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“Wonderful views and a good workout!”
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Tintagel Castle
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Private, Full-Day Tour to Port Isaac, Padstow, and Tintagel from Cornwall
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$376.63*
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Full-Day Guided Private Port Isaac, Padstow and Tintagel Tour from Devon
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Tintagel
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Owner description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with King Arthur and Merlin the magician. New exhibition explores the stories linking Tintagel to King Arthur which includes a 3D model of the site illustrating how it has changed over the centuries. Dog friendly and child friendly, this is a great day out for all the family.
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I must admit, I didn't think there would be quite so many steps and stairs, but the views from the side and top were magnificent. It is a must see if you are in the local area.

Thank Darren T
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Tintagel castle was built in 1233 by Richard of Cornwall on the remains of dark ages buildings. Some of the older rock walls remain, but must of the ruins are from Richard of Cornwall’s castle. It is thought to have been where King Arthur ruled from. Built on the cliffs of the sea, with the sea surrounding about 90% of it, there was quite a climb to get to the various sections. Plus you have a long walk from the car park to the entrance. The castle is made up of two sections, reached by a land bridge that has collapsed. You now have to walk down the steps from one side and back up the other side. The sea was wild, with waves breaking on the rocks with spray of over 100 feet when we were there. We also saw Merlin’s cave, but he did not appear to be home.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The castle itself is more of a ruin, however that doesn't take away from the marvellous views of the north coast of Cornwall.I would highly recommend a walk along the SW coast path to Trebarwith Strand (Beach) where along the route the the dynamic scenery of the old coastal quarry's are truly breathtaking (keep in mind, that I may well have been saying otherwise had it not been for the glorious sunshine on the day of our visit).

The walk made cream teas back in Tintagel feel well deserved!

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fantastic views and fantastic site.

Lots of stairs and they can be very slippery in the wet. Take some good shoes. A camera is a must a waste without it. The place would be better on a blustery day for photos but it most have been bleak in the winter 2000 years ago.

But all I'll say is if you are in Cornwall go!

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

There is not much in the area but some of the stones still marked what was there. The views of the ocean and coastline was magnificent.

Thank Prdiablo
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