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“One, of many mysterious caves”
Review of Merlin's Cave

Merlin's Cave
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Tintagel
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Owner description: Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Unmarked, and mysterious, not accessible at any but the lowest tides, this is a beautiful cave to see. Seriously doubt, if he was real that Merlin would live there, even if he was a hermit, more so if he was as powerful as is written. If he were to frequent a cave at Tintagel it could have been any one of the three large caves or all of them.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Can walk into it a low tide, situated on a small beach below the castle, worthwhile seeing though it you are there!

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Seeing the ocean coming in from the other side of the cave is just lovely, and it felt special visiting with children who were imagining what rocks Merlin used for his table to make his spells on and so on. Magical :-)

1  Thank Sera P
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Make the effort and go to the cave if you visit Tintagel Castle! And on a good day you can even swim in the small bay!

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

The haven at Tintagel is a fabulous little spot. Loads of caves to explore, including the famour Merlin's Cave - this is an unusual, if not unique, bit of British coastline. As others have said, you'll need to tolerate the steep path and steps (or the £2 each way for the land rover trip) but well worth it if you can. Some of the rocks in the cave are beautiful colours - greens and purples.

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