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“interesting but not staggering”
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 October 8, 2013

we went here after looking round the castle its interesting to look at but wouldn't travel miles to see it-- its a hole!!

Thank Nigel L
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Cave viewing is via a path which can be tricky especially for the elderly or may be unfit. Nothing outstanding but all part of the Castle experience.

Thank poppy_gsandycreekqld
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visited this after our visit to Tintagel Castle, but the cave can be visited without paying an entrance fee. The tiny beach in front of the cave was packed and all visitors - of which there were lots - had to walk through the middle of everyone sat on the 'beach' to get into the cave. The tide was not fully out when we visited so we could not walk through it fully. Nice to visit, but perhapes the hype is better than the cave!

2  Thank fonzoroll
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

The walk to the cave is or reasonable length and the steps down to the beach were easier than the scramble over the rocks. The sea was beautiful the day we were there and the views entrancing. It was a glorious sunny day. The cave itself is lovely... not spectacular but evocative and interesting. Worth a visit, especially on the beautiful day we had

1  Thank Ozzypip
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have mentioned my thoughts on Merlin's cave on my review of Tintagel castle, I suppose, its great for the kids to imagine that the 2nd most famous wizard (Harry Potter being number 1) lived here, but at the end of the day there is nowt to see but walls and rocks.

Sorry to sound like Mr Grumpy, but it did nothing for me, however, as I say, by the sound of it, the youngsters seemed to be enjoying themselves, which is great.

1  Thank Peter W
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