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Merlin's Cave, Tintagel

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  • This place is nothing short of wonderful; whether you happen on a beautiful sunny day, where the sky is blue and the water is crystal clear, whether you happen on a cloudy day, where the rock stands out impressively against the white of the sky (as there the weather changes suddenly, it may happen that you see both the other version on the same morning, as happened to us). A dispassionate advice: keep an eye on the tide scheduled for that day, because the cave remains accessible on foot for a short time, then the water will rise and will not want to access it. We had the great fortune to have been advised by the owner of the bed and breakfast where we were staying, and we got to see the cave on foot. Time a half hour, and the water had already risen so much to not allow more access! Recommended visit, no doubt.
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  • Stayed in port Issac with my partner for a romantic break child free and discovered this gem of a place on our return to London ! we have already booked a return trip to Cornwall with the children to ...  more »
  • Very mystical and wild! We feel good about the Arthurian legend. the view is very beautiful, very soothing calm!
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  • Long walk down hill to the cove with fantastic views, at the bottom is a beautiful cave, waterfall & resident seal. You can also get a Landover (fee)up & down for those of us that ate all the pies or have a disability. If you take the cliff walk you will be charged (£8-50 I think) to go explore the ruins of King Arthur's castle or you can not pay to go in & walk along the cliffs. Small tourist centre (at the bottom) which sells all sorts of stuff, from ice creams to replica swords & armour. Well worth a visit.
  • A cave that can be explored at low tide. The beach and cave can be reached by walking down a staircase. The beach itself is rather pretty and a nice place to enjoy. The cave is fairly rugged but easy enough to explore, it pretty huge height wise.
  • Check tide time before going. No need to pay for castle, just follow signs down. If you have wet "jelly" shoes, wear them as the beach is stoney, but great waves and stone throwing into sea. Lovely walks around there too, though use sensible shoes. Castle is slot of steps
  • Great place full of ancient history. Well worth a visit.
  • Amazing place. The cave is relatively small and only accessible when the tide is right. Nonetheless it is remarkable and the surrounding beach is really nice too. The views are amazing.

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