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Merlin's Cave, Tintagel

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  • The caves are a must see for any visitors. As you look at the beach Merlins cave is on your left. To the right of the beach there are 2 more caves. These ones are really worth effort to get to. Beware...  more »
  • Long walk from the village of Tintagel to the cave which is managed by English Heritage. When we visited the tide was on it's way in but still felt the magic of King Arthur's kingdom. Grandchildren ab...  more »
  • The walk from Camelot Castle hotel to Merlin's Cave was itself invigorating but we found our way to the Cave barred by a gate. We could see the beach so decided to climb over the gate and down the ste...  more »
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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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