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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 Landrover (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.
  • Nice view from those high cliffs, it's totally worth travelling there.
  • Worth the walk down to the beach and a look in the cave. Nice pub at the top of the hill with a beer garden with lovely views.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic views of the cave can be seen from the path below the castle, you can explore it at low tide, we walked down from St Materiana's Church, along the cliff & down.
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