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Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

Categories: Ruins, Castles, Tourist Spots
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The legendary birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle rests on a peninsula with a lookout over the Atlantic Ocean. Legend has it that Arthur was conceived here, after Merlin cast a spell to make King Uther look like Arthur's mother's husband Gorlois for one night. A stone with a Latin inscription thought to be Arthur's name found at the site is thought to give the legend some credence. All that is left of the castle are ruins of its walls, but these are enough to create a magical setting for sea views. Take the rugged coastal walk to see the castle and surrounding hills. Sample locally sourced crab-cake sandwiches and fresh fish and chips at the cafe. Plan to visit Tintagel Castle during your Tintagel vacation using our convenient Tintagel trip generator.
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  • I've been wanting to get down to Tintagel for a while and the castle is something you should really make the effort to go and see. There are lots of the usual informational boards about the castle and...  read more »
  • We were at Tintagel Castle, and wanted to look at the ruins. Thank you tips from TripAdvisor we chose not the classic way in the ruins, but have gone hiking trail towards barras nose the National Trust (there is the map and detailed description on the home page of the national trust and Tintagel walk) from the here you have a great view of the ruins and the caves. Admission worth it from our point of view only, through the main gate, anyone, make images or for fans of Artus Sage.
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  • This property is owned by English Heritage and therefore as members, it didn't cost us anything. If we hadn't been, I would have been a bit fed up. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic location and...  read more »
  • A great way to blow out the cobwebs on a cold and windy day! great views & lots to learn, the information centre is a great place to start, puts everything into perspective when you make your journey to the top! The journey to the ruins is a fair walk but a shuttle 4x4 will take you there and back if you would rather. Staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Amazing place. The weather did its part as well. With the rain and wind and clouds, this part of Cornwall was truly memorable to me. Lots of stairs, but great ruins and art work around. One can explore a cave at low tide - which was remarkable. History comes to live when walking over the meadows where the castle once stood. Note: The site is looked after by English Heritage, so if you are a National Trust member you will have to pay!
  • Long walk with steep climbs takes you to the ruined castle and large nature area with spectacular cliffs and views. You only need to pay for access to the furthest castle ruins and can easily walk for half a day enjoying the nature and the views at no cost. There is a Land Rover car service that will take you to or from the foot of the climb to the castle, but you still need to be prepared for a steep walk.
  • Amazing scenery and views. It could be a really nice day out depending on the weather. You need good walking shoes as there is a lot of walking and climbing. But it is well worth it.
  • A great piece of English history filled with mystery and myth set in stunning clifftop surroundings. Worth noting tide times if you want to check out Merlins cave. Absolutely amazing.
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