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Tintagel Castle

Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with King Arthur and Merlin the magician. New exhibition explores the stories linking Tintagel to King Arthur which includes a 3D model of the site illustrating how it has changed over the centuries. Dog friendly and child friendly, this is a great day out for all the family.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Reviewed yesterday

Great experience. Used to go here every year as a kid with my siblings and parents. It is great to see the castle continues to be preserved. Do miss out on this beautiful national treasure.

Thank ianstreet2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful little spot! Lots of myth and magical tales with beautiful views over the Atlantic. Perfect place for a picnic and a relax in the sunshine. No good for wheelchairs, pushchairs or silly shoes! Try the pasty shop at the top of the...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very windy! Very interesting! The legend of Arthur. Amazing views! Quite a steep climb to the top but well worth it! A must see!

Thank pmurphy679
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After seeing the ruins of the castle, continue climbing to marvel at the views. Shuttle will take you to the base of the castle and/or back up to the ticket office. We walked down and took the shuttle back up. About 150 stairs up to...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here over May half term as a family of five. Access to the site requires a lot of walking. There is a steep hill down to the cafe/shop from the village, where the pathway to the castle on its cliff top setting begins....More

Thank GoLiveYoung
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here in June. It has been an ambition of mine to visit here for many years. There was a steep hill down to the bottom where the pathway to the castle begins, not too bad on the way down but hard work on...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting place to visit. Arthur legends aside, the history of the site is still fascinating. That being said, hiking around with all the different levels of stairs is exhausting and the weather is VERY windy! Dress appropriately and be prepared for lots of steep...More

Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tintagel Castle is one of those places where you can feel the legends in the very rocks, the views are simply breathtaking, especially on a sunny day. Staff was friendly and helpful and there are some interesting ruins remaining of the castle. Be aware that...More

Thank Zyriak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here while on holiday in Cornwall. We didn't climb up to the castle but we did go down to merlons cafe and walk down on the beach. It is a lovely little village to spend the day in with so much history and...More

Thank Philippa R
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a sunny day the blue water really shone - the access to the castle was fairly easy (across a bridge) and the beach with Merlin's cave offered a real contrast. The town offers shops, cafes etc to keep you replenished, the coastal path offers...More

Thank BRod22SCC
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Nothing at all
25 May 2017|
Response from magandmick2017 | Reviewed this property |
Don't understand "nothing at all"?
There is so much to see in Cornwall and we have so little time. We would like to visit to Tintagel Castle. What is the minimum amount of time to make a visit worthwhile and what is a reasonable amount of time to spend? We are 70/72 yrs old and in good health but may not with to climb all the steps. Can we still have a good view?
1 October 2016|
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Response from cynicalwitch | Reviewed this property |
You can use the Land Rover shuttle to get to and from the base of the cliff. Merlin's Cave and the shoreline are places of interest, but the main event (so to speak) is the castle and the views up there. It's a long steep... More
nery f
Will Tintagel Castle open during the week of Dec. 28-31?
12 September 2016|
Response from julie m | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I don't know. Maybe look online at the web page for opening times over christmas!