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Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Noone knows if Merlin lived (there) or not. But the magic is everywhere, and you can make it there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warszawa, Polska
Well worth it!

Not a visit for the faint hearted, you can only get here at low tide nothing much to see but you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Noone knows if Merlin lived (there) or not. But the magic is everywhere, and you can make it there too...

Thank Mordka13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a visit for the faint hearted, you can only get here at low tide nothing much to see but you can just imagine the sheer power of the sea that created it

1  Thank jimm12345
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cant beat this experience, we were in this cave as the tide came back in. Stunning photo opportunity. A must.

1  Thank samjed
Reviewed 1 week ago

just fun, and on the beach, and a good place to hang out with your people, imagining all kinds of fun

Thank ANgela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a look inside, very quaint and old England. adds a bit of character to the town and looks the part.

Thank mark b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from this tiny bay and especially on the surrounding cliff are amongst some of the best in the world. Climb up to the Castle and feel the magic.

1  Thank Marty K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never thought a cave could be so interesting but i loved having a little nose around and it was really pretty and fab photo opportunities there. My kids enjoyed it too.

1  Thank annemarie f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its only accessible during low tides. However, even then, you will need to wade across small bodies of water to get to the other end. There are several caves in this area that is worth exploring when you come in the right shoes and clothing....More

1  Thank Roxanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had so much fun exploring this area. Parked in Tintagel and followed the signs to Tintagel Castle. If you are thinking of combining a trip with the Castle you can pay further down at the entrance turnstile to the Castle after doing the caves. Check...More

1  Thank Clare H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully located with the cliff rising up to Tintagel Castle on the top. Had our lunch sitting on one of the rocks by the waterfall. Make sure you go at low tide! We managed to paddle our way through to the other end and watch...More

Thank Anna R
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Sarah Louise B
19 July 2017|
Response from Jenna A | Reviewed this property |
You can access the beach and cave for free but to go round the castle u do have to pay. Is well worth the money.
13 April 2017|
Response from 1964mh | Reviewed this property |
It's a decent size for a cave and well worth the visit. Best to go in off season
17 August 2016|
Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
Because there are people who genuinely believe that the myth created by writers of the Romantic age and perpetuated by the Victorians for commercial purposes is true and that the wizard Merlin actually lived in the cave... More