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Tintagel Castle

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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...more
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Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited on a glorious but breezy day. The climb to the top is worth it just for the view of the bay and coastline around this amazing castle. If you get too tired to walk back up there is a Land Rover taxi service...More

Thank GaryMichelle65
Reviewed yesterday

a fabulous place to visit. the area is steeped in history and there are lots of things to see. beware there are lots of steps!!!!!

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing location, amazing history amazing views. But be aware of the steep and vast number of steps. Not a problem for us, but a number of folks were turning back giving up. Try not to give up, the hard work is worth it. I loved...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is astounding and a must visit. Go and see. English heritage but can be seen from a distance. Views are amazing and must be seen. Check weather as can close if really windy

Thank rustymutley
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ruined castle has an interesting story and the area affords great views along a beautiful stretch of coastline. There is a walk to the entrance from Tintagel, down walking out and up coming back which may tax some people. There is, though, a mini-bus...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my family to see the castle and cave. This was probably my third time visiting but first time getting so close to the cave. It was quite busy as it was a warm day but still as interesting as ever. My grandson loved...More

Thank Trail782341
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for a trip to the castle the weather was fine, the walk to the castle entrance is down hill, once at the entrance there is cafe toilets and shop , from the buildings the path is steep you cross a bridge then the...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would pick this spot on the cliffy coast of Cornwall anyday over the city! We had amazing weather and were able to climb all over up and down this castle area. Very beautiful scenery!

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited early before the crowds and glad I did. Easy to move around and get up and down all the steps. Not so much the amount of them, but the height of many of them and the steepness- wish I was fitter and certainly felt...More

Thank harrison77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No parking at the castle, need to park in the village. Be aware its all pay and display and expensive if you are planning to stay all day! There is a land rover service available to take you down to the start of the castle...More

Thank jakki j
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Alan J
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Response from Clive C | Reviewed this property |
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18 July 2018|
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Response from jj435Rye | Reviewed this property |
There are many areas to walk, even along cliffs and paths. You would have views of the castle and, yes, still be able to get to Merlin’s cave, depending on the tides.
25 June 2018|
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Response from Dillan1965 | Reviewed this property |
As already said, parking is by the King's Arms Pub in the village itself. There is no parking of any description at the castle itself as far as I saw. Not sure whether you can park up overnight in the Pub car park. You'd... More