We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
Review Highlights
Nice a sunrise

Its a real nice place to visit in the morning. No one around and the light at sunrise is special. I... read more

Reviewed today
Interlaken, Switzerland
via mobile
Interesting feature of a very pretty little cove

This is just one feature of a stunning piece of coast. The cave is quite astounding and you can see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Read all 408 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“low tide” (54 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
Write a Review
Reviews (408)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Its a real nice place to visit in the morning. No one around and the light at sunrise is special. I made a stop there from my morning run on the coast trail. If you are planing to visit the castle rock keep in mind...More

Thank Tomschter
Reviewed yesterday

This is just one feature of a stunning piece of coast. The cave is quite astounding and you can see how legend would grow up around it... but do explore further around this coast; there's a glorious (yet different) piece of scenery around every bend.

Thank Cantthinkofanamenow
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ok it's a cave! Can't really say more than that, but the legend behind it (real or not) makes it feel very exciting to explore!

Thank Booninchal
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mordka13
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Nearby Restaurants
Charlie's Cafe Restaurant & Online Deli
446 reviews
.97 km away
King Arthur's Bistro Cafe
327 reviews
.74 km away
The Cornish Bakery
175 reviews
.73 km away
King Arthur's Arms Inn Restaurant
601 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tintagel Castle
2,836 reviews
.24 km away
King Arthur's Great Halls
322 reviews
1.04 km away
The Old Post Office
542 reviews
.90 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sarah Louise B
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from annemarie f | Reviewed this property |
you dont have to pay to get to the cave its on the small coved beach but you will need to pay to get to the castle.
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