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As it is a magical place

Amazing view you wouldnt believe the magic that this cave has really recomended for the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
United Kingdom
We loved the Cave

There is a small beach area and at low tide you can walk through the Cave, my kids loved it, they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view you wouldnt believe the magic that this cave has really recomended for the whole family and tourists

Thank 1residentoftheworld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small beach area and at low tide you can walk through the Cave, my kids loved it, they collected small rocks from the beach to give to their friends as gifts, magic rocks!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you have to be aware of the tide if you want to walk into it. But anyway the whole area is wonderful, so you can schedule the visit,

Thank Ines M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cave is known for the legend of Merlin. We had to take a look. Hiked down since the tide was low. A bit disappointing - just a small sized cave that eroded so that it is now a tunnel through the rock. You can't...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having arrived on a windy & rainy day unfortunately we were not allowed to go up to castle but we could access the cave. Well worth it. Fascinating little spot & you can see the start of King Arthur's legend under the once magnificent location...More

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the beach below Tintagel castle is fantastic. The caves are worth exploring when the tide is out. The beach can be visited without having to pay for entry to the castle.

Thank Lanson_traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here and didn't realise that this was all entwined with Tingtagel castle. Well worth the visit.

Thank speedKamarahhhhh
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Merlin's Cave was one of only three places in the world where I knew I could and would feel brave enough to pop the question to my long term partner. The magic surrounding the legend is literally spellbinding. I bottled previously in Marrakesh and the...More

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit to Tintagel Castle with a view across to Merlin’s Cave. At low tide, it is possible to visit with a National Trust employee. When we were there it was high tide so is worth checking

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The cave has been eroded through the giant rocks above which are the remains of the castle. It's dark and gaping from the top of the beach cliff but lighter once inside. Access to the cave, via the beach isn't easy for those not reasonably...More

Thank James W
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Clare H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very dog friendly, allowed on the beach as we l.
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19 July 2017|
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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