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Tintagel Castle

Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Private, Full-Day Tour to Port Isaac, Padstow, and Tintagel from Cornwall
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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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Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This isn't a castle in the usual terms of high towers and battlement walks but what you lose is more than compensated in the high dramatic clifftop location. A castle with the sea pounding the caves below is simply a special place. I've been many...More

Thank themajoroak
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went early, which meant we got quickly up the stairs to the castle. Our 5 year old needed close supervision at all times, however, and the danger points are clearly signed. The views are spectacular. The bonus is the statue of King Arthur, who...More

1  Thank d0gl0ver2010
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bracing, beautiful and very busy in August even at opening time. Not much castle to see - but the traces of occupation in early medieval period are fascinating. Sea views are unbeatable, and the little cove is gorgeous. There is a landrover available for the...More

1  Thank Biggles17
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had terrible weather but that didn't really detract from the experience. The views from the top are well worth the climb but I would recommend trying to go early when the stairs up aren't too busy (it does become quite difficult on one particular...More

1  Thank gbprogrammes
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit but be prepared to do some serious exercise... My young family enjoyed the walk to the remains and had a great day exploring the settlements and by the end of the day had really wore the kids out. plenty to...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a windy, rainy day. However, we still had a great time. Views are amazing, despite all those steep steps! Spent a couple of hours exploring the cliff tops.

Thank cebeebee
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought it was just a quick walk along the coast line, but we were surprised. The overall experience is just unexplainable. The view from the top of the castle is breath taking, so beautiful.

Thank STK78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tintagel is a castle for active families. It doesn't only mean to see remains of a former early medieval castle but also to climb an enormous amout of stairs and steep paths to get there. The reward after the long way up are great views...More

Thank mcj_hlg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this spot - the clifftop views are wonderful; the Cornish coast at its best! It's not cheap to 'get in' and it's not a site for those infirm of foot, but my 6yr old loved clambering around the ruins and managed the steep...More

Thank CarrieD28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A spectacularly beautiful site whether you believe the King Arthur angle or not. Pretty strenuous walk for the older of us in the group, but from the top of the cliffs and the ruins to the beach with the rocks and caves, just a wonderful...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
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Sabrina M
7 August 2017|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
I don't have children so I'm not sure how helpful I can be. To get to the cafe and main base should be fine as you can always take the minibus which travels up and down the hill frequently but to get to the actual ruins... More
28 July 2017|
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Response from Hungryfeesh | Reviewed this property |
Yes dog friendly site .....and because of this everyone who has a dog takes it with them .....good if you have a sociable dog ....less good if not
6 July 2017|
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Response from Hungryfeesh | Reviewed this property |
There are several car parks in the village - at least one (maybe more) of these allows motor homes to park in them (it advertises itself on the outskirts of town) and is the second car park on left once you are in the... More