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Tintagel Castle

Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Told the castle was closed since dangerous wind. Nevertheless took the path down, veered left over the stream and took the gravel path. This gave us access to a lower part of the castle only which gave us good views for photographs although difficult to...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing, the village is wonderful. Lots of parking spaces available. The walk is a little bit channelling as there are many steps to climb but is is worth very moment.

Thank Armin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

SPECTACULAR Being a King Arthur freak this is the place i had to go. What a feat though.I am scared of heights and this was a massive challenge,it is so,so high and the steps are steep and slippery. OK I was finally here now so...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tintagel Castle (and the entire village) is fascinating and beautiful. The castle itself sits high atop the cliffs and has just enough ruins remaining to transport you back to the days of Arthur. One of the most magical places I have ever visited!

Thank Currin13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the castle, wow! Fantastic view. It was challenging! There are a lot of steps and the hill back to the village is steep! However the views from the top are worth it. If you go wear sturdy shoes and wet weather gear ......More

Thank CharlieAnne1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow 😲. The history (880AD), the beautiful scenery and the amazing vibes as you walk amongst these ancient ruins knowing that people lived on this island in the Medieval Dark Ages is beyond moving! Recommend checking the weather first otherwise pack you walking boots for...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went during December (when it’s only open at weekends), as expected it was relatively quiet as the steps are steep and in winter can be quiet slippery. We were able to visit the outer part of the castle and the beach without paying, for...More

Thank Jeremybr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My life long dream was realised and it far exceeded my expectations. We spent over 3 hours exploring every inch and climbed every step. It is so incredible and truly mind blowing that something so ancient with so much history is still available for us...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The castle’s shop sells ‘I Conquered Tintagel Castle’s Steps’ hoodies which, if earned, are hard-earned. Informative but discrete noticeboard fill in the background to the castle’s history. Stunning scenery.

Thank Rowlie M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A long walk down, then up, then down again for Merlins cave. I'm not good with heights but glad we did it.

Thank Rod H
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delay, yes you can bring your 4 legged friend. If you wish to take the SUV back up to town, your dog is allowed as well (for a small fee)!
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