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mystical

thanks to the staff, we visited this just on time because the tide was coming up and then the cave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yokomoni
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Antwerp, Belgium
Magical

If you visit Tintagel, you have to visit Merlins cave. You can only get down to where it is if the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chrissandi
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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 good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed yesterday

thanks to the staff, we visited this just on time because the tide was coming up and then the cave becomes unaccesable. Many stairs down (and climb up again), but worth while. A little cosy sandy beach in front. A beautiful waterfall on the other...More

Thank Yokomoni
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you visit Tintagel, you have to visit Merlins cave. You can only get down to where it is if the tide is out tho'. If you half believe the legend of King Arthur, it's well worth the walk down and the exhaustive walk back...More

Thank chrissandi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must to do if your on the beach.check the high tide times thou,as you don't want to get stuck there..great echo sound inside ...

Thank gramane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful visit... the waterfall too was a special treat! The cave was wonderful, we love our children trying new experiences and this was one of them. It's a big walk down but don't let it out you off... its well worth a look...More

Thank Mrscaland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterfall and merlins cave are well worth the walk down and up , great place to swim ,depending on the tide

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach is accessible via some steep steps once paid for castle access. There is a beautiful waterfall seen from the beach area at low tide. You can walk through to the back of the cave, not sure if you can walk all the way through...More

Thank SheilaM70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the place with the misses. Its great but be careful where you walk. Make sure you check the times of the Tides because with high tide you won`t be able to visit the cave. The legend of King Arthur gives the place something magical....More

Thank Lennaert v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately is was raining quite heavily so we did not go down onto the beach at the entrance to the cave but numerous people did. Love to go back on a good day and really explore whilst on another visit to Tintagel Castle. Well worth...More

1  Thank deejay100uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting place to explore but check the tidal times! We had a great time with the dog! Careful on those rocks!!

Thank L W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Lots to find on beach and explore. Lovely place to relax and take in the atmosphere.

Thank allyfurr
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14 August 2017|
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Response from dandgedwards | Reviewed this property |
yes they r there was loads of dogs about the castle and the cave I know the land rover that takes you down the track to the castle charged £1 for dogs
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Sarah Louise B
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.
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AngryCustomer2017
13 April 2017|
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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
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