Have always wanted to come here from seeing photos on Pinterest. Every time we come to Cornwall I always plan on spending our last day here making it closer to home for us to travel. But every time the weather forecast for Tintagel hasn’t been good so we have never been.
Even though rain was forecast for this afternoon we headed first thing this morning (thankfully having a Mac Donald’s on the way!)
Going my sat Mac thought it would be a good idea to go via some traditional narrow roads - which thankfully were quiet as some were only just wide enough for the car! So if you have a sat bag like mine and aren’t travelling at non peak time I would stick to the main roads which only add an extra 10 mins or so!
When we arrived I was expecting some English heritage signs and for it to be obvious where the castle was, my vision of the castle was the opposite of what it is!
There are lots of car parks - we parked I. The one right next to the Cornish bakery - was £4 for all day. I think the car parks before this one are cheaper as they are further away
When we came out of the car park we didn’t really know where we were going but there was a wooden sign ☺️
There was a landrover ride £2 adults £1 children offering to take you to the entrance of the castle - which at first I thought was weird - but as soon as we started to walk down I then realised why they offered this! It’s a steep walk down with a stream running at the side of you which is nice.
We didn’t wear wellies just our trainers which given all of the rain I wondered if this was the right thing - but we were fine in these and I had no muddy regrets
What I wasn’t expecting is the very very steep steps everywhere - which are scary not only going up but also going down! I have a 6 year old so this made it doubly scary
We signed up to do the Easter trail and thankfully we then naturally joined another family going round doing the trail which made it a little easier going up down and round the steep steps
I didn’t read up about Tintagel before going and if I’m honest I was expecting a castle and for it to be similar ish to st Michaels Mount - but it’s nothing like it!
That said the views are out of this world and change every time you move
The village itself is also very nice and has lots of places to recharge your batteries before heading on.
I wasn’t expecting to reach many miles today as it felt like I was constantly going up or down steps - but by the time we got back to the car I had nearly done my 10k steps! My heart rate monitor thingy was also at the highest and longest it ha ever been since me getting the fit bit a year ago
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