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Address: Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
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+44 1840 770328
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular...

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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Super day out for family explorers

Have wanted to visit for years and decided to drag the family along - it was the hottest day of the summer 2016 and we weren't prepared enough... But it was still worth it. We are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have wanted to visit for years and decided to drag the family along - it was the hottest day of the summer 2016 and we weren't prepared enough... But it was still worth it. We are a regular family: mum, dad, 8 & 13 yr old girls who don't moan about walking. We parked for a few quid up in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best sites visited,lots the see and the views from the top of the castle are outstanding,with the climb just to see the sculpture on the island amazing

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Thank Bob8338
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning views and well worth a visit. very steep climb but well worth it. can get down to the beach and view merlins cave or follow the coastal path to take in the breathtaking scenery and old church.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not go inside but we walked all alongside it. Its a ruin but i think it offers great views although personally i dont think i would have paid to go in anyway. The views on the free walk are stunning enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tintagel Castle late on in the day so paid £2 each to get the land rover to drive us down the long drive to the entrance of the castle. This would normally take approximately 10 minutes to walk. There are quite a few steps to get up to the ruins of the castle, some of which are steep,... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having studied Medieval and early Arthurian literature, this place has always been on my must see list. I'm so glad I did. It's not the cheapest place to visit and the British Heritage gift shop is pricey but has some lovely items. The site itself is amazing but make sure you have plenty of time, good walking shoes and are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent some time wandering around the ruins imaging what it had once been. I'd have liked to have stayed longer to fully drink in the atmosphere but didn't leave myself enough time. I'm sure I'll be back some time.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area around is great for swiming and walking. A little to the north there is a tiny cove that looks just like a greek beach with crystal clear water! There is great walking oppurtunities and I bet it is greta for kayaking. Also: Bring yor swiming gear if you visit the castle! There is a little beach once you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach was closed for maintenance so unable to venture into caves. Quite expensive to access ruins but view was worth it once we ambled up steep steps that only really wide enough for one way traffic. Tread carefully and wear footwear with good grip as slippy in places. Will visit again.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit (first was in 2009). Luckily this time the kids were older and didn't need carrying up the steps!!Absolutely breathtaking views from in and around these carefully preserved remains. Info boards around the site were useful. Plenty to keep 4 adults and 4 older kids (9-14) engaged and interested. We climbed, looked, huffed, puffed and loved... More 

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