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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared for an extremely steep walk back from the ruins or be prepared to pay £2 each for the national trust land rover to drive you back up the hill. Overpriced at almost £10 each to access the grounds, but luckily we arrived at...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed yesterday

This is an awsome place. Ruins of a castle at sea cliffs. Steep walk down and then up to the ruins but it is worth it! Heading back you can get lift by a Land rover

Thank HafdisEyglo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful, breathtaking scenery, merlins cave was a really magical experience. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Very steep walk up and down a hill, including some very steep steps up to the castle and down to the beach and Merlins Cave. Personally I would...More

Thank ItsMeYouSee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being a total sucker for the Arthurian Legend, (read everything I could lay my hands on, saw all the movies) I must say I was not disappointed when I visited Tintagel Castle. Not at all. The atmosphere, the location; we loved every bit of it....More

Thank Egwene2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ruins of Tintagel castle are nice, but what sets this castle apart from almost all others is the stunning environment. High on a rock surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean (on 3 sides), one gets stunning views of the cliffs. There are quite a few...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Was so looking forward to this visit that when we didn't have coins to pay for parking nor did we find some clear directions on how to actually get to the castle, we'd just about given up. It was late in the afternoon and we...More

Thank toomuchfunnow
Reviewed 3 days ago

An exciting and interesting place to visit . If the weather is good , you will struggle to find a better half day visit anywhere . Just the right amount of historic information at the visitors centre , and the scenery is to die for...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 3 days ago

The English Heritage fees are well worth this visit, we spent 3 hours on site and could have spent more were it not so hot (29c). The site is quite hilly so it is not for those of limited mobility. The more fitness you have,...More

Thank NotWillSelf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing day at Tintagel Castle. The views were amazing but you had to earn them by negotiating the hundreds of steps in and out of it. Make sure that you go early, when the tide is out so that you can visit...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited at the end of May 2017. I would heartily recommend visiting just to see the absolutely amazing views. There is obviously a lot of history to discover with the ruins and I would recommend reading about the history of the site before visiting....More

Thank kazzacola
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Nothing at all
26 May 2017|
Response from magandmick2017 | Reviewed this property |
Don't understand "nothing at all"?
There is so much to see in Cornwall and we have so little time. We would like to visit to Tintagel Castle. What is the minimum amount of time to make a visit worthwhile and what is a reasonable amount of time to spend? We are 70/72 yrs old and in good health but may not with to climb all the steps. Can we still have a good view?
2 October 2016|
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Response from cynicalwitch | Reviewed this property |
You can use the Land Rover shuttle to get to and from the base of the cliff. Merlin's Cave and the shoreline are places of interest, but the main event (so to speak) is the castle and the views up there. It's a long steep... More
nery f
Will Tintagel Castle open during the week of Dec. 28-31?
13 September 2016|
Response from julie m | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I don't know. Maybe look online at the web page for opening times over christmas!