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Tintagel Castle

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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Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
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"steep steps"
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"land rover"
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"king arthur"
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"stunning views"
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"well worth the effort"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our second visit - weather was beautiful - one path which was out of use last time we visited was open this time. Another new feature was the sculpture this was stunning. We were very lucky with the beautiful weather the sun shone throughout our...More

1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful ruins on a desolate headland. Need to be reasonably fit to make the climb, although they do have a landrover service. We visited on a cold, blustery early May day and wind felt like it was coming from the Arctic. Spectacular.

2  Thank Petermac-red
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing atmospheric place to visit. Recommend good walking shoes it’s quite a hike back up the hill I would go back to the village via the church much easier on the calves!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit a of trek to get to the castle. There is a land-rover service for people with walking difficulties. The castle is almost completely destroyed. It sits in a nice location with beautiful views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle is mostly ruins but those are my favourite ones. story lines around bringing it to life as you wander. tough climb to get up there, steps steep and tall but passing places and seats if you need to stop. we had our dog with...More

1  Thank Bex N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went her whilst staying in Cornwall. This is approached from Tintagel down a steep path. There is a £2 per person Land Rover lift if you wish. At the bottom you climb up again along a steep narrow path to the entrance from where there...More

2  Thank David A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a sunny April day. What a spectacular place!! You can get an English Heritage membership which will be worthwhile if you plan on visiting other sites. We elected to simply just pay the admission. Very well worth it. Lots of children were...More

2  Thank TorontoHiker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a fan of Arthurian legend but also a keen historian know it is based on myth rather than legend I was expecting a rather tacky exhibition filled with myth. How wrong was I! Whilst homage was paid to the legend in its various forms...More

2  Thank georgieannjc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just great. We decided to take the Landrover down - lovely chap driving it, and then went to explore the castle. Fantastic views, and what a great story. Definitely worth an hour, ideally a few to investigate this place. Although a ruin,...More

1  Thank itstheflyingdutchman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are no words to describe this lovely place!! Very interesting and the views are absolutely gorgeous!! It is somewhat of a climb so not very suitable for people who have difficulty walking, but it is most definitely worth it!!! Must see!

1  Thank Elske V
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amm46
20 May 2018|
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Response from georgieannjc | Reviewed this property |
No the car park is in the town and the castle is about under half a mile from there. There are numerous car parks near to the path to the castle.
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vivienne s
9 April 2018|
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Response from Mikey H |
I saw coaches that went there, but they seemed to be more specific travel groups, like schools or group holidays. Maybe try contacting national trust who run the site to find out about public transport, they might know more.
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vivienne s
9 April 2018|
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Response from Oregonjohn22 | Reviewed this property |
The postcode (zip code) is PL34 0HE. The town of Tintagel is well signposted once you are in North Cornwall and you have to park in the town (several car parks all same cost) look for the brown tourist sign on the left and... More
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