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History comes alive!

Lovely visit to Tintagel Castle with a view across to Merlin’s Cave. At low tide, it is possible... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keith S
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Dereham, England, United Kingdom
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Hollows beneath Tintagel Castle

The cave has been eroded through the giant rocks above which are the remains of the castle. It's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James W
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Amersham, 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely visit to Tintagel Castle with a view across to Merlin’s Cave. At low tide, it is possible to visit with a National Trust employee. When we were there it was high tide so is worth checking

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cave has been eroded through the giant rocks above which are the remains of the castle. It's dark and gaping from the top of the beach cliff but lighter once inside. Access to the cave, via the beach isn't easy for those not reasonably...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave is enhanced by the legend and stories of Merlin-moderate sized cave which has been eroded to become a tunnel through the rock- not accessible at high tide. If you are visiting the castle don't miss it!

Thank 380nico2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, especially with the waterfall behind it. Unfortunately the tide was coming in so we couldn't get through to the other side.

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to see there except a cave that gets filled up with the tide. What it has do to with Merlin us unclear, he'she certainly couldn't have lives there. It's a good excuse to climb down to the beach and walk around a bit.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merlins Cave is worth the walk if the tide is right. There were even people swimming after the walk down!

Thank 3littlemonkeys973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merlins Cave sits at the side of Tintagel Castle Cove & only accessible at low tide. It's quite a size & you can walk all the way through to the other side which gives it quite a different feel as it's well lit. Really great...More

1  Thank Deganawida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally surprised, I just though the cave was just that, a deadens cave but it isn't!!!! Fantastic :)

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW amazing! very powerful with the sea crashing through it, took some lovely photos. A "must see" when you visit Tintagel Castle

Thank Alison F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Clare H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very dog friendly, allowed on the beach as we l.
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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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