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Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Worth a visit

Went here on lovely sunny day. Quite a long walk down to the beach which if was too difficult then... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
judecostin
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Lovely magical place love every year walking to castle and looking at merlins cave so peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dandgedwards
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Northumberland, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here on lovely sunny day. Quite a long walk down to the beach which if was too difficult then Landrovers were available for small price. Steps to the beach were steep but managable then rocks to climb over to get to the beach. Lovely...More

Thank judecostin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely magical place love every year walking to castle and looking at merlins cave so peaceful and beautiful views

Thank dandgedwards
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our 2 and 5 year old girls and timed our visit specifically to coincide with low tide. I visited here a few years ago and had to clamber over big boulders to get access to the cave (I was quite pregnant at...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly due to the tide being in we were unable to go into the cave, but the views and area was so beautiful.

Thank monty731
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children really enjoyed the cave and the little beach. They both had a photograph with Merlin's face in the rock. Steep descent with wobbly rocks so avoid if you are unsteady on your feet.

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing place and a day out for Family. It's a bit steep walk down all the way to get to Castle. Its roughly 10-15 minutes walk. Nothing Major. Almost anyone can do it. Otherwise there are Land Rover Jeeps which take you up and...More

Thank Rizwan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Note - you don't need to pay for the castle in order to see the caves. Check the tide times, as you want to get there around low tide. The day we went low tide was at 1, and we went around 11 and could...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great fun place. Beware of the tides as the cove gets flooded and becomes inaccessible. But a nice overall experience.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Merlin's Cave with my husband and two sons, aged 17 and 11 on 7th August. It's definitely worth a visit, check low and high tides prior to visiting as the cave can only be accessed at low tide. Merlin's Cave is accessible down...More

3  Thank Tricia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited Merlin's Cave (and the Haven Beach) on April 3rd, 2017, when visiting the National Heritage site of Tintagel Castle. From the ticket booth of Tintagel Castle, you can begin your journey up to the castle ruins, or start downwards towards the Haven...More

1  Thank Christopher D
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14 August 2017|
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Response from dandgedwards | Reviewed this property |
yes they r there was loads of dogs about the castle and the cave I know the land rover that takes you down the track to the castle charged £1 for dogs
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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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