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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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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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“steep steps” (294 reviews)
“king arthur” (374 reviews)
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Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
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"land rover"
in 275 reviews
"steep steps"
in 294 reviews
"king arthur"
in 374 reviews
"english heritage"
in 244 reviews
"dark ages"
in 33 reviews
"the cliff"
in 183 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 105 reviews
"stunning views"
in 178 reviews
"merlins cave"
in 147 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 78 reviews
"small fee"
in 41 reviews
"arthurian legend"
in 41 reviews
"landrover service"
in 44 reviews
"guide book"
in 57 reviews
"walked down"
in 43 reviews
"information boards"
in 45 reviews
"ticket office"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very very disappointing visit. There is no longer a castle on this site so you are effectively paying £10.50 to climb a very steep set of steps to take in a view. Almost the same view is available for free from the coastal path. It...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our party consisted of adults and grandparent and a six year old. It was a great place to visit and the adults had a great time. It is not however a easily accessible place and the grandparents found it a bit much as there are...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Somewhere we have always wanted to visit and very glad we did. The castle has loads of history and is great fun to explore. Be warned there are a lot of steep stairs. On busy days it can be interesting making your way around the...More

Thank Nic C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This will take your breath away. England's wildest castle with a superb sculpture of King Arthur as the reward when you conquer all the steps!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to go. Not the most suitable place for people who struggle to get about but there are land rovers to you up and down the hill to the castle. One you have braved the extremely steep steps up to the...More

Thank Samantha A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is well worth the walk from the village. It is a good idea to take water, drinks and snacks with you though. The beach and rocks are dramatic with caves to explore and a great waterfall. There is plenty to keep the kids occupied...More

Thank K_R_2466
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day here. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Exploring the beach and merlins cave was lots of fun. Be sure to check tide times before visiting though as when the tide is in the whole thing is covered. You also climb across...More

Thank wiggysmum
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its beautiful landscape is unforgettable. If you drive and don’t mind to walk a bit, better to park outside the town, £5 per day, otherwise, you can choose a closer one, but pay £1 per hour. After the ticket office, you need to walk a...More

Thank Tracypun
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I like King Arthur as well as the next person and I knew that this was the alleged birthplace, but in the end, it just did not call to me. We took the long walk down the hill. There we stopped to have a snack...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can walk the rather steep slope or take a jeep ride up ( £2 per person ) to get to the top and ticket office, W.C. souvenir shop and eatery . Once there you can climb higher to the castle or go down to...More

Thank Marguerite B
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Alan J
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caitstokes
18 July 2018|
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Response from jj435Rye | Reviewed this property |
There are many areas to walk, even along cliffs and paths. You would have views of the castle and, yes, still be able to get to Merlin’s cave, depending on the tides.
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merylrushworth
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Response from Dillan1965 | Reviewed this property |
As already said, parking is by the King's Arms Pub in the village itself. There is no parking of any description at the castle itself as far as I saw. Not sure whether you can park up overnight in the Pub car park. You'd... More
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