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Amazing day out

Stayed in port Issac with my partner for a romantic break child free and discovered this gem of a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Stunning cave

Merlin's cave is one of the wonders of nature, carved out of the rock of course by the action of... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Birmingham, 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.
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  • Poor1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in port Issac with my partner for a romantic break child free and discovered this gem of a place on our return to London ! we have already booked a return trip to Cornwall with the children to experience this beautiful place.

Thank daisybyrne
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Merlin's cave is one of the wonders of nature, carved out of the rock of course by the action of the sea but walking through to the sea the other side does conjure ou magical feelings.

Thank brodiesmate
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Worth the walk down to the beach and a look in the cave. Good place for a rest for the walk back up. Nice pub at the top of the hill with a beer garden with lovely views

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This was an amazing sight - well worth the walk down to the beach. You don't have to pay to visit the castle in order to visit the beach. Spoke to canoeists/kayakists who said people could canoe /kayak through the cave. Tide coming in but...More

1  Thank ZellyRestorick
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The views amazing. The castle ruins eery. The sunshine in abundance. Alot to see & explore here. Expensive but can spend the whole day here with lots of walking to be done. The Statue at the cliffs edge outstanding. No plaque to say who made...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Amazing view you wouldnt believe the magic that this cave has really recomended for the whole family and tourists

Thank 1residentoftheworld
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

There is a small beach area and at low tide you can walk through the Cave, my kids loved it, they collected small rocks from the beach to give to their friends as gifts, magic rocks!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 November 2017

you have to be aware of the tide if you want to walk into it. But anyway the whole area is wonderful, so you can schedule the visit,

Thank Ines M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The cave is known for the legend of Merlin. We had to take a look. Hiked down since the tide was low. A bit disappointing - just a small sized cave that eroded so that it is now a tunnel through the rock. You can't...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Having arrived on a windy & rainy day unfortunately we were not allowed to go up to castle but we could access the cave. Well worth it. Fascinating little spot & you can see the start of King Arthur's legend under the once magnificent location...More

Thank Joanne K
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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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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.
13 April 2017|
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