A morning in Tintagel

Tintagel Castle, North Cornwall

Having just enjoyed a hearty Cornish breakfast complete with award winning sausages from Tintagel butcher, Darren May (yummy, I can see why they have won awards!) I’m off to discover the magical charm of this historic village and burn off that breakfast! 

Discover the mystery of ancient King Arthur’s Castle...

I park up by the magnificent St Materiana’s church, perched high on the windswept Glebe cliff and take a moment to watch the Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs, pounding Tintagel Island. Eager to see more, I march along the coastal path and step back in time to discover the mystery of ancient King Arthur’s Castle, exploring the ruins where it is said King Uther Pendragon met with the beautiful Igraine and conceived King Arthur on a dark and stormy night.

Following the rugged trail past the magical and strangely eerie Tintagel Haven and Merlin’s cave, I continue along the path and into the village. I find myself unable to resist sampling some of Granny Wobblys’ delicious crumbly fudge, and lose myself in Tintagel’s own Aladdin’s cave – Atique, wondering to myself if I could find a home for a quirky Cornish ‘dreckly’ clock?!

Indulge in a cream tea overlooking Merlin’s cave...

Feeling a little peckish after my bracing walk, I enjoy a bowl of fantastic homemade spicy butternut squash soup at the smart, friendly and popular Delilicious and head back through the fields and up the quaint Vicarage hill to the church car park. If only I had found the time - and appetite - to indulge in a cream tea overlooking Merlin’s cave….definitely next time then.

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