Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has dramatic sea views both from the castle ruins on the headland and island. This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths and mystery, and has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur.
Reasons to visit Tintagel
- The rugged North Cornwall coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
- The dramatic sea views
- Steeped in myths and mystery
- Discover caves on the beach, one of which was rumoured to be the home of Merlin
- Explore the island where Tintagel Castle is said to be the birth place of King Arthur
- With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, the area is full of history
- Step back in time at the National Trust's atmospheric Tintagel Old Post Office, originally a 14th-century farmhouse, with its famously wavy roof.
- Walk up to windswept Glebe Cliff and visit the ancient church of St Materiana’s.
- Beautiful coastal path walks passing close to Tintagel's abandoned slate quarries, perched on the cliff edge.
- A great choice of places to eat and drink.
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