Tintagel

Tintagel, North Cornwall
Tintagel, North Cornwall, c Shutterstock
Tintagel, North Cornwall
Old Post Office, Tintagel, North Cornwall c  Adam Gibbard
Tintagel, Castle, North Cornwall
Tintagel, North Cornwall
Tintagel, Castle, North Cornwall
Tintagel, Castle, North Cornwall
Tintagel, Castle, North Cornwall
Tintagel, Castle, North Cornwall
Tintagel, North Cornwall
Tintagel, North Cornwall
Tintagel, North Cornwall

Discover Tintagel

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

  • Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast
  • Dramatic sea views from the castle ruins on the headland and island
  • Steeped in myths and mystery
  • Associated it with the legend of King Arthur
  • Over 18 acres to explore on the island with a garden, chapel, tunnel and well
  • With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west
  • History is brought to life for families through fantastic events throughout the year
  • During winter, this is an ideal spot for a coastal walk with your dog 
  • Beautiful coastal path walks
  • Stunning beach cafe

More Things to do...

  • Step back in time at the atmospheric Tintagel Old Post Office, originally a 14th-century farmhouse, with its famously wavy roof. Now managed by the National Trust there are regular family events such as Victorian bread making and music in the cottage garden 
  • Sample some of Granny Wobbly’s fudge at her shop on the main street. Choose from vanilla, maple and walnut, rum and raisin, butterscotch and chocolate, all traditionally made on the premises 
  • If the kids want a short break from all that Cornish culture, let them have a blast at the local skateboard park at Tintagel Playing Fields or there’s a great little amusement arcade called Camelot opposite the old post office 
  • Take a walk up to windswept Glebe Cliff and visit the ancient church of St Materiana’s. Little changed for over 900 years, the church is a fine example of Norman architecture and contains an array of historic artefacts 

Useful Tintagel links

Tintagel Visitor Centre 
What's on in Tintagel
Things to do in Tintagel
Where to stay in Tintagel
Map of Tintagel

North Coast > Boscastle > Camelford > Delabole > Port Isaac > Tintagel
This cosy, character cottage with modern amenities and a pretty, private garden is only 1½ miles from the sea. It provides an ideal base for a walking, surfing, fishing, golfing or simply a relaxing family holiday in North Cornwall.

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North Coast > Tintagel
King Arthurs Arms is a 4* Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Tintagel Village.  It is a family run, family friendly inn, open all year.  The accommodation includes 5 specially adapted wheelchair accessible rooms, with en-suite wet rooms. 

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North Coast > Boscastle > Camelford > Tintagel
Country House Hotel and Holiday Village, an oasis of peace and tranquility in 15 acres of enchanting gardens and woodland in a green + secluded valley, perfect for exploring all that North Cornwall has to offer. Tennis courts, swimming pool, bar and restaurant

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North Coast > Boscastle > Bude > Camelford > Delabole > Crackington Haven > Tintagel
Self Catering accommodation in Crackington Haven.  A spacious sunny cornish bungalow, tastefully furnished, sleeps 2-5 people. Conservatory, enclosed mature gardens, 3 patios and seating. Quiet location, walking distance to beach. Brochure on request.

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North Coast > Boscastle > Bude > Crackington Haven > Tintagel
Near Crackington Haven: Five beautiful luxury cottages, each converted from 18thC farm buildings, standing at the end of a private tree-lined drive. A three-acre rural setting, yet only a few minutes' drive to the north Cornish coast. Sleep 4-6.

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Cornish Horizons is one of Cornwall’s leading accredited holiday cottage agencies, based in Padstow, with a collection of over 500 holiday cottages around the Cornish coast and countryside. Locations include Padstow, Newquay, Looe, Fowey and St Ives.

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North Coast > Tintagel
Small and friendly bed and breakfast in the village of Tintagel. Uninterrupted views of Tintagel Island, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and where the ruins of a 13th century castle stand. In a Special Area of Conservation and an AONB, close to coast p

North Coast > Camelford > Tintagel > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Launceston
Gospenheale is a character barn conversion. Situated by a working farm in spectacular countryside this is an ideal place to relax, unwind & explore North Cornwall & surrounding area.

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