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 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 
  • 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 
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Cornwall
Surf Holidays was set up in 2009 to be a place to browse, search, get inspired by, and book the best accommodation and the best surf schools in Cornwall.

North Coast
This section of the AONB runs from Bude some 30 miles to Pentire Point.  In the north, the surfing beach of Widemouth Bay gives way to the spectacular heights at Crackington Haven and High Cliff - the highest in Cornwall.

North Coast > Tintagel
Nestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, this is an unusual and atmospheric 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse, with a famously wavy roof.

North Coast > Tintagel
For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views.

North Coast > Tintagel
Read about the legends and the history in our exhibition room, watch a video presentation on the site and legends. There is something for everyone including brass rubbing, children's quiz, a nature trail; and a play castle.

North Coast
Guided Walking Holidays in Cornwall are our speciality and now for over 10 years walkers have been enjoying our award winning walking tours along the North Cornish Coast. 

North Coast > Tintagel
The 5 mile circular walk takes in Tintagel Church, on the cliffs outside the village, then follows a series of tracks and lanes parallel to the coast before descending to the cove of Trebarwith Strand.

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