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

  • 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.

 

Useful Tintagel links

Tintagel Visitor Centre 
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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, tearoom, giftshop; 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.

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
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.

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