Tintagel Castle

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For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views.


A significant number of English Heritage sites reopened as of the 4th July. These include Tintagel Castle and Pendennis Castle. More sites will open in August including St Mawes Castle, Launceston Castle and Restormel Castle and tickets will go on sale in early July. Visitor numbers will be limited to help keep everyone safe and stick to social distancing measures. You will need to book your visit in advance. If you are an English Heritage member you will still need to book your visit but your ticket will be free.

Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel - a Cornish castle with links to the stories of King Arthur. Cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below.

Soak up the natural beauty of the headland and look out for wildlife. You can often see seals playing in the water and the rugged cliffs teem with birds sheltering from the winds.

Head down to sea level to stroll along the sandy beach and venture into Merlin's Cave. Uncover tales of King Arthur at the exhibition in the visitor centre, and enjoy a spot of locally-sourced lunch at the Beach Café.

Tintagel Castle has fired the imaginations of writers, royals, artists and poets for hundreds of years. Now it's your turn to be inspired.

NEW FOR 2019 - We have now introduced timed tickets to help protect the archaeology and ecology of Tintagel Castle. Find out more and book your timed ticket here.

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16.0 Miles

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