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.


You will need to book your tickets in advance to visit Tintagel Castle.  For up-to-date opening times and booking information, please visit the Tintagel Castle webpage here.

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.

Don't miss

  • The spectacular new footbridge
  • Dramatic views of the coast
  • Our regal statue, Gallos
  • Tintagel Beach and Merlin’s Cave
  • The bright and airy Beach Café

We’ve introduced new measures for everyone’s safety. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring where history happened. Find out more here.

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Nearest Train Station

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