Following the latest government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close all our staffed historic sites from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Some sites may be opened earlier and we will let you know if this is the case. We also need to cancel our public events during this period.
Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. These sites have large open spaces in which visitors can maintain social distancing and they are often located in quieter spots away from crowds.
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.