Tintagel Off The Beaten Path

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    Tintagel castle
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    View from Tintagel castle 1
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    Views from Tintagel castle

    by Elodie_Caroline Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    So this is the views that you would get if you lived in Tintagel castle, quite pretty now and again and would be wonderful in thunderstorms, or when the sea was rough. But it's not the kind of place I would want to live, to be quite honest.

    Looking at this though, and remember all of those awful steps, how on earth did Uther Pendragon and his ilk ever get up to Tintagel castle, it's not like they had good rock climbing gear in those days, is it. Come to think of it, did Igraine, Arthur's mother, spend her whole pregnancy indoors? She wouldn't have been able to get up and down to the castle, with a great big lump in front of her, would she.

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    Merlin's cave

    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 24, 2008

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    Merlin's cave at Tintagel


    Supposedly... you couldn't really get a good view of the cave, only a glimpse of the coving that leads to the enterance of it. The only way that you could ever get a good look at this cave , is if you went to it via the sea, but they didn't do sightseeing tours by sea, unfortunately.

    I can't imagine what living in a cave like this would be like? Cold and draughty, but Merlin was magic wasn't he, I don't suppose a wizard/magician would feel the cold and draught like us mere mortals would.

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    Tintagel castle

    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 24, 2008

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    Tintagel castle


    So this is Tintagel castle; home of Uther Pendragon and birthplace of king Arthur... well, what is left of it anyway. No sign of any knights or Arthur to be seen, not even any sign of a round table? What a bugger eh. But do you know what, this might have been Arthur's birthplace and it might be the birthplace of a great historical legend, but I want to see the castle of Camelot instead, as that is where the real Athurian legend is.

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