Tintagel Things to Do

  • View from the hotel area
    View from the hotel area
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  • Photo from the hotel grounds
    Photo from the hotel grounds
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  • The ruins across a valley
    The ruins across a valley
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Tintagel

  • 1. Tintagel Castle

    According to legend, this was the birthplace of King Arthur. The ruins of the castle stand partly on the mainland and partly on the headland. We were there in mid March before the site was opened, but...

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  • 2. Forget about the beach

    There are lots of really great things to do in Tintagel, but please don't think of it as a beach holiday destination. At low tide, a tiny strip of beach (more...

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  • 3. Visit the Castle

    Remains of the Castle exist on both the "main" land and the promontory known as the "island". A pathway and steps lead up to the ticket office and onto the...

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  • 4. The Old Post Office

    This small medieval house dates from the 14th Century and is well worth a visit. It is maintained and looked after by the National Trust and there is usually a...

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  • 5. Tintagel Castle - Northern Ruins

    These buildings were also uncovered in the 1930s excavations, and their date and purpose are still uncertain - some may well date similarly to the 5th or 6th...

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  • 6. Tintagel Castle - Merlin's Cave and the Haven.

    The sandy beach to the east of the bridge, known as the Haven, is where ships were once loaded. From this beach is it possible to access Merlin's Cave at low...

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  • 7. Tintagel Castle

    Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the whole of south-west England. It lies on a finger of land projecting into the sea from...

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  • 8. Tintagel Castle - The Chapel

    The tiny chapel, dedicated to St Juliot, was probably built around the late 11th c.; strangely between the abandonment of the Dark Age settlement and the...

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  • 9. Tintagel Castle - Southern Cliffs

    The huge amount of luxury goods from the Mediterranean found in this area of Tintagel has suggested that these cliffs may have played an important part in...

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  • 10. Tintagel Castle - The Well

    The shallow depression on the top of the Island is the only natural water-catchment at Tintagel, and several natural springs run from it. The well is medieval...

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  • 11. Tintagel Castle - The Tunnel

    The short length of tunnel to the west of the garden is a bit of a mystery - no-one really knows what purpose it originally had. The most likely suggestion is...

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  • 12. Tintagel Castle - The Garden

    On the top of the Island, there is a small walled area, which once was probably a medieval garden. Since it would have been impractical to have a year-round...

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  • 13. Tintagel Castle - The Dark Age Houses

    Along the sheltered sloping side of the Island are four groups of ruined buildings, low walls topped with grass and heather, and connected by narrow paths and...

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  • 14. Tintagel Castle - the 'Iron Gate'

    If you walk though the archway in the famous battlemented wall that is most often seen in photographs of Tintagel, a path to the right leads down to the Iron...

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  • 15. Tintagel Castle - The Island Courtyard

    At the top of the extremely steep steps leading up to the island section of the castle, you reach a battlemented wall with a gate through it. This was actually...

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  • 16. Tintagel Castle - Entrance

    The only way into the castle from the mainland was originally a narrow, naturally defended passageway; hence the name Tintagel - Fortress of the Narrow...

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  • 17. Tintagel Castle - The Bridge

    The wooden bridge is the only link between the mainland and what is known as Tintagel Island. It was actually built in the 1970's to replace an earlier path and...

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  • 18. Tintagel Castle - Mainland Courtyards

    This was the outermost part of the medieval castle built for Richard Earl of Cornwall in about 1235. The lower courtyard was larger in the Middle Ages - almost...

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  • 19. Views from the Rock of Tintagel Castle

    While at the top of the castle not just look at the castle, but make sure to take in the beautiful surroundings. There are the cliffs, the caves and this rock...

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  • 20. Merlin's Cave

    Merlin's Cave can be found under the rock the castle ruins are situated. So the picture with this tip is not Merlin's Cave. The caves on the picture can be...

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  • 21. Castle Ruins

    The castle was not inhabited for very long. In 1483 the Chapel of St Julitte was still being used, but the remainder of the castle was long since derelict....

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  • 22. Tintagel Castle

    Once you've paid the entrance price of a couple of pounds sterling you can descend the steep stairs down to a bridge. You'll then cross it and have to climb all...

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  • 23. View from Glebe Cliff

    The view from Glebe Cliff are amazing. Both looking to your left and also to your right the cliffs and the whole coastline are incredible sights. On your left...

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  • 24. The church's interior

    There is not so much to see inside the church, but the leaded windows are quite a sight. Very colourful indeed! The tower of the church can be seen for miles...

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  • 25. Glebe Cliff Walk

    Beside taking the direct white dirt road to the castle it is much nicer to first hang a left a few hundred metres after the start of this road. This path is...

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