Set high on a craggy peninsular overlooking a dramatic stretch of Cornish coast, Tintagel Castle offers much more than regular English Heritage ruins. According to legend, this was the stronghold of King Arthur and the remains of a Dark Ages settlement – not to mention Merlin’s Cave – add weight to the enjoyable mythology. It was believed to have been constructed around 1140AD
See the English Heritage website for Tintagel Castle website for full details.
What makes it special
- History, myths and stunning scenery
- Great for families
Please note that Tintagel Castle is closed for the construction of a new footbridge. The Castle will reopen in summer 2019. Throughout the build there will be no access to the castle, beach, cafe and visitor centre. Tintagel Village with its cafes, shops and attractions remains fully open and accessible.
See the English Heritage website for Opening Days & Times.
(possibly will be Monday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm)
Other things to do nearby
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A stunning stretch of terrain and scenery to Tintagel.
Take a surf lesson at Widemouth bay and enjoy a well earned Fish and Chip supper in Bude before heading back to Boscastle for a pint of real ale in the Cob Web Inn.
The jagged tor of Rough Tor is 1313 ft above sea level, making it the second highest point in Cornwall and a famous landmark of Bodmin Moor.
The largest, fastest and most exciting race circuit in the South West. Visit for a quick practice or challenge your friends to a race!
The Speedgums are a high energy and soulful three-piece band from hay on Wye consisting of double bass, banjo, ukulele, trumpet, flute, harmonica and kazoo.
Enter the magical land of Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park and hold on tight for Morgawr, the exciting roller coaster - great family fun! Visit the website
Sail out of Padstow harbour out of the spectacular Camel Estuary. Look out for Grey Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises and Basking Sharks. See the Sealife Safari website
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country. Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and takin
Take to the sea and enjoy a mackerel or bass fishing trip, or wreck and reef trip from Padstow Harbour. Visit the Emma Kate website For bookings see the Padstow Angling Centre website