Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

Overview

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

Opening Times

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)

Hostels nearby

YHA Boscastle Exterior

YHA Boscastle

Self-catering kitchen
Wheelchair accessible
Garden / grounds

Tintagel Castle

Unknown location

Map references

OS Map: 200

OS Grid Ref: SX052889

Lat/Lng: 50.667281, -4.758505

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Watersports at YHA Boscastle

Watersports at YHA Boscastle

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.

Rough Tor

Rough Tor

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.

St Eval Karting Centre

St Eval Karting Centre

The largest, fastest and most exciting race circuit in the South West. Visit for a quick practice or challenge your friends to a race!

Blue Moon Festival

Blue Moon Festival

Ticket information coming soon!  This year’s Blue Moon Festival will be on the 20th of July and we’re super mega excited.

Dan Chapman

Dan Chapman

We're very excited to welcome back Dan Chapman.

Tim Brine and Sue Franklin at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Tim Brine and Sue Franklin at Sunset Sessions

Tim and Sue have for the last couple of years opened our season of Sunset Sessions, and this year we're very happy to welcome them back again! The incredible duo have been singing together&nbs

Boundless Brothers at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Boundless Brothers at Sunset Sessions

Renowned for their piercing lyrics, timeless melodies and hypnotic harmonies, there’s a magic in the air when Sam, Seb and Bo play live. Ever since being showcased by the likes of The Guardian and

Cataclews at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Cataclews at Sunset Sessions

A wonderful ceilidh band playing traditional folk music as well as originals. Over the years we have established a niche market playing at garden festivals like Boconnoc, Powderham Castle, Bowood H

TwoManTing at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

TwoManTing at Sunset Sessions

This is definitely one not to miss...We are super excited to welcome TwoManTing to Treyarnon Bay! TwoManTing was formed in 2004, when Jon Lewis and Jah-man Aggrey were working together in world/dan

Arthur Cunnington at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Arthur Cunnington at Sunset Sessions

Arthur Cunnington is an award winning singer-songwriter; inspired by the likes of Newton Faulkner and John Martyn he has steadily carved out a reputation in Cornwall and the South West as someone to w

The Flamenco Thief at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

The Flamenco Thief at Sunset Sessions

Craig Sutton, better known as The Flamenco Thief, is an English guitarist whose phenomenal rise within the DIY music scene has seen him become one of the busiest touring artists in the country. Spe

Spot the Dog at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Spot the Dog at Sunset Sessions

Spot the Dog play an electric mix of acoustic music from the great British songbook; blues, bluegrass, rock classics and their own material. They play at a number of festivals around Cornwall, as w

Devil's Hatband at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Devil's Hatband at Sunset Sessions

Devil's Hatband present a rich variety of hill-billy mountain music, gospel, old time show tunes, gentle folk, jug band blues and songs of work and protest! Banjo, tea chest bass, washboard, k

Gozer Goodspeed at Treyarnon Bay's Sunset Sessions

Gozer Goodspeed at Sunset Sessions

Ever since a battered old acoustic guitar washed up on the banks of a river near him after a rainstorm when he was just a teen, Gozer Goodspeed has been addicted to playing music.