Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle


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

Cornwall, Cornwall, PL34 0HE

Map references

OS Map: 200

OS Grid Ref: SX052889

Lat/Lng: 50.667281, -4.758505

Contact information

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Walker on Cornish coastal path near Tintagel

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Watersports at YHA Boscastle

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Padstow harbour with Sealife Safari boat in foreground

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