Our guide to holiday cottages in Boscastle & Tintagel
Did you know...Tintagel Castle was the legendary birthplace of King Arthur?
Set just five miles apart on the rugged Cornish coast, Boscastle and Tintagel have their own distinct characters, and offer truly unique getaways. Tintagel glows with mystery and legend, as the twelth century Tintagel Castle is the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur. Whether or not you believe the tales, Tintagel’s historic ruins and dramatic location will give any Tintagel holiday a magical feel! Just along the shore is Boscastle, one of Britain’s most beautiful villages.
August 2004 saw Boscastle struck by some of the worst flash flooding in Britain’s history, and the village’s community spirit shone through as it worked towards recovery and improved flood defences were put in place. Today, it's hard to believe the village was ever anything but tranquil, and its atmosphere of optimism and resilience is tangible. Boscastle also has a claim to literary history, as Thomas Hardy met his first wife Emma in the village.