Ok so a family walk doesn’t always get the children leaping with excitement, but a visit to Tintagel Castle is a great place to start during a Cornwall holiday with the clan. If the sight of a deserted crumbling castle high above the waves doesn’t capture their imaginations, bring the landscape to life with the tales of Merlin’s Cave at the foot of the cliffs and King Arthur’s legend.
Tintagel Castle has long been the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur, and whether you believe the tales or not there’s plenty of mystery to be found at this spectacular windswept ruin.
Reaching the ruins is an adventure in itself so you’ll need to wear shoes with grips for this walk, although you’ll find even walkways to make the climb up and down easier. Whichever way you go, there are more than a hundred steep steps if you want to climb up to the castle.
The castle welcomes dogs on leads, so if you fancy bringing your pet along to sniff out the facts behind the legends then feel free. Tintagel makes a haunting sight, and as one of the most romantic spots in Cornwall many choose to wander the area after exploring the ruins so they can take in the skyline with it in front.