We’ve all heard the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Tintagel Castle is as close as we can get to the legends. This dramatic ruin sits atop the cliffs of north Cornwall, and it’s always been surrounded by Arthurian legends. Was the castle really the birthplace of King Arthur? How did Merlin’s Cave on the beach at the foot of the cliffs get its name?
Well, whatever the truths behind the rumours one thing’s certain and that’s that Tintagel is a beautiful Cornwall attraction that will fascinate the whole family.
Your journey will start with an introductory video bringing you up to speed on the castle’s history and legends, and then you’ll be free to go and discover its secrets for yourselves. There’s a beach cafe down on the shore, so Tintagel is a day trip with everything you need – intrigue, views and a little refreshment.
Even reaching the ruins is an adventure as you’ll need to navigate steep steps and bridges high above the waves crashing below, so wear shoes with a good grip. Take time to admire the dramatic views from Tintagel’s impressive vantage point, and you’ll soon understand why this stretch of coastline has inspired legends that have lasted for centuries.
Tintagel’s air of mystery keeps the tales of King Arthur in mind during a visit, and you can go down to the shore and visit Merlin’s Cave. Tintagel’s history can be traced all the way back to Roman times, and it’s one of the South West’s most iconic landmarks.
Address: Bossiney Road, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HE