For a magical day out in Cornwall, take the family to Tintagel Castle. Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip, ideal for those on holiday in Dorset, Cornwall or Dartmoor.
Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin's Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west.
Wed 29 & Thu 30 May 2013
Journey back to medieval times with fighting knights and legends of old, watch brave knights do battle in exciting arena shows. Meet some colourful historical characters, find out what life was like for people of the time at home and on the battlefield.
Summer Fun Trail
Wed 24 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2013
Get out and about this holiday with our summer fun trail. Explore the Castle grounds and find the hidden clues. Solve the challenge and a special reward awaits!
Sat 27 Jul - Sat 3 Aug 2013
It's the Festival of Archaeology so join us for fun activities for the whole family. Get hands-on and discover more about the history of Tintagel through our experts and the fascinating artefacts uncovered here over the years.
Prices and opening times
Bossiney Road, Tintagel, Cornwall - PL34 0HE
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