Tintagel Castle

  • Tintagel Castle
Stunning coastal setting | Explore and plan your visit The castle ruins | Discover the legend of King Arthur History brought to life | Great family events

Due to planned works over the winter, the cafe and exhibition are now closed and will both re-open in Summer 2015. For the weekend of Sat 28 Feb and 1 March, the shop will be closed for refurbishment.

The castle and island are open as usual each weekend until 28 March when it will then open every day - please contact the site if you require further information.

Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, visitors can enjoy dramatic sea views from the castle ruins on the headland and island. Steeped in myths and mystery, this is a spectacular place which has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur and the story of Tristan and Isolde (Yseult).

Climb the steps cut into the cliffside and over the bridge which joins the mainland to the island and you enter a courtyard through a gate. There you will see the remains of the Great Hall, built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Continue past the Dark Age remains and you have over 18 acres to explore on the island with a garden, chapel, tunnel and well.

With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west. History is brought to life for families through fantastic events throughout the year and during winter, this is an ideal spot for a coastal walk with your dog.

Read about the life of children in medieval castles in this exclusive preview from our Members' magazine.

Don't Miss

  • The stunning sea views from the island or upper courtyard ruins
  • The beautiful coastal path walks - dogs on leads are welcome on site
  • A visit to the tunnel on the island - find out what it was used for



Events At Tintagel Castle

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

    Adventurers wanted! You'll meet a royal character from the past with stories of times gone by. This lively figure will be happy to help you on your quest as you explore Tintagel and crack the clues. Rise to the challenge and win your chocolate reward.

  • Knights of Tintagel

    Wed 27 - Fri 29 May 2015

    Witness the action as we journey back to medieval times of knights and legends of old where chivalry was king and military skills were the entertainment of the day.

Shop and Publications


Prices and opening times


Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall - PL34 0HE (Directions)


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