Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle is sold out today (Fri 23 Jul) and there are no walk-up tickets available. If you would like to visit another day, please book below.

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Address
Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists, and even the brother of a king. Now it's your turn to be inspired.

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Tintagel Castle is a historic site situated on the clifftops of North Cornwall. Due to the rugged coastal landscape, there are steep slopes, sheer drops and uneven surfaces which can present a challenge to visitors.

If possible, we ask our visitors to follow a one-way route around the site which means leaving via 140 steep steps. Please see our access page for detailed information and advice for visitors with limited mobility.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    The only way to guarantee entry to Tintagel Castle is to book in advance. We strongly recommend booking your tickets in advance as we have limited availability and are often fully booked.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

    Booking FAQs

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    General Safety Information

  • Where do I need to be and when?

    Your ticket states the time when you can enter the castle and cross the bridge. We recommend giving yourself at least 30 minutes to walk from the village car parks to the footbridge entrance. Once on the island, you can explore at your leisure. 

    Plan your Visit

Guidebook: Tintagel Castle

Price: £6.00

 Tintagel Castle Timeline

3rd-4th Centuries ADRoman Activity

Finds of pottery, early coins and two Roman inscribed pillars suggest activity on the headland.

450-650Trading Centre

Tintagel is a rich and important site, trading with the Mediterranean world. The headland is covered with many small rectangular buildings.

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