Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle will be closed on 28th – 30th Jan and 4th – 6th Feb due to planned maintenance works. From the 28th – 30th, the shop, café, exhibition, and coast path will remain open and from the 4th – 6th, the shop, exhibition, and coast path will remain open, with the café closed. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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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, using screens and wearing face coverings, and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear a face covering in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops, on all on-site transport, and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt).

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe by clicking below.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings are now legally required in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops, on all on-site transport, and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt). 

  • Do I need a Covid Pass?

    No, you don’t need a COVID Pass to visit. Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate. We’ll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we’ll update this page to let you know.

  • 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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