Tintagel Castle

Due to storm damage to the beach steps and the surrounding cliff area, there is currently no access to the beach and Merlin’s cave. We’re sorry for any disappointment that this will cause.

A doorway at Tintagel Castle
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Address
Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE

Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel -  cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains, and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below.

 

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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.

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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