Medieval Tintagel Reconstructed
The remains visible at Tintagel today belong to a 13th-century castle built for the hugely rich and ambitious Richard, Earl of Cornwall, brother of King Henry III. Although his castle soon fell into disrepair, its links with Arthurian legend ensured that it remained a source of interest.
The reconstruction drawing below shows how Earl Richard’s castle may have looked in about 1240. Use the image windows to find out more about each feature.
Find out more about the castle
Dark Age Tintagel Reconstructed
Tintagel: History and Legend
Tintagel Castle Collection
Visit Tintagel Castle
Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain.
Buy Tintagel tickets
Book tickets in advance to guarantee access to the castle and island on the day and time of your choice.
Buy the guidebook
Beautifully illustrated with plans, maps and historical images, the guidebook includes a tour and a history of the site and the characters associated with it.