Dark Age Tintagel Reconstructed
People have lived at Tintagel since at least the late Roman period. Between the 5th and 7th centuries a prosperous community was based there, which traded with the Mediterranean world.
The reconstruction drawing below shows how Tintagel may have looked in about the year 600, when the island was dotted with buildings. Use the image windows to find out more about each feature.
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Tintagel: History and Legend
At Tintagel Castle, history and legend are inseparable. Discover how the castle’s links with King Arthur have affected its history.
History of Tintagel
Read an in-depth history of the castle from its origins in the Roman period to the present day.
Tintagel Castle Collection
Explore in detail ten key Dark Age and medieval objects found at Tintagel and find out what they tell us about the castle.
Description of Tintagel Castle
Read a description of the Dark Age and medieval remains on the island and mainland at Tintagel.