Tintagel in about AD 700
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 700, 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 objects found at Tintagel and find out what they tell us about the castle and earlier settlement.
Description of Tintagel Castle
Read a description of the early medieval and medieval remains on the island and mainland at Tintagel.
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.
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Book your visit to Tintagel Castle. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance.
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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.