Facilities at Tintagel Castle

  • Parking

    No parking on site. Pay and display parking (not operated by English Heritage) in the village, 600 metres away. Regretfully, there is no disabled parking on site. Land Rover service available (April - October) to take visually impaired and ambulant disabled people to the exhibition and shop (additional charge). No need to book, except for large groups - please contact the site in advance.
  • Food And Drink


    The Beach Café has recently been completely refurbished with a bright new decor and new menu including light lunches, snacks, cakes and drinks. Snacks and drinks also available from the Beach Kiosk during busy times.  

  • Picnic Area

    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy whilst sitting on the grassed areas, with fantastic views of the coast.
  • Shop

    Tickets can be purchased in the shop at the top of the lane leading down to the site as well as a limited range of gifts and souvenir items. The main shop is located at the Visitor Centre and sells Medieval and Arthurian souvenirs including toy swords, books, tapestries and wide range of other English Heritage gifts.
  • Toilets

    Toilets are available next to the Visitor Centre and shop including a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities. There are no toilets on the island.
  • Exhibition

    A new exhibition featuring exhibits in the shape of oversized books offers an introduction to Tintagel Castle through the ages. Historic artefacts and book sculptures tell the story of how fact and fiction have contributed to the history of this iconic landmark.
  • Gardens

    Extensive grounds with some fantastic sea views and wonderful location for wildlife and bird watchers. Limited resting points. No cycle paths. Informal grassed areas around the ruins. Lots of running around space.
  • Family Friendly


    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities available in the toilets next to the Visitor Centre and shop.

    Child Sized Portions

    A childrens' menu and special bucket and spade meal are available to children.

    High Chairs

    Highchairs are available for visitors to use in the Beach Cafe.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    The rough terrain and number of steps mean that buggies and pushchairs cannot be used in some areas of the site. Space available to leave pushchairs and buggies next to the shop. Baby slings advised for carrying small babies and children.
  • Education



    Educational visits must be booked in advance.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook. We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted. We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts. English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Tintagel Castle

Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE
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