Due to storm damage to the beach steps and the surrounding cliff area, there is no access to the beach and Merlin’s cave. We’re sorry for any disappointment that this will cause.
Prices and Opening Times for Tintagel Castle
The only way to guarantee entry to Tintagel Castle is to book in advance. We strongly recommend booking your tickets in advance as we have limited availability and during peak times can be fully booked.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
The time slot you book is the time when you can enter the castle and cross the bridge. Once on the island, you can explore at your leisure and are welcome to stay for as long as you like.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.
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