Tintagel Castle

Schools

With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, and the ruins of a medieval castle to explore, Tintagel Castle is an ideal destination for inspirational learning.

"Enjoyed the fantastic scenery and the stories and I’m sure that most will return again and again!"

KS2 Teacher
Wadebridge, Cornwall

Curriculum links

  • KS1-3: Local History Study
  • KS1: How people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • KS2: How several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality, a study of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 significant in the locality.
  • KS3: Development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, ideas, political power, industry and empire in Britain 1745-1901.

Free Self-led Visits

Standing half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Atlantic, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. It's association with King Arthur also makes it one of the most famous, though the history of the site stretches back centuries before the first tales of Arthur. Use our free downloadable resources below to help you with a range of cross-curicular topics in and out of the classroom.

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Plan Your Visit

We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Learning Resources, Hazard Information Sheets and Risk Assessments to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.

We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.

 

  • Facilities
    • 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.
    • PARKING: Coach parking available a short walk from the site
    • ACTIVITIES: Handling collection available for advance booking, please contact the site for bookings.
    • SHOP: Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time.
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