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Tintagel Castle - English Heritage

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Tintagel Castle - Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur
Castle Dyntagell For over 800 years a tale has been told that Tintagel was the birthplace of the noble King Arthur, born to the beautiful Queen Igerna and protected from evil by the magician Merlin, who lived in a cave below the mighty fortress. The Castle offers breathtaking views and a fascinating history. Roman settlement, Dark Age palace, Medieval fortress - Tintagel's history is fascinating and there are many secrets still being revealed.

Excavations in recent years made headlines world wide with the discovery of the 'Arthnou' stone, a 1400 year old inscribed site. This is further evidence that Tintagel was a royal palace for the Dark Age rulers of Cornwall and has fuelled tantalising speculation about the castle's Arthurian past. As many mysteries remain about Tintagel as facts are known, today fact and fiction are inextricably entwined and Tintagel remains one of the most awe inspiring and romantic spots in Britain.

Landrover service from village (additional charge)
Beach cafe opens as per castle, closes 1/2 hrs before castle
Dogs permitted on leads
NO PARKING - please park in the village


Months Open: Apr - Sept daily 10am - 6pm
Oct daily 10am - 5pm
Nov - Mar daily 10am - 4pm
Closed 24 to 26 Dec & 1 Jan
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adult: 4.90; Children: 2.50
Under 5s: Free
Concessions: 4.20
Family (2 adult + 3 children): 12.30
Gift Shop: Yes

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