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Tintagel


Tintagel North Cornwall
The legendary town of Tintagel lies on the north Cornish coast and is steeped in history dating back to Roman times. The ruins of Tintagel Castle stand on the headland against a backdrop of rugged and dramatic coastline with the beautiful Atlantic ocean crashing in below.

Legend has it Tintagel was home to King Arthur and the Castle, which is thought to be built in around AD1140 and is managed by English Heritage, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cornwall. Visitors come to hear all about King Arthur, Merlin's Cave and the Knights of the round table and explore the Island and ruins.

There is lots to see and do in and around Tintagel, making it a hugely popular holiday destination. The Old Post Office with its wonky roof was originally a 14th Century manor house and is now owned by the National Trust. A popular visitor attraction, there are a wide array of events running throughout the year, fun for all the family.

The King Arthur Great Halls is a stunning Victorian building with beautiful stained glass windows and is home to the legendary round table associated with King Arthur. There is also a visitor centre in Tintagel with plenty of information about the history and heritage in the area. 

There are beautiful walks along the coast path all around the area, and you can walk to St Materiana's, a lovely example of a Norman Church built over 900 years ago which overlooks the magnificent coastline and Castle in the distance.

St Nectan's Glen, a spectacular waterfall is only two miles from Tintagel and is well worth a visit. Known as one of the most spiritual sites in the UK, the mystical waterfall is at the end of a beautiful riverside walk surrounded by woodland.

For time at the beach, Tintagel is a short drive away from Trebarwith Strand beach and Crackington Haven. Boscastle, one of Cornwall's prettiest villages in also a short ten minute drive away.

There is lots of choice of places to eat with pubs, restaurants and cafes dotted around the town centre, with plenty of gift shops and local craft shops to explore.

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