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TINTAGEL - KING ARTHUR COUNTRY

Places To Visit

King Arthur's Great Halls   Old Post Office   St Nectan's Glen  
Visitor Centre   Tintagel Castle 

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King Arthur's Great Halls

King Arthur's Great Halls, a  magnificent building which houses the Round Table associated with King Arthur and his Knights. The Hall has a very tasteful 'Show' of the story of Arthur and the building itself is certainly worth a visit. The stones used for the building came from many quarries all over Cornwall and the 73 stained glass windows are awe inspiring. The windows are the work of one lady, a Miss Whall, whose father's work is found in  many Cornish churches. There are no doors in the hall and it has a corridor running around it. The main part of the building was built in the 1930s by Mr. Glasscock, who was a partner in the old firm of Monk & Glass Custard Powder. The other partner was a relation of Bob Monkhouse, the comedian. Mr. Glasscock, built the hall as the headquarters of a movement known as the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table.

 
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The beautiful old building was originally a Fourteenth-Century Manor House and was later the local Post Office in Tintagel. The Old Post Office  has been owned by the National Trust since 1903 and in 2003 celebrates it's centenary. It is a rare survival of an early Plantaganent Manor House. It was built in the mid 14th century when the Tintagel Castle belonged to the Black Prince, (1330 - 1376). In 1551 the building and much of the adjoining land was enfranchised in the Borough of Trevena-Bossiney (now Tintagel), by King Edward VI (the boy king), in order to increase the power of the Crown of Parliament. During the latter part of the reign of Queen Victoria, it was used as a post office. It closed in about 1872 as a post office and became a tourist attraction latterly.

The Old Post Office 2000
 
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St Nectan's Kieve



The magical, beautiful St Nectan's Glen is a must for a visit when you come to Tintagel. 
The peace and mystery has to be enjoyed and experienced, this surely is close to heaven?
The termination of the wonderful walk is the lovely St Nectan's Kieve.

 
 
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The Visitor Centre in the Cornwall Council car park was built in 1999.
Visitors can find out much information about Tintagel and the centre itself is very interesting. Originally, despite the need for a Visitors Centre, many locals thought the building to be too modern for the village. Now it is gradually being accepted as a 'modern' part of the village and no doubt in years to come, could also be a part of Tintagel's attractions.
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The Visitor Centre
 
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Entrance To Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and managed by English Heritage.
In legend it was King Arthur's Castle fortress and was believed to have been constructed around AD1140.
It was built by Earl Richard of Cornwall, the youngest son of King John. The Castle ruins, after nearly eight centuries,
remains the property of Earl Richard's successor, the Duchy of Cornwall. The castle is visited annually by over 200,000 visitors from all over the world

 
 
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