Tintagel (King Arthur's) Castle


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Tintagel (King Arthur's) Castle

 For visitors and locals alike, the walk from St Materiana's Church at Tintagel on the Coastal Footpath to the Castle, is a beautiful and breathtaking experience. The peace and tranquillity of the area is captured while you walk and take in the beauty of the rugged coastline. The special path is suitable for walkers and wheelchairs alike and takes you to near the Inner Walls of the Tintagel Castle. Many years ago the original Castle was split in two by the force of the sea and you now have to traverse some steep steps to arrive at the Castle gateway. (You can however approach the bottom of the steps of the Castle on a different route via a Land Rover service). The Castle, which is in ruins, was the fortress used by King Arthur in those long gone days and the Duchy of Cornwall are now owners of the property. It is operated and maintained by English Heritage.
 The Castle Beach, is one of the safest bathing beaches in Cornwall though pebbly. It can now be navigated to safely via newly built steps which re-opened in 2003. The famous Merlin's Cave can be discovered at the beach, which is set in beautiful surroundings.
There is a Tintagel Castle Information Centre with an Exhibition and Shop, adjacent toilets and across the road a Cafe serving hot and cold food. If you visit England you must visit Cornwall and Tintagel in particular, to enjoy such wonderful scenery.               
          See Rocky Valley.

For Information on Opening Times and Admission prices For Tintagel Castle Click Here

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    View on The Path From The Church  Closer View of The Castle From The Path  Getting Closer To The Inner Walls  
  Imposing View Of Upper Walls  Looking Across To The Castle  This Photo Also Shows King Arthur's Castle Hotel
  Dramtic View of Upper Walls  Approaching The Inner Walls  The Castle & The Hotel
  The Upper Site  View Across To The Ruins  Another Lovely View 
  The Two Castles  The Sea Shimmers At The Castle  View Of The Castle Beach 
  View Of The Castle  Gateway To Tintagel Castle  The View From The Castle Ruins  
  A Much Photographed Picture  A View From The Castle Towards The Beach  Leaving The Ruins  
  Doorway To Those Steep Steps
  Steps To The Inner Walls  View of The Castle Beach
   The Old Steps To The  Beach--Soon To Be Repaired  Castle Beach For Safe Swimming  Looking Up From Castle Beach
      Waterfall To Castle Beach Painting by W.T.Richards 1883  Sunset At The Castle...photo by Sue Grocott    
Florence Richards...Tintagel Castle Custodian
Florence Richards was the Custodian at the King Arthur's (Tintagel) Castle for many years. In this rare photograph she is pictured at the door of her house which was situated half way down to the Castle beach. Florence would hand the key to people and ask them to return it when they had finished looking over King Arthur's Castle.
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Telephone: 01840 770328 Email: Tintagel.Castle@english-heritage.org.uk

Admission Prices & Opening Times 2014

Adults £6.10. Concessions: Students/ Over 60 £5.00. Children: 5 to 15 £3.70 Under 5s Admission Free

Family: £15.00 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)

Opening Times for Tintagel (King Arthur's) Castle 2014

Opening Times: 1st April - September 30th Daily from 10am to 6pm
October 1st - November 2nd Daily from 10am to 5pm
November 3rd - February 15th (Saturday and Sunday Only) 10am to 4pm
February 16th to February 20th Daily 10am to 4pm
February 21st - February 29th (Saturday and Sunday Only) 10am to 4pm

Closed: December 24th/25th/26th and January 1st 2015


Parking-none on site, all in the village 600 metres away (Not English Heritage)
Land Rover service in the summer from the village, separate charge-
dogs on leads - shop-exhibition-toilets-souvenir full colour guidebook
Site not suitable for those with ambulant disabilities

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