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Tintagel Castle

Age group: 6+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: Tintagel, PL34 0HE

TEL: 01840 770328


Tintagel Castle is a magical place, not just the legend of King Arthur behind it all, but it is also a truly beautiful part of the north Cornish coastline.


Climb the steps cut into the cliffside and over the bridge which joins the mainland to the island and you enter a courtyard through a gate. There you will see the remains of the Great Hall, built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall.


Continue past the Dark Age remains and you have over 18 acres to explore on the island with a garden, chapel, tunnel and well. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west. History is brought to life for families through fantastic events throughout the year and during winter, this is an ideal spot for a coastal walk with your dog.


There is also a small beach with a picturesque waterfall near the entrance to Tintagel Castle, plus a huge cave to be explored here too!



Note: there is no parking on site my birds. You will need to use the public carpark in Tintagel and walk to the attraction (600 metres). It is quite a steep hill into this English Heritage site, but there is a Land Rover drop-off / pick-up service available (April - Octpber) for visually impaired and ambulant disabled people (fee applies). Dogs allowed on leads only (sheep grazing on the island). Assistance dogs welcome. Access to castle via over 100 steep steps. Surfaces in the castle include grass, gravel, cobbles and flagstones. Many of the surfaces are uneven and include changes of level. Sea birds and animal burrows aplenty too - so mind your footing inum.

Tintagel 0.5 miles, Boscastle 5 miles, Camelford 7 miles