Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in history, myth and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle on Cornwall's rugged north coast. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists, and even the brother of a king. Now it's your turn to be inspired. Book online now to get the best price and get ready for a legendary, great-value family day out at one of Cornwall’s must-see attractions. Don’t miss: - Journey across the spectacular award-winning footbridge - Meet Gallos, the larger-than-life bronze sculpture of an ancient king - Explore Merlin’s Cave and paddle in rock pools on the beach - Take in dramatic coastal views and look out for wildlife on the clifftops
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  • L G
    London, United Kingdom275 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Cornish Castle Visit
    Visited Tintagel Castle with a friend in March and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and were lucky that the weather was on our side. All of the staff were helpful, attentive and welcoming. Lovely little cafe over looking the sea where we enjoyed a hot chocolate complete with cream, marshmallows and a flake, a sausage roll and pasty. Lots of condiments offered, napkins and spoons to get the marshmallows out! Loads of information about the castle and it history dotted around everywhere, little museum with a shop. The toilets and cafe are wheel chair friendly and there are shuttle Landrover Defenders to take visitors up and down the hill if they are struggling.
    Thanks so much for reviewing, we'll definitely pass this onto the staff and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit :) Hope to see you again soon!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2023
  • HibiscusRed
    Worthing, United Kingdom15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kind gentlemen
    Thank you very to the kind & lovely gentlemen who showed such concern when I was trying to get over my sudden fear of heights near the bridge. He gave me a bottle of water & kept asking me how I was. Such kindness deserve highlighting. You are a credit to your job as one of the Tintagel Castle assistants.
    Thank you for your kind words, we'll definitely be passing this on! We hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon :)
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Rose
    San Francisco, California3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Beauty
    Tintagel Castle is a must when you visit Tintagel. You are suddenly transported back in time to medieval England. If you are a sensitive soul, you can feel certain energies left behind by those who came before. Beneath the castle is Merlin's Cave, and if you go during low tide, you can climb down to view the natural crystals that shape the magical cave.
    Thanks so much for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2022
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Lucy B
    Nottingham, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family visit
    Great place to visit. Amazing views. Good walk, with steps and alternative routes back. Inviting staff & caring. Would recommend buying the English heritage pass if a family, either in one go or pay monthly as you get discount on food/drink/souvenirs too. Can’t take prams around, so take a carrier if little one won’t/can’t walk.
    Thanks for your review. Very glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you come again to make the most of your English Heritage membership this year!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • iangorsuch
    Harlow, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the effort
    Went to tintagel castle on a blustery and overcast day. Still had a great time and had some fantastic views. Worried the bridge might be shut due to the winds but we were lucky enough to get across. Definitely worth the efforts. Would also recommend going at low tide so you can go down the the cove and visit Merlin’s cave
    Thanks for your review and for persevering even with the wind! Glad you had a great time :)
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Ali
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Having a great fear of heights but a greater love for all things Arthurian I made it over the stunning bridge. The views are fabulous and to see Gallos was nothing short of amazing. Great Landover service for those who want an easier way to get to the start of the bridge. £1.50 per person and 50p for fur babies. Slightly more expensive to get to the bottom cafe.£ 14.50 to cross bridge as it's run by English Heritage. Worth every penny
    Thanks so much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you were able to get a photo with Gallos!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Starsky22
    Poole, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 'Must See' for Arthurians!
    We went 'before' new bridge, so this was a new experience! Tintagel is sooo steeped in history! Even with new bridge, it's not for the faint hearted with heights, but, if you focus on feet and get across, the reward is worth it! The legend, the myth, the total magic of the place! We came back across bridge and got Landy back up the last stretch, as I have an arthritic hip. Staff at English Heritage so helpful and knowledgeable!
    Thanks very much for your kind words, especially about our staff. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • MK
    London, United Kingdom192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    worth it and recommended
    Lovely place , friendly staff. Reading some reviews and attending today I can say so many people exaggerate! Yes it is hilly but 99% will manage with breaks plus there is car service for less mobile people. If you plan and prepare anyone can go up .
    Thanks so much for your review and glad you were able to come and enjoy it for yourself!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Ladykane1982
    Chingford, United Kingdom492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice costal walk
    We visited during the May half term, we arrived early so it wasn’t to busy. We didn’t go into the ruins grounds as we thought £60 for 3 was slightly to much, instead we walked along the costal path which in fact was a lot better as it was so peaceful and quiet. The hills are quiet steep. We left just before midday and it was heaving with people and so was the town. We parked in the sword in the stone car park, which we paid for via the app. Also the public toilets in the square charge 20p to use but you can use contactless (toilets in main car park were out of order, except PWD toilet).
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • GIna B
    Paignton, United Kingdom214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views and a step back into history. This is so worth the visit-for the views alone.
    Worth every penny for this unique experience; there literally isn’t another one of these around! The views are breathtaking, well worth the steep climb. At the top is the cliff is Gallos, and it’s like you are on top of the world. There is something really magical about Tintagel Castle and its beauty. I absolutely loved it.
    It really is a unique and special place. Thanks very much for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Do come back again soon!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
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Dani_shifting_tides
Paignton, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Foggy visit, but finally saw the Gallus statue and crossed the new bridge! Steep climb rewarded with stunning (when visible) views. Explored Merlin's Cave at low tide. Great day, would return for clearer skies!
Written 12 April 2024
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Marie B
Somerset, UK102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful place but in danger of being ruined by crowds. Choose your time carefully if you really what to enjoy this place at it’s best! We enjoyed it but at times felt like one continuous queue of people posing for photos.
Written 9 April 2024
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NeilKeeble
Morecambe, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This site has been on my list for as long as I can remember. I have always been interested in the legend of King Arthur. Now at 64 and quite restricted in my movements, I've finally been and experienced the amazing site with my daughter, son in law and 10 grandchildren. It was an amazing experience, weather as expected wasn't at its best, as we had storm Kathleen a day or two ago. Take care while climbing up and down as the stones could be slippery. If you're in this neck of the woods, it's a must.
Written 9 April 2024
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RayeBow
Surrey, UK206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I really want to love this place. It is beautiful, as is the Cornish coast generally, so really we paid a high entrance fee to see similar scenery to what we could see elsewhere, but with the addition of some ruins, a shiny new bridge, an impressive statue of King Arthur I grant you, and not very much information.

I suspect, reading the other reviews, that like much of Cornwall, in fact England, one’s experience is weather dependent! Even with all the gear, the pouring rain meant we went round the circular route quite quickly and maybe missed out on ‘the feeling’! There is very little in the way of information to learn about the ruins, especially further out.

The route is steep, the walk down and up is quite long, the Land Rover rushes past on the gravel drive very quickly so keep an eye out as they don’t look as if they could stop quickly if needed. The ruins are very slippery when wet.

The loos were surprisingly plentiful (just 1 set but many cubicles), there was a cafe but quite small for the number of potential customers.

As I said, I want to love it, I enjoyed it but feel it is expensive for what it is.
Written 4 April 2024
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So16
London, UK120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely a must see place. It’s a heaven on earth. You need to be lucky with the weather. Breath taking views.
We paid £39 for 2 Adults.
If you are driving from Penzance please be aware of the narrow roads however heading towards London the roads are ok.

While walking down the mountain there is access to the beautiful beach and we saw people were swimming there, there are caves on the beach.
There is a waterfall too.

There is toilet facilities and a cafe when you exit the mountain.

This place is not recommended for people with mobility.

It was worth visiting and will go again.
Written 4 April 2024
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TerryandDebbie F
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a spectacular, MUST SEE piece of history. Views amazing and the team very helpful...excellent..
Lots of steep slopes and steps .
Go early ..it gets busy
Written 4 April 2024
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johnpZ4299KQ
Sidmouth, UK869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Let's be honest except for the new bridge and the scenic coast there is not much to see. You visit because of its unique atmosphere and its association with the King Arthur legends. Because its unique it is a place not to be missed
Written 31 March 2024
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Kate K
Plymouth, UK15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very busy, over priced and learnt nothing about the history because the information placards are few and far between. After paying £32.00 for 2 adults, I wasn't going to pay another £5 for a guide book. The views are spectacular but can get a better experience of the North Cornwall coastline from nearby coastal paths.
Written 30 March 2024
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Sue J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely shocking level of customer care - would give zero if I could. A disabled visitor needed help this afternoon - members of the public reported it to the office who said a supervisor was on their way to help - nobody turned up. Most appalling of all, however, was the landrover slowing down and laughing as they drove past, instead of stopping to help.
Written 27 March 2024
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Eezzen
Scarborough, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The last time I visited Tintagel was when I was 6 years old, 46 years ago with my parents. I always had fond memories, and my late father took me to explore the castle and merlins cave.

Back to the present, I walked down to the castle with my partner. We were greeted with stunning views of the coast, the castle. The walk across the bridge to the island is wonderful, but not if like my partner, terrified of heights...poor thing!

After a walk around the island, we descended down some steep steps to the beach below. Just how I remembered and went into Merlins cave. Memories of being with my father flooded back and emotional but happy ones.

Well worth the visit, especially for children to explore and learn about King Arthur. You will need good walking shoes/boots as there are a number of steep slopes and steps to navigate. But well worth the visit.

Written 27 March 2024
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