Things to do in Tintagel

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Things to Do in Tintagel


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  • Susan S
    Perth, Australia716 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent the morning at Tintagel Castle but on our way back to the car, called in at King Arthur’s Halls. Interesting little shop but the true jewel in the crown is the area set aside as journey alongside the Knights of the Round Table

    From the stained glass windows to the information sheets on each knight, it was a true delight to spend an hour there
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • StageLights
    Swindon, UK115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The panoramic views from the top of the island are absolutely worth the trek up. The ruins are interesting and the guides on site are really lovely and knowledgeable. Recommend asking them why the caste was built, you won't be disappointed ;) The Gallos statue is also quite nice to see up close, and is a cute spot for a photo. I was lucky to be also able to see Merlin's cave, as it was low tide when I visited. Overall I would very much recommend a visit. Important things to consider: the island has lots of steps that are carved of natural stone, some of which are very steep and slippery. Good footwear and balance are essential for a safe visit. Also be prepared to walk a lot! The area I found most dangerous is actually the access to the beach and cave as the stairs only go down some way and then you have to climb on uneven, sharp and wet rocks on the way down the beach and back up to the safety of the stairs so be careful!
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Laura T
    Bournemouth, UK217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a unique and gorgeous beach. We saw it at high tide and climbed the slate rocks to look out at sea. Really awe-inspiring. Totally worth the visit and would highly recommend.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • karen
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walk in is lovely, the river and woodland are beautiful. The waterfall is so unusual in that you can walk right up to the bottom of it. A lovely spiritual feel. The staff where lovely to.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Laura T
    Bournemouth, UK217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting cave which goes right under the headland where Tintagel Castle sits above. You can walk all the way through to the other side at low tide. Situated on a gorgeous beach with stunning views and interesting geology.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Pandamedic
    Lichfield, UK5,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like all coastal paths, this one on a sunny day when we visited is just beautiful with stunning views. There is some steps parts, but nothing that is really unmanageable if you are use to coastal paths. Obviously take plenty of fluids with you on a hot day. Arriving at Tintagel there is a small cafe and toilets there.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • CRT1977
    Cape Town, South Africa123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely church within easy walking distance of Tintagel Castle. There is a small parking lot close to the church - it was full on the day we visited.
    Written 29 June 2023
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  • nikki
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was right next to the site we stayed at. The views on the walk down are spectacular, lots of rock pools and waterfalls flow down to where it meets the sea. The crashing waves are impressive with a nice viewing spot.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Elidor50
    Maidstone, UK216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a regular visitor to TIntagel and the Old Post Office, I can honestly say this property is well worth a visit. I am a National Trust Member, hence I pop in whenever I'm there. It is a it like a tardis as there are so many rooms inside to see. Although you cannot eat or drink in the house, the staff were very happy for me to eat my packed lunch in the garden, which was looking stunning in the sunshine, last time I went. On this last occasion, I brought a friend who was visiting and she paid to come in. The cost is the lowest of any other National Trust property in the area, half the price of a cinema ticket or a portion of fish and chips, so I am astonished that there have been people complaining about the price. My friend loved the place and old the historical information the guides provided.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Mandy G
    Leighton Buzzard, UK486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tintagel Visitors Centre

    Before I write the review, please be aware that if you register your blue badge with Cornwall County Council it will only cost £10 for
    parking for the entire year. Something I'd recommend you do if you have a blue badge. It will save you a lot, particularly if you get
    parked in a car park where you find an incline too steep for the wheel chair having paid already, as we did in St Ives. We did write to the
    Council, but they wrote an extremely patronising reply which in short stated 'everyone knows St Ives has steep hills, so tough'. Of course
    we hadn't realised the vertical drop at St Ives, or we wouldn't have parked where we did, and certainly wouldn't have paid over £8 for
    the pleasure. It was too late for us because we were already at the end of our holiday having spent near on £80 just for parking across
    the County in one week but they did send us the link to their disabled parking exemption scheme so we hope it will help other disabled
    travellers. They don't advertise this at their car parks. If you do risk just pay as you go parking, there are no concessions, you pay the
    same as able bodied and get one hour extra parking.

    I can’t post the link to Trip advisor but you can check it out on the Cornwall County Council web site : disabled parking exemption scheme.

    Tintagel Visitors Centre: English Heritage Site

    We parked in Tintagel itself at the King Arthur Car Park and if I remember right parking cost £4 in the Council Carpark, they offered £1
    off your meal if you ate at the King Arthur Inn which we didn't take up. We ate at the Crossbow Cafe and Grill instead because the King
    Arthur Inn looked very busy. I was able to pay by contactless at this car park.

    My husband and I are English Heritage members and went to the Castle. Wheel Chair users will not be able to see Gallos the statue on top of the cliffs which is part of the Castle complex, so if you’re only going to the Castle to see Gallos then the simple answer is don’t do it because you will be disappointed. I have written a separate review on visiting the Castle so won’t repeat it here.

    Although the visitors centre is in the same direction as the Castle, you only need to purchase tickets for the Castle and not for the visitors centre. The visitors centre is free.

    There is a pedestrian only footpath which at the start is exceptionally steep starting at the ticket office. The steepest part of the hill is
    tarmac before later turning into a loose stone and earth path. English Heritage do provide transport to and from the start of the footpath up to the castle (but not to the Castle itself) and down to the cafe and visitors centre via Land Rover for an extra charge. I think the charge was about £2.50 each way. All terrain wheel chairs should be able to make the hill in either direction. I conked out before my husband's wheel chair on the return to the car. It is too steep for traditional electric wheel chairs I would suggest although a reasonable sized mobility scooter may make the journey in both directions. Many manual chairs are often more versatile and so it will depend very much on the type of equipment you have and how strong the old arms are as to whether you decide to attempt the path or take the Land Rover. It’s all down hill to the visitors centre so common sense says it’s all up hill back to Tintagel town. So if you’re using an electric wheel chair you will need to start your day with your batteries fully charged, the hill is sufficient enough incline to drain your batteries fairly quickly.

    The visitors centre has a cafe, clean and well maintained toilets and a small shop. It is a lovely peaceful place to sit outside and have a snack. The shop stocks typical items for a historical site like post cards, souvenirs, visitor guides and children’s dress ups etc. the view over the bay is lovely and up to the cliffs. Wheel chairs won’t get onto the beach, there is no step free access to the beach. So even if you have an all terrain chair that manages beaches you’re stuck looking on rather than taking part. We only had a drink and an ice cream so we can’t comment on the quality of the food but it was nice to have a peaceful rest before heading back up the hill. It depends how much effort you want to put into having lunch by the beach as to whether you will think the effort to get to the visitors centre is worth the outcome.

    We probably wouldn’t have gone if we hadn’t already been to the castle.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Jayne G
    Burntwood, UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We cone here every time we come to Cornwall, the views are just beautiful, we also go into the church and light a candle for our parents, my mother and father in law lived not far away so we come now to pay our respects, the church us small and quaint
    Written 16 January 2019
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  • rediffusion
    Hertfordshire, UK255 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a shop with exhibit cases around the edge and some old nostalgic items for sale. If busy its quite cramped. 15-20 minutes is probably all you need to view some toys from your youth (for free) and possibly purchase something from the shop.
    Written 18 September 2022
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