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“Worth a visit if you're there - steps are back”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Merlin's Cave

Merlin's Cave
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Tintagel
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Owner description: Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
Colchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you're there - steps are back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Beach is accessible again as steps damaged by storm have been replaced. Ignoring "Merlin marketing" it's still a pretty decent cave which goes all the way through to next bay. Worth doing as part of the castle trip.

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

The small beach area leading to the cave is lovely and we were visited by several seals on our last visit.......there are also wonderful waterfalls .......the cave is fantastic and you can walk far into its belly and have a real good snoop around.....highly recommended !

Visited August 2013
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Swanage
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“Check the steps have re-opened”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Came here in March and sadly due to a landslip the steps down were closed off. But have been before and it's a magical place, but if you have your heart set on going down check the tides and that the steps have been fixed.

Visited March 2014
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Berlin
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Something for the small”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

At low tide and the sun shining all pebbles glitter like diamonds, fantastich for the children, And then the story of Merlin!

Visited August 2013
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Huntingdon
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Small walk through Cave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Pretty cool to see. Didn't go far in as it was pretty wet inside and it opened to another bay on the in between the Tintagel castle areas. The waterfall by the beach was fun. Nice place for the kids to cut loose. We didnt go into the water as it was early in the morning hours and it was a bit cold even at the end of May but other people were jumping in.

Visited May 2013
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