Tintagel Castle - English Heritage

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  • Toilets
  • Cafe (11am to 1/2hr before castle closing)
  • Small Exhibition/audio visual introduction
  • Shop

Special events in July & August

Dogs welcome on leads

Parking - none on site in village only (pay & display not EH)


On Tintagel headland, 1/2 mile along uneven and sometimes steep track from village.

A Landrover service is available from the village (additional charge) Apr - Oct

Due to coastal landscape some areas may not be accessible to those with mobility impairment even with assistance.

Prices & Opening Times:

until 31 Mar 2012

Adult £5.50 / Concession £5 / Child (U5s free) £3.30 / Family (2+3) £14.30

Open: Sat & Sun (excl 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan) 10am - 4pm

From 1 Apr 2012 until 31 Oct 2012

Adult £5.70 / Concession £5.10 / Child (U5s free) £3.40 / Family (2+3) £14.80

Open: Apr - Sept, daily, 10am - 6pm; Oct, daily 10am - 5pm

From 1 Nov 2012 until Mid Mar 2013(summer season restarts on Good Friday)

Adult £5.70 / Concession £5.10 / Child (U5s free) £3.40 / Family (2+3) £14.80

Open: Sat & Sun (excl 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan) 10am - 4pm

  • Cafe
  • Castle - ruin
  • Disabled Facilities


Tintagel Castle - Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur - Castel Dyntagell

Located in a spectacular setting on the dramatic North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has long been one of the county’s most popular tourist attractions. Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs and through Merlin’s cave as visitors climb the steep but breathtaking path to Tintagel Island. The ruins of the 13th Century stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall remain to be explored and are one of the most famous landmarks in Cornwall.

For over 800 years a tale has been told that Tintagel was the birthplace of the noble King Arthur, born to the beautiful Queen Igerna and protected from evil by the magician, Merlin, who lived in a cave below the mighty fortress. The Castle offers breathtaking views and a fascinating history. Roman settlement, Dark Age palace, Medieval fortress – Tintagel’s history is fascinating and there are many secrets still being revealed ....

Excavations, made headlines world-wide with the discovery of the ’Arthnou’ stone, a 1400 year old inscribed slate. This is further evidence that Tintagel was a royal palace for the Dark Age rulers of Cornwall and has fuelled tantalising speculation about the castle’s Arthurian past. As many mysteries remain about Tintagel as facts are known, today fact and fiction are inextricably entwined and Tintagel remains one of the most awe-inspiring and romantic spots in Britain.

Whether visited in the height of the summer or at its bleakest in mid-winter, Tintagel is a place to inspire imagination - a place of dreams, romance and legend. And after your visit unwind in our Castle Beach Café? From light refreshments to hot meals, made with locally sourced produce at its best.

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