Tintagel Castle

It has been claimed that Tintagel Castle was the castle or birthplace of King Arthur. Even the legend of Tristan and Isolde continues to be linked with the castle. What is without doubt is that this site near Tintagel village dates from early days as a Roman military camp that was later used as a trading outpost by Celtic Kings in the 5th and 6th Century. The Castle is set on some awe inspiring scenery on the rugged North Cornwall coastline and even on a hot summers day you cannot help imagining the lives of the people who once lived there. The ruins that now dominate the scene are from a 13th Century castle built by Richard Earl of Cornwall. It is a sight that speaks for itself, but as there is a 600 metre walk from the village to get there and steep climbs, access is for the fairly fit.

Contact details are as follows.

Tintagel Castle
nr Tintagel
Cornwall PL34 0HE

Tintagel Castle