Tintagel Castle

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General Information

Tintagel Castle is a castle that is situated on Tintagel Island in Cornwall, England. The castle was built in the 13th century by Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall during the medieval period. The castle fell into disrepair and ruin over the following centuries, in the present day it is managed by the English Heritage group as a sight for sightseers. The castle has an association with King Arthur as it is thought that he was conceived there. It is also the site of an English-Roman settlement that dated from the 5th to 6th century. Amongst all the history is breathtaking views of the Cornish Coast.  

Getting there

If travelling by car, there is no onsite parking; the closest car park is in the village 600 yards away and the car park is a pay and display car park. The 595 bus that travels to Tintagel from neighbouring Cornish villages is the only public transport option.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is closed until Spring 2019 for the construction of a new bridge.

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