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Things to do in Tintagel

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From the ruins of an ancient castle pinpointed as the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur to the South West Coast Path, find a wealth of things to do near Tintagel. 

During the Dark Ages, Tintagel claimed the seat of a Celtic kingdom. Explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where both the National Trust and English Heritage look after historical remnants and exhilarating natural features throughout.

Beaches in Tintagel

Tintagel’s 300+ beaches provide everything from famous sandy shores at Trebarwith Strand Beach to small sheltered coves at Tintagel Haven. Whether it’s dog-friendly, family-friendly, sandy, pebbly, busy, or delightfully vacant, Tintagel is the place to go. Bossiney Cove, Fistral’s surf, Porthcurno’s turquoise seas, and Treyarnon Bay’s crab hunt are all worth a visit.

Attractions in Tintagel

Tintagel is a history buff’s dream come true, with a plethora of historic attractions that teach visitors about the area’s past. Tintagel Castle is a magnificent ruined fortress with a beautiful cliff-top position, believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Merlin’s Cave is an enigmatic 100-meter tunnel that runs under the magnificent Tintagel Castle. Tintagel’s Old Post Office, which dates from the 14th century, is a famous tourist attraction. This National Trust-owned Yeoman’s farmhouse has a fascinating history that dates back hundreds of years.

Activities in Tintagel

In Tintagel, there are a variety of lovely pubs to choose from, including those with an olde-worlde charm. Restaurants in Tintagel offer a variety of cuisines and styles to suit your tastes. You can even visit St Nectan’s Glen with its amazing 60ft tall waterfall, wildlife wonder walk, café and meditation room. Make the most of your time in your cottage holiday by using our list of things to do in Tintagel.

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  • Waterfall at St Nectans Glenn near Tintagel

    Tintagel to Rocky Valley

    PL34 0BQ

    An enjoyable walk around the Cornish Coast, Tintagel to Rocky Circular Walk is an ideal way to see the area. Visit Tintagel Castle and other King Arthur locations as you take in the seaside.

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  • Vintage toy robots

    Tintagel Toy Museum

    Fore Street
    PL34 0DD

    01840 770354

    Discover vintage toys and artefacts on display at the Tintagel Toy Museum and relive your childhood memories.

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  • Trebarwith Strand Beach

    Trebarwith Strand Beach

    Dog Friendly

    A popular beach, located just south of Tintagel and backed by rugged cliffs and intriguing caves, making this National Trust protected beach the ideal spot for exploring the remarkable coast.

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  • Trebarwith Valley Engine House

    Trebarwith Valley Circular Walk

    PL34 0ET

    Explore Trebarwith Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty in North Cornwall, on a circular walk.

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  • Tregardock Beach

    Tregardock Beach

    Tregardock Beach
    PL33 9ED

    This huge sandy beach situated in North Cornwall is covered in ledges of rock and stretches around 700 metres when the tide is out.

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