Area & Heritage: Towns & Villages
Tintagel, home to Tintagel Castle sits high above the seas, a most evocative place to visit and soak up the atmosphere generated by the dramatic views and wonderful legends. Tintagel is famous for its connection with the Arthurian legends, King Arthur was said to be born on Tintagel Island where the remains of the 13th-century castle stand today. Below the castle on the Castle Beach is Merlin’s cave, which is accessible at low tide. Much of the spectacular cliffs either side of the castle are owned by the National Trust. Within the village of Tintagel you will find numerous shops, cafes and pubs. There is also the Old Post Office, which is owned by the National Trust, King Arthur’s Great Halls which house some magnificent stained glass windows, a rock and fossil museum and a toy museum. Your first port of call on arriving at Tintagel should be the visitor centre situated at the start of the village on the road towards Boscastle. Here you will be able to gather a wealth of information about the area so that you can make the most of your visit.
Near to Tintagel is the stunning beach at Trebarwith strand, if you go there at high tide there appears to be no beach but return again at low tide and you’re in for a real treat.
only 50 minutes from the Barns...