|Castle Road, Tintagel. PL34 0HE|
|Tintagel Castle is a historic site situated on the clifftops of North Cornwall. Due to the rugged coastal landscape, there are steep slopes, sheer drops and uneven surfaces which can present a challenge to visitors. Please see our access pages for more information. You will find pay and display car parks in Tintagel Village, 600 metres away from the site.|
Go on a legendary day out at English Heritage’s Tintagel Castle, a clifftop fortress where history and legend intertwine. Cross the new bridge to the ‘island’ and explore the medieval Great Hall, high above the waves.
It’s easy to imagine why this atmospheric landscape inspired tales of King Arthur. Journey back 1500 years and Tintagel was a bustling stronghold – residence of the rulers of Cornwall.
Wander among the ruins and meet Gallos, the brooding life-size statue of an ancient king.
Tucked below the castle is a secluded beach, perfect for a picnic or a paddle on the shore. Venture into Merlin’s Cave when the tides allow, then look out for seals playing in the water.
Advance booking is advised for this landmark attraction. Make sure you visit their website for the latest information
Tintagel Castle is subject to seasonal opening hours, so please make sure you visit the English Heritage website for the most up to date information. Current opening dates are:
1 April – 30 September, 2022 daily: 10am – 6pm
1 – 30 October 2022, daily: 10am – 5pm
31 October – 30 November 2022, Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
24-25 December, closed
26 December 2022– 1 January, 2023 daily: 10am – 4pm
2 January – 10 February 2023, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am – 4pm
11– 19 February 2023, daily: 10am – 4pm
20 February – 31 March 2023, Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Hungry explorers can take a break in the Beach Café and enjoy locally sourced food and drink.