About Tintagel Castle - Kastel Dintagel
Tintagel is a marvellous family experience of mystery, myth and magic - a place where kings rule and a legend lived. Be inspired by 2,000 years of history in the glorious setting of one of England's most stunning coastlines. You can see Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs, and glimpse Merlin's cave as you climb the path to Tintagel Island. Explore the ruins of the 13th-century settlement of the Earls of Cornwall.
Take the rugged trail across the island and experience the breathtaking views at the place where legend says Arthur was brought up by the beautiful Queen Igraine. The Cliffs of Tintagel lie at the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Rich in flora and fauna they provide breeding grounds for sea birds, lizards and butterflies.
Wild flowers and lichen grow among the rocks, created from layers of volcanic lava millions of years ago. Recent excavations made headlines worldwide with the discovery of the 'Artognou' stone, a 6th century inscribed slate. This led to speculation that Tintagel was a royal site for the early medieval rulers of Cornwall and has fuelled tantalising speculation about the castle's mythical Arthurian past. The 'Artognou' stone: Roman settlement, Dark Age stronghold, medieval fortress - Tintagel's history is fascinating and there are many secrets still to be revealed?.
Great family events programme including Castle of Legend, Archaeology Festival and the Legends of King Arthur.
New outdoor interpretation across the site including imaginative sculptures made of bronze and stone.
Attraction details add to itinerary
1st April to 30th September 2017 - Open daily from 10am to 6pm
1st to 31st October 2017 - Open daily from 10am to 5pm
1st November to 23rd December - Open weekends only 10am to 4pm.
24th to 26th December 2017 closed
27th Decmeber 2017 to 1st January 2018 - Open 10am to 4pm but closed on Tuesday.
2nd January to 2nd February 2018 - Open weekends only 10am to 4pm.
12th to 25th February 2018 - Open daily 10am to 4pm.
26th February to 29th March 2018 - Open 10am to 4pm but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Prices from 1st April 2017
Prices including Gift Aid
Children [5-15]: £5.60
GREAT VALUE Family Ticket [2 adults, 3 children] £24.20
Non Gift Aid prices
Children [5-15]: £5.00
GREAT VALUE Family Ticket [2 adults, 3 children] £21.80
Under 5's Free
English Heritage Members Free
Information & Contact
Tintagel Castle, Tintagel
Tel: 01840 770328
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