Tintagel Castle - English Heritage

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For a magical day out in Cornwall, visit Tintagel Castle. The wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views out to sea, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip, ideal for those on holiday in the South West. A fantastic events programme includes Fighting Knights and storytelling of The Tales of King Arthur - see our events page for details.

Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; it is reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur, a legend which has endured through the years. Visitors can learn about the story of the castle and its inhabitants over the ages by watching the introductory video 'Searching for King Arthur'.

Explore the ruined castle where it is said that King Uther Pendragon met with the beautiful Igraine and conceived King Arthur. Enjoy a brisk walk along the rugged trail across to the island to enjoy the stunning sea views - on a good day you can see as far as Lundy Island, off the North Devon coast. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde.

With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west. History is brought to life for families through fantastic events throughout the year and during winter, this is an ideal spot for a coastal walk with your dog.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 15 February 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2014 Closed
Christmas Day
25 Dec 2014 Closed
Boxing Day
26 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year's Day
1 Jan 2015 Closed

16 February - 20 February 2015
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £6.10
Child (5-15 years) £3.70
Concession £5.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £15.90

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Castle of Legend

  • 28 — 30 July 2015

Your seat at the round table awaits! Join us to explore how the legends of King Arthur inspired medieval life at Tintagel. Take your place in the spotlight in our have-a-go play and be spellbound by traditional tales of Arthurian folklore.

Throughout the day the castle jester will be playing the fool as he entertains the crowds. It promises to be a truly legendary day out.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £8.50
Child, 5-15 years £5.10
Concession £7.70
Family £22.10

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/castle-of-legend-Tin-28-07-2015/

Tales of King Arthur

  • 4 — 6 August 2015

Join Merlin and King Arthur on a magical journey into tales of days gone by. Be enchanted as they spin tales of mystery, myth and adventure against the dramatic backdrop which has inspired legends for centuries.

In the setting of the historic castle ruins learn of strange monsters, handsome heroes and beautiful princesses – guaranteed to keep the little ones amused. Sure to charm story hunters young and old.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.20
Child, 5-15 years £4.30
Concession £6.50
Family £18.70

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/tales-king-arthur-04-08-15/

Tales of King Arthur

  • 11 — 13 August 2015
  • 18 — 20 August 2015

Join Merlin and King Arthur on a magical journey into tales of days gone by. Be enchanted as they spin tales of mystery, myth and adventure against the dramatic backdrop which has inspired legends for centuries.

In the setting of the historic castle ruins learn of strange monsters, handsome heroes and beautiful princesses – guaranteed to keep the little ones amused. Sure to charm story hunters young and old.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.20
Child, 5-15 years £4.30
Concession £6.50
Family £18.70

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/tales-king-arthur-11-08-15/

Tintagel Castle - English Heritage
Tintagel Castle
Tintagel
Cornwall
PL34 0HE
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tintagel-castle/

Telephone

01840 770328

Fax

01840 770 328

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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