Located on the rugged coast of North Cornwall, Tintagel is a historic village linked to the legend of King Arthur. It lies amidst the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is traversed by the long-distance South West Coast Path.
Perched atop cliffs to the north-west of the village centre is Tintagel Castle, which was built in the 13th century by Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall. Explore the ruins of the Great Hall and learn about the Cornish rulers who lived and traded here throughout the centuries as you browse the informative displays.
Tintagel lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the surrounding coastline is notable for its Devonian slate. You can stretch your legs along the spectacular hiking trail that leads from Widemouth Bay to Pentire Point, taking in deep, wooded valleys, centuries-old mine ruins and sweeping coastal views.
Tintagel is around an hour’s drive from Plymouth and just over an hour from Exeter Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Buses connect Tintagel to towns and villages across Cornwall while the centre of Tintagel is compact enough to explore on foot.