Tintagel Castle, Cornwall – birthplace of King Arthur?
Tintagel Castle in Cornwall - said to be the birthplace of mythical King Arthur - is steeped in legend and mystery and is a truly magical day out for all the family.
Just 40 minutes away from your Hustyns holiday accommodation, the Tintagel Castle visitor location is stunning, with Tintagel ‘island’ joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and the ruined remains of the 13th century castle itself sitting high up on a rugged rocky outcrop of the beautiful North Cornwall coast.
The views from Tintagel Castle over the Atlantic are dramatic and there are also guided tours, video presentations, live shows and many other organised events to enjoy during your fascinating trip. Kids will love exploring the nearby Merlin’s Cave and the mysterious tunnel on the island – the original use for which remains unknown.
And, after all the fun and excitement, there is a spectacular beach café on site (opening hours are seasonal) where you can relax and enjoy some well-earned refreshment – or why not take a picnic and savour the clear, fresh Cornish sea air?
Note: access to the Tintagel Castle ruins involves climbing over 100 steep steps and there are many uneven surfaces on the site.
Tintagel Castle - Prices & Opening Times
March – Saturday & Sunday only; 10am-4pm
April to September – 10am – 6pm every day
October 1st to November 4th – 10am-5pm every day
November 5th to February 17th, 2013 - Saturday & Sunday only; 10am -4pm
Adults - £5.50/£5.70
Children (5-15yrs) - £3.30/£3.40
Concession - £5.00/£5.10
Family (2 adults, 3 children) - £14.30/£14.80
English Heritage members - FREE