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TINTAGEL CASTLE

Castle Raod, Tintagel,
Cornwall
PL34 0HE
t: 01840 770328
e: tintagel.castle@english-heritage.org.uk
w: www.english-heritage.org.uk/tintagel

Thrill your group with a visit to one of the most spectacular historic sites in England – inextricably linked with King Arthur. The atmospheric ruins of Tintagel Castle sit dramatically on top of a rocky headland and have inspired writers, artists and travellers for centuries. Now your group can delve into legend and history in a dynamic new exhibition which looks at how fact and fiction have contributed to the history of this iconic landmark – exploring the origins of Tintagel’s links to Arthurian legend and how they inspired Richard, Earl of Cornwall to build his castle on such a beautifully rugged coastal site in the 13th century.


  • Explore the medieval castle and chapel ruins, enjoying views of the invigorating Cornish coastline.
  • Imagine how this magical coastal setting inspired stories and art over the centuries, fascinating writers such as Tennyson and painters such as Turner and the Victorian Pre-Raphaelites.
  • Take in the recently installed dynamic exhibition exploring how links to Arthurian legend have influenced the history of the site. Don’t miss the engrossing 3D model of the island.

NEW From Easter 2016 across the island, evocative interpretation and specially commissioned sculptures show how the site continues to inspire