English Heritage castles and monuments in Cornwall

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0DB Tel: 01840 - 770328

Parking in Tintagel village. Please note that there is a steep climb up steps to reach the castle.
Location - On Tintagel Head, ½mile along uneven track from Tintagel, no vehicles,

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Map Reference SX 048891

If you want to give your imagination a treat, take it to Tintagel Castle. Tristan and Isolt, King Mark, Uther Pendragon, Merlin the Magician and King Arthur were all here according to legend - and at Tintagel legends have greater potency than facts, for there are few historical certainties here - most remains a mystery.

When the conquering Normans reached the westernmost land of England they heard that the ancient seat of Cornwall's kings had stood atop this soaring headland, surrounded on three sides by the ceaseless surge of the Atlantic. So in propaganda terms it made sense for Earl Richard of Cornwall, younger brother of Henry III, to build a castle on the spot where his legendary predecessors had held court. There was no strategic reason for the choice, as there had been for the other Norman castles in Cornwall, Launceston and Restormel - and Earl Richard rarely stayed there.

Though Norman realpolitik put Tintagel on its windy headland, it is as a castle of the imagination that it holds us spellbound - a place of 'magic casements, opening on the foam of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.' Was it here that Tristan wooed Isolt? Where Merlin magicked Uther Pendragon into the bed of Igerna, wife of King Gorlois, to father Arthur? And when Arthur became king, did he place his foot in "Arthur's Footprint" as part of ancient inauguration rites? Look around you, as the sea-light dances and the salt-spray flies, and you can believe whatever you want to believe.

Legendary birthplace of King Arthur Family Discovery Pack available.

Properties near Tintagel Castle

Cornwall Online has 17 Character properties offering Accommodation in this area

Trehane Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
Boscastle

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Trehane Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Ensuite Bed & Breakfast stays in an 18th century farmhouse in a cliff-top location, with outstanding sea views along the North Cornwall Coast. - Double bedroom with bathroom ensuite and adjoining single room. --- Double bedroom with ensuite shower overlooking the garden and sea beyond
     Tel: 01840 250 510

Norwood Luxury Self-catering
Boscastle

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Norwood Luxury Self-catering

Self Catering Restored to its original beauty with all the modern conveniences one would expect. Originally built for a ships captain this spacious charming house has everything you would expect to make your special holiday in Cornwall complete. Sleeps 4 in Boscastle with Parking
     Tel: 01440 783979

Tao Cottage
Boscastle

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Tao Cottage

Self Catering Tao Cottage is a spacious cottage, sleeping 6 people, situated in the picturesque village of Boscastle a few minutes uphill from the historic harbour. The perfect place to stay if you want to relax and unwind or explore Cornwall.
     Tel: 01932 910023

Eden Cottage
Boscastle

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Eden Cottage

Self Catering Sleeping 2 this charming 18th century cottage is a stress relieving base to explore Cornwall or simply to enjoy the delights of idyllic Boscastle. Pubs, restaurants, coastal path and village amenities are close by. Pets welcome
     Tel: 01895 636769

Pendragon
Bude

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Pendragon

Self Catering Pendragon is situated in an amazing location overlooking Crooklets beach, the North Cornwall Golf Course is in front of the cottage and National Trust land at the back. The town of Bude is also just a short walk away. It was built in Edwardian times as a Gentlemans residence.
     Tel: 01959 569096

The Countryman Hotel
Camelford

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The Countryman Hotel

Hotel + Bed & Breakfast The Countryman Hotel - Something for everyone 9 Bedrooms - Ensuite rooms available ,situated just a two minute walk from the centre of the historic market town of Camelford. There are 9 tastefully furnished and decorated bedrooms, all with H/C, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities. En-suite facilities are available, as well as single and family rooms.
     Tel: 01840 212250

Cornish Traditional Cottages
Cornwall

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Cornish Traditional Cottages

Self catering Cornish Traditional Cottages have been letting holiday homes in Cornwall since 1964. We are a small, independent family run business and let cottages, houses, and anything in-between across the County we call home. Coastal or inland, Launceston to Lands End book your next Cornish break with a local Cornish business
     Tel: 01208 893 980

Delamere Bungalows Self Catering Holidays
Delabole

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Delamere Bungalows Self Catering Holidays

Self Catering Situated about 2 miles from the coast, near the village of Delabole, are 16 bungalows set in peaceful and secluded surroundings. It is an ideal get away from it all base for a holiday with beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular scenery. 16 Holiday Bungalows Sleeping 4 people (plus some sleeping 5/ 6 People)
     Tel: 01895 234 144

Sunshine Holidays Bude - Sunrise & Sunset
Kilkhampton Village nr Bude

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Sunshine Holidays Bude - Sunrise & Sunset

Self Catering + Holiday Park Holiday Bungalows each sleeping 4 people. Holidays at Bluebell, Sunrise & Sunset, privately owned, beautifully furnished and equipped, 2 bedroom, semi-detached holiday bungalows, newly built in 2014 to an exceptionally high standard. Set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Also offering superb 4 Star leisure facilities: indoor swimming pool; gymnasium; beauty treatments; tennis courts; free WiFi access in Manor House; free evening entertainment, restaurant and bars. Holiday Bungalows - offering flexible / nightly booking (min 4 nights)- each sleeping 4 people
Sunshine Holidays Bude - Sunrise & Sunset      Tel: 07450 217771

Treworgie Barton Cottages
nr Bude

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Treworgie Barton Cottages

Self catering 11 traditional yet modern self-catering cottages with a rustic ambience, located in St. Gennys near Bude, North Cornwall. Enjoy breath-taking views across rolling countryside and venture to Bude, Widemouth Bay and Padstow to explore some of Britains finest beaches.
     Tel: 03301 230 374

Orion House B&B
Port Isaac

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Orion House B&B

Bed & Breakfast Ensuite Bed and Breakfast Holiday Accommodation in Port Isaac. two double rooms - both on the ground floor. One double room with en-suite shower facility and one twin bedded room which has sole use of a large family bathroom situated next to it. Both rooms have tea/coffee facilities, televisions, toiletries, hair dryers and access to WiFi. Port Isaac is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as seen in the ITV series Doc Martin.
     Tel: 01208 880031

Three Gates Meadow
Port Isaac

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Three Gates Meadow

Bed & Breakfast A warm welcome awaits you at Three Gates Meadow. Decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard this accommodation will feel like a home from home. There is private parking which is invaluable in Port Isaac during the summer season.
     Tel: 01208 880609

Trentinney Farm Cottages
St Endellion nr Port Isaac

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Trentinney Farm Cottages

Self Catering Trentinney Farm has six holiday cottages sleeping 2 to 6 people situated between Port Isaac and Chapel Amble but only 10 minutes from the popular beaches at Rock and Polzeath. After your exciting day on the beach or exploring Cornwall you will appreciate being able to return to the peace and quiet of Trentinney with its158 acres of some of the loveliest countryside in North Cornwall, from the top of the farm there are spectacular views of the sea and moors. We pride ourselves on our comfortable king size beds. Well behaved dogs are allowed only in two cottages the others are pet free
  Visit Cornwall Member   Tel: 01208 880 564

Churchtown Cottages
St Gennys nr. Crackington Haven

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Churchtown Cottages

Self Catering Cosy Cornish cottages set in the tranquil parish of St Gennys with stunning sea views, fully equipped for all year round use. Sleeping between 4 & 6 people they ideally located for the beaches or touring the area.
     Tel: 07899950154

Pottery Cottage
St Kew

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Pottery Cottage

Self catering Pottery Cottage - an award winning boutique holiday cottage close to Port Isaac, Polzeath, Bodmin Moor, Rock, Wadebridge and the Camel Estuary. Pottery Cottage is a light and airy detached property designed and furnished in a contemporary style, with two ensuite bedrooms ( King sized double room with ensuite shower and twin room with ensuite bathroom). The cottage has a terraced Mediterranean style courtyard garden outside french windows and is very private and peaceful, ideal for BBQs, sunbathing, al fresco dining or just making the most of Cornwall’s beautiful summers. Parking for two cars. Pottery Cottage sleeps 4 people.
  Visit Britain / Enjoy England. Gold Tourism Award  4 star. Tel: 07712 242299

Headland Caravan and Camping Park
Tintagel

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Headland Caravan and Camping Park

Camping + Caravans + Tourers+ Self catering static caravan A quiet family run site on the coastal side of the village of Tintagel, just 10 minutes walk to the mystical ruins of King Arthurs Castle.We have no club house so we are ideal for those who want a peaceful ‘away from it all‘ holiday, but if you want to have a meal or a drink, go shopping or to a disco, our village location means its just a short walk, no need to take the car. Indeed, this site is suitable for anyone without a car. We also offer free Wifi to all our guests
  CTB member,, BHPHA   Tel: 0800 644 4477

Atlantic View Hotel
Tintagel

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Atlantic View Hotel

Hotel + Bed & Breakfast The Atlantic View Hotel, is a lovely Victorian Country House built around 1850 for the Earl of Wharncliffe to be used as a country residence. The Hotel is situated in an elevated position 300 yards from the rugged coastline.
  AA  2 Star Tel: 01840 770221

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