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Woven into Tintagel’s history are ancient tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Walk to the ruins of the castle, the birthplace of many of those legends: excavations made headlines worldwide with the discovery of the ‘Arthnou’ stone, a 1400-year-old inscribed slate. This is further evidence that Tintagel was a royal palace for the Dark Age rulers of Cornwall and has fuelled tantalising speculation about the castle’s Arthurian past.

As many mysteries remain about Tintagel as facts are known, today fact and fiction are inextricably entwined and Tintagel remains one of the most awe-inspiring and romantic spots in Britain. Located in a spectacular setting on the dramatic North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has long been one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs and through Merlin’s cave as visitors climb the steep and breathtaking path to Tintagel Island.

Also take a look at the Old Post Office in the village, a fourteenth-century manor house with a topsy turvy roof. With gift shops, tea rooms and lots of Arthurian mementoes to delight in, Tintagel is a definite ‘must visit’ Cornish destination.

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