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St Nectans Glen

  • Tintagel
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

This charming natural wonder site at Saint Nectan's Glen is situated where the River Trevillet has delicately carved its way through the swathes of Late Devonian slate and naturally created a splendid 60 waterfall! Over time this itself formed a hole through the original basin where the clear and sparkling waters now cascade into a beautiful valley, stunning to behold and wonderful for family photo backdrops.

Rare specimens of plants make this a recognised Site of Special Scientific Interest, which you can have a good think about in the meditation room!

There is also a tea room at the hermitage plus a souvenir shop and modest local art gallery available for visiting. If you'd like to take the bus instead of the family motor then you can alight from one at Trethevy (coming from and back to Boscastle) from whence there is a pleasant 1 mile walk to the attraction.

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Opening hours

30th March - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

1st November - 31st March
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 15:00


Please visit attractions website for admission prices

Travel & Contact Information


Trethevy, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BE, England

Phone number

01840 779538



Click here to visit St Nectans Glen's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, St Nectans Glen is not wheelchair friendly.

No, St Nectans Glen have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

St Nectans Glen has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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