Tintagel Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Tintagel Castle

  • Tintagel
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

With its pretty spectacular location on Cornwall's dramatic and windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a beautiful place full of magic and myth where the legend of King Arthur was born!

This historic spot is also rich in flora and fauna and provides a regular breeding ground for sea birds, lizards and butterflies. Tintagel Castle is unarguably one of Cornwall's most iconic sites. A fierce strong hold of the Earls of Cornwall, the castle was built in the 13th century. Now in ruins, it maintains the power to inspire young and old alike. A great place for the kids to practice with their camera or their sketch pad.

It's also right besides TIntagel Beach which is tidal, meaning that twice a day, the sea reveals an intriguing world of rockpools for you and the kids to explore! There are also proper caves for braver explorers including Merlin's Cave which stretches right back into the cliff when the tide is out! Echo-cho-cho-cho….

The 'Beach Cafe' serves a delicious selection of hot and cold snacks and light meals ideal for replacing a picnic if you can't be bothered, all sourced from fine local Cornish produce. Hooray!

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Opening hours

Reopens Spring 2019


General Admission
Adults from £9.50
Kids (5-17) from £5.70
Concessions from £8.60
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £24.70

Travel & Contact Information


English Heritage Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE, England

Phone number

01840 770328



Click here to visit Tintagel Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Tintagel Castle has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

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

Tintagel Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Tintagel Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Tintagel Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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