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St Nectans Glen

Tintagel, Cornwall, England

  • Waterfall at St Nectans Glen in Tintagel
  • River at St Nectans Glen in Tintagel

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

St Nectans Glen
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!
Please note that at the time of updating this listing (summer 2015) there are daily works going on as part of the path maintenance scheme and this is apparently very loud. However from 11.30am to 2pm they knock it off for a bit, so try and aim for then!
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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Trethevy, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BE, England


Click here to visit St Nectans Glen's website
01840 779538

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open 7 days a week High Season: 1st April to 31st October 9:30am to 5pm Off Season: 1st November to 31st March 10:30am to 3pm


They only charge for visiting the waterfall but that charge is not declared, so if you are counting the pennies then best to ring ahead and find out! Free entry to tea shop and woodland walks.


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