Tintagel Castle

Local nameTintagel Castle
LocationTintagel, UK

Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel, North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The site was possibly occupied in the Romano-British period, as an array of artefacts dating from this period have been found on the peninsula, but as yet no Roman-era structure has been proven to have existed there. It was settled during the early medieval period, when it was probably one of the seasonal residences of the regional king of Dumnonia. A castle was built on the site by Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall in the 13th century, during the High Middle Ages. It later fell into disrepair and ruin.

Archaeological investigation into the site began in the 19th century as it became a tourist attraction, with visitors coming to see the ruins of Richard's castle.

Tags RuinsEnglish HeritageArchaeological SiteLegendCastleCoastal ViewsFortification
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Opening hours

Opening hours vary, please check the official website.


Adults: £9.50
Sstudents, Seniors (60+): £8.60
Children (5-15): £5.70 (under 5's free)

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintagel_Castle

English Heritage website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tintagelcastle

Twitter https://twitter.com/EHTintagel

Email tintagel.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

Phone +44 1840 770 328

Address Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, UK

Coordinates 50°40'4.705" N -4°45'35.742" E

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