Tintagel is a beautiful coastal village in the north of Cornwall. Known in Cornish as ‘the village on a mountain’, its magical castle is famous for having been built on the reputed birthplace of King Arthur. One of the most visited places in Britain, the village is full of myths and legends just waiting to be uncovered. With its great beaches and coastal walks dotted with pretty coves, it provides a magical location for a holiday in the UK.
Why visit Tintagel?
Famous for many historical events, you can learn of the fascinating stories told to visitors to the castle for over 800 years. The beaches and coves are also linked to the legendary wizard Merlin as well as to tales of smugglers and pirates. The area has lovely walks as well as the waterfall of St Nectan’s Kieve.
Things to do in Tintagel:
As well as the spectacular castle overlooking the sea, you can visit St Nectan’s Glen and the emotive ribbon waterfall with its surreal spiritual atmosphere. There are many coastal walks, including one from Tintagel to Boscastle where you can visit the Museum of Witchcraft before heading back home.
Why stay in a Tintagel cottage?
Our selection of Tintagel cottages offers you the perfect retreat to return to after a busy day exploring the local area. Whether you are looking for a dog-friendly property, a romantic traditional cottage, or a larger property for a family holiday, we will have a cottage in Cornwall for you.
Three must-see things in Tintagel:
- Tintagel Castle is built on the reputed birthplace of King Arthur and has a magnificent position overlooking the sea.
- Take a walk to St Nectan’s Glen with its stunning 60-foot waterfall.
- The Arthurian Centre tells visitors the story of the final battle between King Arthur and his nephew Mordred.