Tintagel Castle is perched on the rocky cliffs of the Cornish coast. One story suggests that the legendary King Arthur was born here. It certainly brings up a sense of mystery. Visitors have voted Tintagel Castle as one of the top ten English Heritage family attractions.
We visited Tintagel Castle while camping near Bude. It was a glorious sunny day with blue sea and blue sky.
Tintagel village is quite small and gets quite congested during the summer school holidays. There's a pay and display carpark in the village, where you can then walk down to the castle.
The castle ruins are quite stunning, with a footbridge that takes you over to 'Tintagel Island'. There are also a lot of steps and plenty of walking to wear the kids out! ;-)
You can also get down to the beach where there's a waterfall.
We enjoyed our visit to Tintagel Castle. When the weather is good, it's an ideal place to take a picnic and enjoy the whole day there.
It get's the thumbs up from us.
Facilities DetailsYou can use pushchairs up to the main entrance and shop, but due to the rough terrain and steps, Tintagel Castle is not pushchair friendly. Similarly, the site cannot be made wheelchair friendly and also lacks handrails.
Typical Family Range: £25 - £28
A family ticket covers 2 adults and up to three children. Members can visit for free.
On The Map
You can use the postcode PL34 0HE to find the castle. There is a pay-and-display carpark that's about 600m from the entrance. Unfortunately, there's no train service but there is a Western Greyhound bus service if you aren't visiting by car.
Castle Road, Tintagel