Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

 Cornwall, England.
ParkingToiletsBaby ChangingCafePicnic Area

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.

Our Review

We visited Tintagel Castle while camping near Bude. It was a glorious sunny day with blue sea and blue sky.

See and sky at Tintagel Castel

Beautiful blue sea and blue sky on the Cornish coast

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! ;-)

View of Tintagel Castle

I took this photo looking back at Tintagel. You can see there are a lot of steps to climb.

You can also get down to the beach where there's a waterfall.

Waterfall at Tintagel beach

Here's the waterfall we visited at the beach

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.


 Parking Toilets Baby Changing Cafe Picnic Area

Facilities Details

You 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.

View prices on their website

Special Offer

If you are visiting a few English Heritage properties in a year then check out their Family Membership. This could work out cheaper than paying for each entrance.

On The Map


Tintagel Castle
Castle Road, Tintagel
PL34 0HE

Longitude: -4.758505
Latitude: 50.667281

How to get in touch

 Visit their Website

 Call on 01840 770328