Welcome to Tintagel

The spectre of legendary King Arthur looms large over Tintagel and its dramatic clifftop castle. Though the present-day ruins mostly date from the 13th century, archaeological digs have revealed the foundations of a much earlier fortress, fuelling speculation that Arthur may indeed have been born at the castle, as locals like to claim. It's a stunningly romantic sight, with its crumbling walls teetering precariously... Read More

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$363.58 Private & Custom Tours

Private North Cornwall Wander Tour from Cornwall

Begin your private tour limited to six people with pickup at your hotel in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. Your driver will arrive at an agreed time for the drive to Padstow. This bustling fishing port has a great choice of shops in its narrow streets, a busy harbor where you can take a ride on a speedboat, and great views of the estuary and beaches from the headland walk. Celebrity Chef Rick Stein has a number of restaurants in the town, plus his own fish and chip shop. Make sure to taste the Chough's Bakery Cornish Pasty.Then take the short drive to Port Isaac. This tiny fishing village has found fame as Port Wenn in the BBC TV series Doc Martin, and fans of the show will feel they know the village already. There is an excellent fish restaurant here, and it's also the home of Shanty singers the Fisherman's Friends who mostly live and work in the village. They often give free concerts on the slipway known as The Platt on a Friday evening, but dates vary. The village is a delight to see in any event, but it's a pretty stiff climb back up the hill.Next, travel up the dramatic coast to Tintagel to visit the remains of the 800-year-old castle, where you can imagine being a Knight of King Arthur's Round Table. Spectacular is the only description for the coastal scenery in this area. Time permitting, you'll continue to Boscastle, a charming coastal village, and stop for a cream tea before returning to your hotel.Please note: The tour is available to all, but there are some steep hills to negotiate on foot, particularly at Port Isaac. Some elements of the Tintagel tour may not be suitable for all as the castle is only accessible by a narrow high Bridge, nevertheless there are many other sights to see.

$428.51 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tour of King Arthur's Cornwall in Tintagel, Boscastle and Dartmoor from Glastonbury

Day One These are two days fit for any goddess or knight in search for the Holy Grail or Excalibur. We drive through the lands of these legends and present the truth hidden in a landscape where dragons fly and crystals emerge from the ground, where you meet real earth energy workers, witches and saints. We begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, where we cross bridges over 4000 years old and wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. We then dine, as nobles do, at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterwards we climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where a church greets us, perched on its peak as if held up only by magic and the energies of the Michael ley line.We arrive in Tintagel where we settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel. Day TwoWe start the day in the amazing town of Tintagel as the tide reveals one of the most magical places, where it is said Merlin himself worked and initiated druids, we will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’ where we will do a visualization. As we emerge from the darkness of the cave, we will look up towards Tintagel Castle, which is perched on the cliffs above the cave.Then we walk back into the little village and have a taste of the most famous ‘Cornish Pasty’ for lunch - if you haven’t had a pasty in Cornwall you haven’t had a pasty. In the afternoon we will explore the delightful landscape of Fairies and Gnomes through the woodland of Rocky Valley, where we will discover the Bronze Age Labyrinths next to the river. These are over 3500 years old and are found amongst the ruins of an old mill, said to be built on the grounds of a wise women’s college.Then we will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. Here a space is held for the Fairies and the spirit of the 5th century Celtic Christian Saint Nectan. This is said to be the place where the Knights of the Round Table came to be blessed before their quest for the Holy Grail. In the afternoon we travel back to Glastonbury.

$363.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Isaac Padstow & Tintagel tour from Devon

This is a private tour for up to 6 people. You will be collected from your hotel or other accommodation for the trip to North Cornwall in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. The tour is available to all, but there are some steep hills to negotiate on foot, particularly at Port Isaac. Some elements of the Tintagel tour may not be suitable for all as the castle is only accessible by a narrow high Bridge, nevertheless there are many other sights to see. You will be collected from your hotel at an agreed time for the drive to Padstow. This bustling fishing port as a great choice of shops in its narrow streets, a busy harbour where you can take a ride on a speedboat, and great views of the estuary and beaches from the headland walk. Celebrity Chef Rick Stein has a number of restaurants in the town, plus his own fish and chip shop. Make sure to taste the Chough's Bakery Cornish Pasty. You will then take a short drive to Port Isaac. This tiny fishing village has found fame as 'Port Wenn' in the BBC TV series Doc Martin, and fans of the show will feel they know the village already. There is an excellent fish restaurant here, and it's also the home of Shanty singers the Fishermans Friends who mostly live and work in the Village. They often give free concerts on the slipway known as The Platt on a Friday evening but dates vary. You may be able to stay for a concert if the dates fit (at additional cost). The village is a delight to see in any event, but its a pretty stiff climb back up the hill.You will then move up the dramatic coast to Tintagel, where a visit to the remains of the 800 year old castle is a must, and you can imagine being a Knight of King Arthurs Round Table... or perhaps being rescued by one! Spectacular is the only description for the coastal scenery in this area. If time allows you will move on to Boscastle a further charming coastal village and maybe time for a cream tea before returning to your hotel.