Welcome to Tintagel


A highly controversial plan has been announced to connect the mainland and the rock tower on which the castle sits by an ambitious 72m-long footbridge. Despite much local opposition, the plan was approved by councillors in late 2017, although as yet a completion date hasn't been set.

The village itself isn't terribly exciting, but if you're looking for cheesy King Arthur souvenirs, you'll find them in ample supply.


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$375.08 Private & Custom Tours

Cornwall, Port Isaac, Padstow, Tintagel Private Full-Day Tour

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.

$154.05 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.

$730.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South West Experience 5 day (Small Group) tour from London

Day 1Begin your journey through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit one of England’s most impressive natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk to take in the unforgettable views. Our overnight stop is Exmouth**, a traditional coastal resort. With two miles of golden sandy beach and some delicious seafood available, this is a wonderful place to rest. **Please note if Exmouth is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to Exeter. Day 2We will journey to Dartmoor National Park. With stunning views, deep wooded valleys, medieval farmhouses and Bronze Age stone circles, this is an incredible park to spend a few hours exploring. We’ll make a stop at the Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the historic Pannier Market. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.Day 3 After a night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.Day 4 This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur, and a place to get lost in the myths of the past. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an harbour village! We continue to Ilfracombe for more impressive coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Clifton’s iconic suspension bridge – free to walk and offering views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars. **Please note if Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.Day 5 Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the buildings this city has to offer before we return to London. *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.

$797.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Eight Day Tour of Sacred England

 Day One: ArrivalYou will be whisked up from the airport and drive you to the magical lands of Glastonbury, where you can settle into your accommodation and then, if you choose, dive into the shopping experience of Glastonbury High Street. There is a plethora of crystal and magic shops and it has the best selection of New Age books in the worldDay Two: Glastonbury's MysteriesBe transported back 2000 years through the mists, to a time of magic, myths and legends, a time when the family of Christ arrived to these shores of Avalon. A few steps away we find the last resting place of King Arthur and Gwynevere. After lunch you go on our quest for the Holy Grail, in waters of the tranquil garden Chalice Well, and the White Spring, a beautiful candle-lit water temple. Finally climb to the top of the Glastonbury Tor.Day Three: 6000 of Mystery in One-DayThe way your guide shares their visions of a world hardly known by historians, aligning them to the solstices and equinoxes. After a great British pub lunch, you head off to Avebury, the largest surviving stone circle in the world, where you can sit in the seat of the Arch Druids.Day Four: Merlin’s JourneyYou begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. You then dine at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterwards you climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where the church of St Micheal greets us. You arrive in Tintagel where you settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel.Day Five: King Arthur's CornwallYou will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’. As you emerge from the darkness of the cave, you will look up towards Tintagel Castle. You have a taste of the most famous ‘Cornish Pasty’ for lunch. In the afternoon you explore the delightful woodland of Rocky Valley, with the 3500 years old Labyrinths next to the river. Then you will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. In the afternoon you travel back to Glastonbury and spend the last night there.Day Six: A Day to ProcessThis is good for you to spend a little time in silent reflection in the sacred landscape or finding the last magical tool from one of the many shops to take home with you to remind you of your magical trip. Then in the afternoon you will travel back to the airport for your flights or your next connection.Day Seven : a Taste of Glastonbury.This day, May I suggest you try some of the many therapies on offer in Glastonbury, at a special  Tor’s Tours discounted price.Day Eight: We travel back to Heathrow.We depart Glastonbury at 10:30 am and we will arrive back at Heathrow before 2pm.

$1942.40 Day Trips & Excursions

Ultimate UK Experience 12 day (Small Group) tour from London

Start the journey through South Downs National Park to Winchester. Continue on through the New Forest to Corfe Castle, then to Lulworth Cove. Overnight in Exmouth. We visit Dartmoor National Park before stopping at Clapper Bridge. Lunch in Tavistock before continuing through Bodmin Moor and arriving in Falmouth, where you spend 2 nights. Visit Mousehole before continuing on to Porthcurno and visiting Minack Theatre. Then we visit Lands End and St Ives before returning to Falmouth. Making our way to Port Isaac before visiting Tintagel we will then arrive in Boscastle for lunch. We then continue on to Ilfracombe before arriving in Bristol where we spend the ngiht.