Tintagel Castle Island and Mainland Keep Tintagel towards Bossiney Tintagel Castle Island Tintagel Old Post Office The Hall of Chivalry ( Wedding Venue ) Castle Cove viewed from Camelot Castle ( Formerly Castle Hotel ) St Knightons Kieve ( Rocky Valley Waterfall )

TINTAGEL

In season Tintagel is a bustling hive of activity and as benefited enormously from a facelift. There are many gift shops and fine eating establishments that can be found along the way. At the top of the village you will find the visitors centre. If you arrive at Tintagel from the Trebarwith / Camelford direction the first Arthurian sight that you see has you enter is the Hall of Chivalry, well worth a visit. Turn right here to venture into the heart of the village where ample parking can be found. From here it is a short walk to St Materiana's, the Norman church that stands proudly on the headland overlooking the castle of King Arthur. Along the main street of Tintagel you will find the Old Post Office located opposite the King Arthur's arms.

TINTAGEL CASTLE

At the lower end of the village you will find a steep track that passes down through the Vale of Avalon to the legendary site that is known world wide as King Arthur's Castle and at the castles very roots Merlin's Cave awaits you. The church of St Materiana out on the headland is but a stones throw from the castle and from this point you get a magnificent view of the coast.

THE OLD POST OFFICE

Tintagel Old Post Office is a fine example of a medieval building and is located in the heart of the village. It is a time capsule of true historical value and character. The buildings quirky layout makes it a joy to explore. The Old Post Office sits in well maintained gardens and is a must see on a sunny summer day.

HALLS OF CHIVALRY

King Arthur's Great Halls at Tintagel was built by a romantic millionaire in the 1930s at enormous expense. These vast halls tell the story of King Arthur and his knights. Robert Powell narrates the fascinating story utilising laser lights and sound. See the imposing granite throne and the legendary round table whilst marvelling at the world famous stained glass windows. All seventy two of them were designed and built by Veronica Whall, a pupil of William Morris. King Arthur's Great Halls are also licensed as a wedding venue in Tintagel.

CASTLE COVE

The beach at the foot of Castle Island is called Castle Cove. It is a very sheltered cove. The beach is mainly shingle,. There are several caves to be explored when the tide is low. Merlins Cave is located on this beach and if you look carefully you will see a recent carving of His face to the left of the cave entrance. Also, within Merlins cage, there is a smugglers hide away. Can you find it.

ROCKY VALLEY & ST NECTANS GLEN (St Knightons Kieve)

St Knightons Keive (St Nectan's Glen) is said to be the place were men became Knights by passing through the lower circle to be reborn again cleansed in the pool below. The Kieve itself was seen has a potent Pagan symbol of Gaia and has been a place of reverence since before the times of Christ. Trevillet River passes through the Kieve and wends its way down through a beautiful wooded valley before passing the medieval mill and old abandoned buildings along its way to the sea.

TINTAGEL

Tintagel Village and Tintagel Castle in North Cornwall Tintagel in North Cornwall is the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and this page is sponsored by King Arthur's Arms.  According to legend, The Battle of Camlann, Arthur's final battle, was fought against Mordred. Mordred was the son of Lot who was the King of the Picts and therefore Mordred was a Pict himself. According to the Annals of Wales, the battle was fought in the year 539 AD, while according to Geoffrey of Monmouth it was fought in 542 AD. King Arthur was fatally wounded.  
St Materianas Norman Church at Glebe Cliff

FURTHER INFORMATION

Click Here to view a discussion of Tintagel Castle's Arthurian Connections By David Nash Ford  Arthur's Birthplace? Click Here to read about Lundy island, and it's hitherto hidden past. Lundy, Isle of Avalon by Les Still Click Here for images of the Hunter Aircraft crash at Tintagel in 1979 Tintagel is also the name of a symphonic poem composed by Arnold Bax in 1919; it is perhaps his best- known orchestral work. Bax had visited the castle of Tintagel during the summer of 1917, accompanied by pianist Harriet Cohen, with whom he was carrying on an affair at the time; he dedicated the work to her. He composed two poems on the theme, and the work is, to a certain extent, a sonic illustration of these. According to Bax, the music is meant to depict a castle perched high on the rocks, battered on a sunny summer day by the Atlantic Ocean. A certain Celtic flavor is apparent in the music; this provides the basis for one of the two themes in the work, meant to recall King Arthur and his connection to the castle. The other theme depicts the sea. A typical performance of Tintagel lasts around fifteen minutes. For more in depth info on Tintagel visit this excellent resource.  Treknow is a small hamlet approximately 1.5 miles from Tintagel. It is a pretty little settlement that lies in a sheltered dip at the top of Mill hill. From here you get stunning views across Trebarwith valley  and Treligga towards Port Isaac.
The King Arthur's Arms is a friendly family run pub where children are always welcome. King Arthur's is a "free" house meaning they are not tied to a specific brewery so are able to offer a varied mix of local beer, wine and spirits for you to enjoy. Food  is normally served all day with choices made from a snack or a full menu as well as the daily specials boards, these include traditional home cooked food.
Our sun patios are sheltered. You can enjoy a drink whilst sitting opposite the National Trust Old Post Office. All bar areas are disabled friendly having  level access throughout including  to the disabled toilet. In the main bar you will find a pool table and darts board, Free to use ATM machine, phone card top up and wifi available. In the lounge bar you can sit and relax in quiet comfortable surroundings. Our B &B accommodation has  tea & coffee making facilities as well as free view digital television. King Arthur's have comfortable, well appointed rooms, offering comfortable accommodation that ranges from M1 and M3a accommodation for the less mobile, avoiding climbing stairs and for wheelchair users, to en-suite family, single, twin, double, a 2 bedroom annex or a private family unit of 3 twin bedrooms sleeping 6.
THE KING ARTHUR'S ARMS Fore Street    Tintagel    Cornwall
Look! Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Tintagel village directly opposite the National Trust Old Post Office.
Tel: 01840 770831  WEBSITE: King Arthurs Arms b and b at Tintagel   E-Mail: info@kingarthursarms.co.uk King Arthur's offer quality accommodation in the heart of the village and close to all local attractions. King Arthur's Castle.   The Hall of Chivalry.    The Old Post Office.   Bossiney Mound. ************************************************************* Please take care along our shore, and you will leave here wanting more.  But if the warnings you ignore, then you may get more than you bargained for. Stay Safe  Play Safe ************************************************************* Tintagel village is located on north Cornwall's rugged Atlantic coast.
Castle Cove and Merlins Cave
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Merlins Cave Carving of Merlin 2016
A NEW ADDITION. Merlins Cave has had a new carving of Merlin hewn into the cliff face to the left of the entrance. Also within Merlins cave can be found a hideaway if you know where to look. Peter Graham, a local craftsman, spent three months over the Winter into 2016 carving the face directly into the rock. Tintagel Castle has been part of the legend of King Arthur and Merlin since the Middle Ages. The newly carved face of Merlin purports to reflect this legend. Merlins Cave gets its name from Victorian poet Alfred Tennyson's retelling of the Arthurian legend in which Merlin allegedly used the cave to carry away the infant Arthur. .
Castle Cove at Tintagel 2016

TINTAGEL

In season Tintagel is a bustling hive of activity and as benefited enormously from a facelift. There are many gift shops and fine eating establishments that can be found along the way. At the top of the village you will find the visitors centre. If you arrive at Tintagel from the Trebarwith / Camelford direction the first Arthurian sight that you see has you enter is the Hall of Chivalry, well worth a visit. Turn right here to venture into the heart of the village where ample parking can be found. From here it is a short walk to St Materiana's, the Norman church that stands proudly on the headland overlooking the castle of King Arthur. Along the main street of Tintagel you will find the Old Post Office located opposite the King Arthur's arms.

TINTAGEL CASTLE

At the lower end of the village you will find a steep track that passes down through the Vale of Avalon to the legendary site that is known world wide as King Arthur's Castle and at the castles very roots Merlin's Cave awaits you. The church of St Materiana out on the headland is but a stones throw from the castle and from this point you get a magnificent view of the coast.

THE OLD POST OFFICE

Tintagel Old Post Office is a fine example of a medieval building and is located in the heart of the village. It is a time capsule of true historical value and character. The buildings quirky layout makes it a joy to explore. The Old Post Office sits in well maintained gardens and is a must see on a sunny summer day.

HALLS OF CHIVALRY

King Arthur's Great Halls at Tintagel was built by a romantic millionaire in the 1930s at enormous expense. These vast halls tell the story of King Arthur and his knights. Robert Powell narrates the fascinating story utilising laser lights and sound. See the imposing granite throne and the legendary round table whilst marvelling at the world famous stained glass windows. All seventy two of them were designed and built by Veronica Whall, a pupil of William Morris. King Arthur's Great Halls are also licensed as a wedding venue in Tintagel.

CASTLE COVE

The beach at the foot of Castle Island is called Castle Cove. It is a very sheltered cove. The beach is mainly shingle,. There are several caves to be explored when the tide is low. Merlins Cave is located on this beach and if you look carefully you will see a recent carving of His face to the left of the cave entrance. Also, within Merlins cage, there is a smugglers hide away. Can you find it.

ROCKY VALLEY & ST

NECTANS GLEN (St Knightons

Kieve)

St Knightons Keive (St Nectan's Glen) is said to be the place were men became Knights by passing through the lower circle to be reborn again cleansed in the pool below. The Kieve itself was seen has a potent Pagan symbol of Gaia and has been a place of reverence since before the times of Christ. Trevillet River passes through the Kieve and wends its way down through a beautiful wooded valley before passing the medieval mill and old abandoned buildings along its way to the sea.

TINTAGEL

Tintagel Village and Tintagel Castle in North Cornwall Tintagel in North Cornwall is the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and this page is sponsored by King Arthur's Arms.  According to legend, The Battle of Camlann, Arthur's final battle, was fought against Mordred. Mordred was the son of Lot who was the King of the Picts and therefore Mordred was a Pict himself. According to the Annals of Wales, the battle was fought in the year 539 AD, while according to Geoffrey of Monmouth it was fought in 542 AD. King Arthur was fatally wounded.  
Look! Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Tintagel village directly opposite the National Trust Old Post Office.
THE KING ARTHUR'S ARMS Fore Street    Tintagel    Cornwall
Tel: 01840 770831  WEBSITE: King Arthurs Arms b and b at Tintagel E-Mail: info@kingarthursarms.co.uk King Arthur's offer quality accommodation in the heart of the village and close to all local attractions. King Arthur's Castle.   The Hall of Chivalry. The Old Post Office.   Bossiney Mound. ******************************* Please take care along our shore, and you will leave here wanting more.  But if the warnings you ignore, then you may get more than you bargained for. Stay Safe  Play Safe ******************************* Tintagel village is located on north Cornwall's rugged Atlantic coast.
If you have a business , service or facility / amenity that is in the boundaries of  North Cornwall  and you would like to appear in our listings then please click here for further information regards this website visit us at Kestrel Copyright © 1998-2016 Kestrel Solutions. All Rights Reserved.  Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Kestrel User Agreement
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