Local Attractions

Tintagel is a historic seaside village set in a beautiful location and steeped in history.  13th-century Tintagel Castle boasts a dramatic setting on the rugged clifftops and is considered by some to be the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The South West Coastal Path passes the village and offers lovely walks along the coastline. There are many other short walks in the vicinity of the village as well. 

In the village itself, you can visit the medieval Old Post Office and the interesting exhibition at King Arthur's Great Halls. A short walk brings you to the Norman church of St. Materiana at Glebe Cliff.  There is also a good range of shops, pubs and cafes to enjoy.

Regional Attractions

North Cornwall is famous for its spectacular coastline, sandy beaches and ancient fishing villages and Tintagel is the ideal location for those wishing to experience the best of this unique corner of England.

Just north of Tintagel is the lovely harbour village of Boscastle. South along the coast lies the picturesque village of Port Isaac, made famous by the television series Doc Martin.

Padstow is a 30-minute drive away and is well-known for the quality of its boutique shops and seafood restaurants.  Further along the coast is the celebrated surfing resort of Newquay, offering excellent beaches and vibrant nightlife.

Travelling inland from Tintagel, the historic towns of Bodmin and St Austell are within easy reach.  National Trust members may like to sample the delights of Victorian Llanhydrock House, just outside Bodmin, and gardeners will appreciate the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  St Austell is home to a 150-year old brewery as well as the world-famous Eden Project.