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Tintagel Castle - Cornwall's enigmatic castle

First built during the Dark Ages on the peninsula of Tintagel Island in Cornwall, Tintagel Castle is one of the most fascinating historic buildings in the country. It is most famous for its association with the legend of King Arthur, and has been a tourist attraction since the 19th century. With spectacular coastal scenery, including Merlin's Cave, and tales of a mysterious but illustrious past, Tintagel Castle simply has to be seen to be believed.

King Arthur's Great Halls - the legend lives on

Half a mile from Tintagel Castle, this grand hall was built in 1933 as a tribute to the legend of King Arthur, imagining what his palace may have looked like. A spectactular laser show, featuring music as well as narration from actor Robert Powell, brings one of history's most intriguing kings to life. An exhibition in the hall showcases paintings of Arthur by artist William Hatherell.

Fall under the spell of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

3 miles from the castle, in Boscastle, the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic houses one of the world's largest collections of items on the subject of witchcraft, the occult and magic. Featuring charms, herbs, curses, healing and sea witchcraft, it's one of Cornwall's hidden gems.

Planning a trip to Tintagel Castle? Travelodge Wadebridge Hotel is 11 miles away from the fortress, with Travelodge Bodmin Roche Hotel a further 5 miles away.