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Tintagel Castle - Photo © chestertouristcom
Tintagel Castle - Photo: chestertouristcom CCL

  Was Tintagel Castle, situated dramatically on the cliffs above this sleepy village and its shingle beach, ever the home of King Arthur?

And did his famous magician Merlin live in a sea cave below it?

Although the castle was built for the Earl of Cornwall in the 11th century there is real evidence of an earlier settlement dating to Arthur’s time.

Whatever the truth, the village itself is a genuine Cornish curiosity.

The old Post Office is a 14th century manor house that has been restored to show how the mail got through even in Victorian times.


Tintagel Old Post Office - Photo © Carol Walker
Tintagel Old Post Office -
Photo: Carol Walker CCL