Tintagel, the fabled birthplace of King Arthur is a fabulous day out, and ever popular with the Coombe Farm Cottage guests, irrespective of age. Set on the North Cornish Coast with so much to explore from the heady heights of the castle, to the depths of Merlin’s Cave, this town is popular and unique.
King Arthur is the legendary leader of the late fifth and early 6th centuries. Medieval histories believe he led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invasion, and you can certainly not imagine a better place from which to do this than from Tintagel.
The town itself is well worth exploring, home to many other attractions (see below) it also has some unusual shops, restaurants and lots of places, of course, to sample a tasty pasty.
The castle is a magical day out. It’s cliff top location is dramatic, spanning from the mainland out to the Island. This uniquely historic castle brings the past to life, and also combines striking views, captivating ruins and a yummy seaside café.
Believed to date back to the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most visited attractions in the SW England. Tintagel is fun for all the family whenever in the year you visit. Do check for upcoming events.
Old Post Office
Perhaps the most famous building in Tintagel village, this 14th century stone house, built to the plan of a medieval manor house, was acquired by the National Trust in 1903. Set on the high street its wavy roof is renowned. Reasons to visit include its Victorian postal equipment and it’s tranquil and beautiful back garden.
King Arthur’s Great Halls
Originally serving as the headquarters for the Order of the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table this notable building is a must see for all Arthurian enthusiasts.
Cornwall at War Museum & Davidstow Airfield
With displays on RAF Davidstow Moor and all other airfields along the North Cornwall coast this military museum is open every Thursday through July and August
Parish Church of St Materiana’s
This beautiful Grade 1 listed building is believed to house the font originally from Tintagel Castle Chapel and is well worth exploring. It is situated on the cliffs between Trevana and Tintagel Castle.
This annual celebration takes place over several days at the beginning of August and has included events such as the Carnival Parade & Queen of Queens competition, a dog show, children entertainment, BBQ & beer tent, City Choir performance and other live music.
Tintagel is a popular day trip for guests enjoying a holiday at Coombe Farm Cottages. It is best to return from Tintagel with a shield and wielding a sword and pretending to be a knight, if you are aged under thirteen.