Tintagel Castle Castles

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Head
PL34 0HE


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On the mainland itself, the gaunt remains of the medieval castle represent only one phase in a long history of occupation. Even before Richard, Earl of Cornwall, built his castle, Tintagel had come to be associated with the conception of King Arthur.

The remains of the 13th-century castle are breathtaking. Steep stone steps, stout walls and rugged windswept cliff edges encircle the Great Hall, where Richard, Earl of Cornwall, once feasted.

Even more remarkable was a 1,500-year-old piece of slate on which remain two Latin inscriptions. The second inscription reads: 'Artognou, father of a descendant of Coll, has had [this] made. ' Who exactly Artognou was continues to be a subject for lively speculation. .

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VenueTintagel Castle
AddressTintagel Head, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE
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Attraction typeCastles


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