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St Nectan's Glen
2.39km from Tintagel Castle
St Nectan's Glenis an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. It is a place where animals and birds play amid a mysticism of fairies, piskies* and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song. There are also two additional waterfalls and a beautiful walk to explore, leading through ancient woodland full of ivy clad trees along the banks of the River Trevillet as it sparkles and gurgles busily o
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
5.18km from Tintagel Castle
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. It houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft-related artifacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for fifty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.
15.24km from Tintagel Castle
This large beach north of Wadebridge attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. The beach itself is enormous at low tide, extending around half a mile in all directions. At high tide however the beach shrinks to just a small patch of sand in front of the village. This area is rich in both sealife and birdlife with dolphin sightings common along with the odd puffin too.
15.26km from Tintagel Castle
Pentire is a stretch of coast in North Cornwall that boasts beautiful headlands jutting out into the Atlantic sea. If you look to the south and west you'll see the expanse of Padstow Bay, where the mouth of the River Camel and its tributaries were 'drowned' by melting ice after the last glaciation and now form wide creeks. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time.
16.36km from Tintagel Castle
Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is remote, bleak heather-covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road. The moor is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected wildlife such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats, and songbirds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. Bodmin Moor is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.
16.98km from Tintagel Castle
A stunning beach that at low tide forms long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes from Daymer Bay to Rock with superb views across Camel Estuary. At south the end of the beach is the grassy mound of Braey Hill which is worth a climb for excellent views of the area.
Pencarrow House & Garden
17.83km from Tintagel Castle
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do for all, including families, with a Grade 11 listed garden, Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.
Jamaica Inn Restaurant
17.87km from Tintagel Castle
Jamaica Inn is a traditional inn on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Its Creative dishes, sophisticated ambiance, entertaining conversation and stunning ocean views come together making every meal an experience.
19.15km from Tintagel Castle
Prideaux Place is a stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house that overlooks the picturesque fishing harbor of Padstow in North Cornwall. Fourteen generations of Prideaux have lived here and each generation has added its own contribution to the house and its historic garden. This beautiful mansion sits on the hill above the busy harbor of Padstow and the grounds boast some of the finest views over its ancient Deer Park and the Camel Estuary to Rock and Bodmin Moor beyond.
Bodmin Jail Attraction
21.5km from Tintagel Castle
Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary. The Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
22.53km from Tintagel Castle
The Bude Canal was built in 1823 to enable the transportation of unusually mineral-rich sand from beaches in and around Bude to the hilly interior of Devon and Cornwall's border country. It became the first canal in the UK and second in the world to use water-powered tub-boat inclines, and it had the most inclined planes of any waterway.
23.28km from Tintagel Castle
Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf, and sun, and it’s the first port of call for many visitors. The river, with its bobbing fishing boats, flanks the wide, sandy beach that is sheltered by the impressive breakwater, making the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. Summerleaze is also an unusually interesting beach with a large breakwater complete with a tower protecting a small harbour and the mouth of the Bude canal with its massive lock gates.
Bude Sea pool
23.35km from Tintagel Castle
Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural amenity that has provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which still remains open to the general public today and is open throughout the year, free for all to enjoy. The Pool is topped up by the sea at high tide each day.
23.63km from Tintagel Castle
A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. It is A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.
24.48km from Tintagel Castle
Treyarnon Bay is a beautiful, clean, and sandy north-west-facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, especially with families because of the expanse of soft sands and low waters. It has a partially constructed rockpool that acts as a swimming pool for older children at low tide.
National Trust - Lanhydrock
25.54km from Tintagel Castle
Lanhydrock was built in 1630-42 for the Robertes family who rose from merchants and bankers to the peerage as Barons of Truro and then Earls of Radnor. The house was partly destroyed by fire in 1881. It gives an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens.
Sandymouth Bay Beach
25.74km from Tintagel Castle
A gorgeous National Trust beach, just 15 minutes north of the town. When the tide is out, the fantastic sandy beach is exposed and it is often much quieter than the other main beaches. It is very popular with both families and surfers and is set against a dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs. Sandymouth is a National Trust beach and has a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces at the top of the cliff. This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets, and surf-hi
28.01km from Tintagel Castle
Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain. The present circular structure, built in the late 13th century, was a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners and was twice visited by Edward, the Black Prince. Today the remains of the castle rooms reveal clues to its past grandeur. Large fireplaces, high windows and the Great Hall, used for gatherings, give a sense of the once luxurious surroundings. It offers fantastic views across the valley of the River Fowey and is a favourite
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps
28.3km from Tintagel Castle
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps is a coastline on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, England. The cliffed coastline is laden with rocks stretching along its beach and is a popular spot for tourists and painters. The most well-known of them is the impressive series of rock stacks on a small sandy beach.
32.16km from Tintagel Castle
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot. One of the iconic location and it provides a refreshing mood and can enjoy with family.
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Castle Rd, Tintagel PL34 0HE, UK
Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel (Trevena), North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below. Today, when the tides allow, visitors can explore Merlin’s Cave on the beach below the castle.