One of the busiest spots in Cornwall, Tintagel is a small parish situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. This place is popular because of the legend revolving around King Arthur and the other Knights of the Round Table. This place has gained immense popularity amongst people residing in and around Cornwall and is frequently populated by day-trippers and as a weekend getaway. Tintagel is also considered as one of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tintagel boasts of one of the oldest structures in Cornwall, the Old Post Office, which was built in the 14th century. The 12th century Tintagel Castle is a major draw for the tourist travelling to Tintagel. Major excavation at the Castle site has revealed quite a few interesting facts about the historical past of this little village.
Tintagel had a Princely fortress and trading started as early as 5th or 6th century. Mediterranean oil and wine jars found here are proof that there was a lot of trading with the Mediterranean regions, especially of high value and exotic items. All these excavations have been carefully treasured at the Royal Cornwall Museum. Pay a visit to the Museum to re-visit Cornish history.
King Arthur’s hall is a magnificent building built with Cornish stones and decked with approximately 73 stained-glass windows describing Arthurian tales. Tintagel has quite a few Churches, Chapels and other places of worship scattered all over the village for the spiritually inclined mind.
Every property in Tintagel will offer its guest a wonderful stay because of the sheer brilliance of its view of Tintagel and beyond. The Camelot Castle is one of the best hotels, situated bang beside the sea offering the best possible sky scape of the blue water and the blue sky merging somewhere around the horizon. The interiors of this hotel has a lot of Old world charm, wood work, very lively and friendly staff and excellent food on the platter. Sip your morning tea while you enjoy the panoramic view of the Sea, Tintagel village and the castle. A place indeed to cherish forever.
There are lots of delightful holiday homes in the area in varying locations, offering a home from home stay with all conveniences and space for families.
Charlie’s Café Restaurant welcomes you with the aroma of freshly cooked and baked fares in their open kitchen. Watch your food being prepared or customize it the way you want it to be while you relax with your favourite spirit in hand. They are known to offer the best English breakfast in this area and children enjoy the fresh bakes ranging from muffins to cakes and more.
Try out some Cornish Cream Tea with home-made scones and cookies at King Arthur’s Café. Their Ice cream is to crave for and is the best in Tintagel. In Tintagel try out this cute little place called Granny Wobbly’s Fudge Pantry and Ice Creams, this soft pink painted shop has a lot to offer to carry back home as gifts for friends and family. By all standards, the best fudge that Cornwall has to offer, their ginger and lime cheese cake, pudding, butterscotch fudge is sinfully tasty and to die for.
Tintagel can be approached through air, rail and road. The nearest airport is the Newquay Cornwall Airport and there are sufficient taxis plying to cover the thirty-mile distance helping you reach Tintagel. The nearest railway station is Bodmin station which is only thirty minutes away from Tintagel. Prebook for a cab or private car as there are no bus service for this route. The well maintained A39 Atlantic Highway leads you to Tintagel, the fastest and safest possible highway to reach Tintagel.