Advantages Lots to see, good value for money, beautiful
Disadvantages The walk is quite tiring!
As a child I holidayed in Tintagel many times with my family so it does hold a lot of great memories for me which means that whenever I go to Cornwall which can be up to twice a year I try my hardest to squeeze in a visit to this wonderful place. I have visited the castle a few times and as me and my partner were in North Cornwall last weekend on Sunday we decided we must go to Tintagel and also the castle. We went a couple of years ago and enjoyed it but as we are now English Heritage members so entry was free we decided it was definitely worth going.
It is easiest to reach Tintagel by car however there is a bus service that runs to the village. The castle itself is reached by a track going downhill towards the castle in the middle of Tintagel. There is only parking for disabled down the track, most people will need to park in one of Tintagel’s car parks which are not run by English Heritage. This time we visited we parked in a car park right next to the track and paid £3 for 3 hours. I believe there are car parks which offer better value for money nearer to the top of the village. In order to get down to the castle you can either walk down the hill which takes around five minutes or you can get a land rover bus service which is good for those with mobility problems or those with young children. This service costs £1 for adults and 50p for children and dogs.
The toilets are of a decent size and I have never had to queue in them. It is worth noting that these are the only toilets so therefore if you are going up to the castle it would be wise to go before you go! The toilets are always spotlessly clean.The beach is a lovely place to sit and look out to sea.
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