Castle Ruins and Arthurian Legends

If your family is fascinated by history and legend, you will find plenty of interest in North Cornwall. This page will be growing as we add more information.

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle is a great family destination for all those fascinated by the legend of King Arthur and will be especially popular with those who have been watching the BBC TV series, “Merlin”. The climb to the castle is steep but the views are breath-taking from the top.

the view from Tintagel Castle

Just one of the amazing viewpoints at the top of the climb to Tintagel Castle

Tintagel is a very pretty place with lots of interest for the visitor including Tintagel Old Post Office (National Trust, admission free for members) and Tintagel Great Halls

Restormel CastleRestormel Castle is a Motte and Bailey style castle dating back to the 1100’s that now provides a beautiful picnic spot in a quiet area surrounded by deer park.

Launceston Castle is another English Heritage site and a fascinating day out can combine a visit to Launceston itself which is the only example of a walled town in Cornwall.

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