TINTAGEL - 07/09/06
This is the third page of photos taken during our visit to Cornwall, the village of Tintagel is featured and includes Tintagel Castle and The Old Post Office as well as nearby Trebarwith Strand, a beautiful sandy beach located just to the south of the village. Tintagel is located on the northern coast of Cornwall about half-way between Bude and Padstow to the west.
|The Old Post Office is an enchanting 14th century traditional stone Cornish longhouse in the heart of Tintagel Village, the property was one of the first acquired by the National Trust just over 100 years ago.|
|The ruins of Tintagel Castle are a place of legend with links to King Arthur, Merlin the Magician and Tristan and Isolt. Half of the castle is located on the mainland with the other half on an island joined to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. You need good footwear and to be fairly fit to fully enjoy the castle as there are many steep steps and climbs on the site from the shoreline to the top of the castle. Dogs on leads are welcome at the castle site.|
|The history of the area is still being uncovered, it is thought to have been a settlement during Roman times and pottery from the 5th and 6th centuries has been discovered on the site. The remains date from the 13th century castle built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall. For more images of the castle and information including admission prices and opening times site visit www.tintagelcastle.co.uk.|
|The photos above were taken just to the south of Tintagel at Trebarwith Strand with views towards Lill Cove and Vean Hole. You can get to the strand from the village by following the B3263 road out of Tintagel centre, and then through a rocky gully from Trebarwith Village. The beach is a popular surfing location and there is a lifeguard presence in the summer months. It is a all year around dog friendly beach.|