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Awesome beach, cave and waterfall

Loved it here and didn't realise that this was all entwined with Tingtagel castle. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
speedKamarahhhhh
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Reading, United Kingdom
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The place where I proposed!

Merlin's Cave was one of only three places in the world where I knew I could and would feel brave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Trevor G
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Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it here and didn't realise that this was all entwined with Tingtagel castle. Well worth the visit.

Thank speedKamarahhhhh
Reviewed 4 days ago

Merlin's Cave was one of only three places in the world where I knew I could and would feel brave enough to pop the question to my long term partner. The magic surrounding the legend is literally spellbinding. I bottled previously in Marrakesh and the...More

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit to Tintagel Castle with a view across to Merlin’s Cave. At low tide, it is possible to visit with a National Trust employee. When we were there it was high tide so is worth checking

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave has been eroded through the giant rocks above which are the remains of the castle. It's dark and gaping from the top of the beach cliff but lighter once inside. Access to the cave, via the beach isn't easy for those not reasonably...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave is enhanced by the legend and stories of Merlin-moderate sized cave which has been eroded to become a tunnel through the rock- not accessible at high tide. If you are visiting the castle don't miss it!

Thank 380nico2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, especially with the waterfall behind it. Unfortunately the tide was coming in so we couldn't get through to the other side.

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing to see there except a cave that gets filled up with the tide. What it has do to with Merlin us unclear, he'she certainly couldn't have lives there. It's a good excuse to climb down to the beach and walk around a bit.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Merlins Cave is worth the walk if the tide is right. There were even people swimming after the walk down!

Thank 3littlemonkeys973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Merlins Cave sits at the side of Tintagel Castle Cove & only accessible at low tide. It's quite a size & you can walk all the way through to the other side which gives it quite a different feel as it's well lit. Really great...More

1  Thank Deganawida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was totally surprised, I just though the cave was just that, a deadens cave but it isn't!!!! Fantastic :)

Thank David T
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Clare H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very dog friendly, allowed on the beach as we l.
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Sarah Louise B
19 July 2017|
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Response from annemarie f | Reviewed this property |
you dont have to pay to get to the cave its on the small coved beach but you will need to pay to get to the castle.
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AngryCustomer2017
13 April 2017|
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Response from 1964mh | Reviewed this property |
It's a decent size for a cave and well worth the visit. Best to go in off season
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