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Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Tine in a cave with tide coming in

Cant beat this experience, we were in this cave as the tide came back in. Stunning photo... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
samjed
via mobile
lovely

just fun, and on the beach, and a good place to hang out with your people, imagining all kinds of... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
ANgela H
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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.
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"small waterfall"
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"climb down"
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"king arthur"
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"magical place"
in 13 reviews
"visit tintagel"
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"worth a visit"
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"land rover"
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"the cliff"
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"steep steps"
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"castle ruins"
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"coastal path"
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"rocks"
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Cant beat this experience, we were in this cave as the tide came back in. Stunning photo opportunity. A must.

1  Thank samjed
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

just fun, and on the beach, and a good place to hang out with your people, imagining all kinds of fun

Thank ANgela H
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

worth a look inside, very quaint and old England. adds a bit of character to the town and looks the part.

Thank mark b
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The views from this tiny bay and especially on the surrounding cliff are amongst some of the best in the world. Climb up to the Castle and feel the magic.

1  Thank Marty K
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Never thought a cave could be so interesting but i loved having a little nose around and it was really pretty and fab photo opportunities there. My kids enjoyed it too.

1  Thank annemarie f
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Its only accessible during low tides. However, even then, you will need to wade across small bodies of water to get to the other end. There are several caves in this area that is worth exploring when you come in the right shoes and clothing....More

1  Thank Roxanne L
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had so much fun exploring this area. Parked in Tintagel and followed the signs to Tintagel Castle. If you are thinking of combining a trip with the Castle you can pay further down at the entrance turnstile to the Castle after doing the caves. Check...More

1  Thank Clare H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautifully located with the cliff rising up to Tintagel Castle on the top. Had our lunch sitting on one of the rocks by the waterfall. Make sure you go at low tide! We managed to paddle our way through to the other end and watch...More

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

So glad we caught it when the tide was out, by the time we walked around the castle it was in. Cave is a must see and the waterfall on the beach! Gorgeous beach, clear sea, definitely a place to visit. Will return.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The cave is amazing and the beach provides the perfect spot for picnics. Beautiful waterfall into the sea. Well worth a visit

Thank Lynne B
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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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