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The Old Post Office

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Address: Tintagel, England
Phone Number: 01840770024

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Charming; in a gnarly sort of way

What an absolutely charming old property; sagging roof and all. Originally a thatched farmhouse dating from the 14th century, it has undergone many changes in its lifetime and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an absolutely charming old property; sagging roof and all. Originally a thatched farmhouse dating from the 14th century, it has undergone many changes in its lifetime and served as the local Post Office and Postmaster's residence in the 19th century. Only open during the Summer season, so check the National Trust website before visiting.

Thank Travel_Revival
Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old post office in Tintagel is after the King Arthur sites, one of the most popular visitor's destination and is conveniently located on the one long winding street that forms the main thru-fare of the town. This according to the site--is one of the National Trust's earliest acquisitions. The house is unusual to say the least and the only... More 

Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you have a short time worth popping in, lovely garden and shop too. Interesting to go back in time!

Thank bluecity25
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The smallest NT property we've ever visited, but just as charming as a site many times is size. Despite the later alterations to the building you still get a very clear feeling of life in a bygone age. Don't miss out this short but interesting visit if you're in the area.

Thank NicWanders
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This National Trust property is well worth a visit. As a member entrance was free. Non-members would need to weigh up the cost as it takes no more than about 45 minutes to an hour to look around. Having said that, even the children found plenty to interest them. Some quirky features and lots of historic interest.

Thank Steve S
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Old Post Office in Tintagel dates back 600 years and is currently owned and run by The National Trust. The entry cost is £4 for adults but if you are a member of the National Trust entry is free. The post office is a medieval cottage that provides some insight into how people lived. It is fabulous to see... More 

Thank annette632015
Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into this today & was delighted with this little Post office. A must quick visit for anyone. Kids loved the quirky stairs to the half landing & I found out the meaning behind "left on the shelf".

Thank freyaWoodhall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stunning building set alongside the entrance to Tintagel Castle, the home of the mythical King Arthur. A must see place for all visitors to Cornwall.

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Old Post Office looks like its about to collapse. Asked why the roof was all bowed and wavy. Turns out it was originally thatched but they changed it to a slate roof. The slate is much heavier and the roof started to buckle so they had to reinforce it - still looks like its going to crash anyway. Looking... More 

Thank Grant N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went and visited the Old Post Office in tintagel as was recommended place to visit by the owners of the hotel we were staying at it was well worth a visit as it is a National Trust property and was very interesting to see how people lived all those years ago there was a folder in every room to tell... More 

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