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Tintagel Castle

The views from Tintagel Castle on a clear sunny November Day.  The remenants of the castle that you see are from around 1230 AD, but the legend of King Arthur stretches back to the Dark Ages (400 to 600 AD) when the headland was used as a stronghold and possibly the residence of the rulers of Cornwall.  Luxury pottery items from the mediterranean area have been found on the site to support these theories, as well as evidence of Roman occupation.  Sadly King Arthur's sword Excalibur has yet to be found!

If you are walking the coastal path there is a cafe by the entrance to the castle site, but a detour up the hill into Tintagel itself is probably not worth it as the town is packed with touristy shops and tea rooms (in my opinion a bit tacky!)