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The mention of Tintagel conjures up a host of images - wild Cornish cliffs and rugged shores, mysterious ruins clinging to a wind-swept island, gift shops, tea rooms and all things 'Arthurian'.

With an atmosphere like no other place, Tintagel has attracted poets, artists, historians and sightseers since the Victorian Era.

Today, the village and its lovely surrounding countryside has something to appeal to every taste and interest - making Tintagel a great choice for your next holiday in North Cornwall.

Tintagel:  A place of inspiration

Relax:  Stroll among the wildflowers on scented summer cliffs. Take a walk to Barras Nose - the National Trust's first coastal property, try your luck at seal-spotting, or indulge in some 'retail therapy' in Tintagel's varied shops.

Explore:  Wander up to Tintagel's lovely church with its ancient origins and breathtaking views. Hike to the iron age ramparts on Willapark, or delve into the mysteries of the amazing Rocky Valley and the magical St. Nectan's Glen.

Discover:  Learn about Tintagel's hidden past - to the Dark Ages and beyond. See King Arthur's Great Halls - an obsession in stone with amazing stained glass windows. Admire the wonderful roof line of the Old Post Office, or sit a while in the village square and watch the world go by.

Experience:  Listen to the waves booming in the depths of Merlin's Cave. Watch fulmars soaring high, or butterflies resting on grassy clifftops. Cross the common to Bossiney Cove to paddle in the pools or swim alongside Elephant Rock.

Enjoy:  Stock up on mementoes, then take a break in one of Tintagel's good places to eat or drink. Or for the more adventurous, search out a guided walk or an atmospheric storytelling and musical event at the Castle.

Sports:  Enjoy surfing at Trebarwith Strand, visit Tintagel Playing Fields for Tennis, Skate boarding, Cricket and kids play area. Tintagel tennis club, 3 all weather courts, 2 flood lit, hire courts from the Bossiney House Hotel.

With so much to do why not stay awhile?