Tintagel Castle
Ruined Castle or Cliff Fort
South West of Boscastle, Cornwall  OS Map Ref SX049891
OS Maps - Landranger 200 (Newquay & Bodmin), Explorer 111 (Bude, Boscastle & Tintagel)


Tintagel The legend according to Geoffrey of Monmouth claims that Tintagel Castle is the birthplace of King Arthur, although there is of course no evidence to either prove or disprove this notion. What is believed is that there was probably some kind of monastic settlement here in the 5th or 6th century, or possibly the stronghold of a powerful chieftain. This would seem entirely possible, as the site would have made an impressive fort and would be almost impenetrable to any enemies attempting to storm the headland.
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