Tintagel is such an extraordinarily beautiful place that I thought I’d take a break from the usual written content that I’ve been posting about Cornwall over the past week and instead showcase a handful of images taken yesterday afternoon on our visit to the castle.
Here’s a little info about Tintagel from English Heritage. If you’d like to find out more, please visit their website.
Occupied since at least the late Roman period, Tintagel became a thriving Dark Age settlement and port. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth named it as the place where the legendary Arthur was conceived. It was almost certainly this link to the legendary hero that inspired Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to build his castle here during the 1230s.
Here’s a little tip for those visiting the area – nearby Tintagel Brewery is much quieter than the village and their food is tremendous! Whilst you’re there, make sure you sample a few of their ales (if you’re not the designated driver!) or pick some up to take home. They also have a lovely outside area with stunning views and play equipment for children.
NB: (I would’ve loved to have taken my DSLR on this trip, but having a toddler in tow means that there’s barely room for my toothbrush in my suitcase let alone a huge camera so sadly these pics have all been taken on a Samsung Galaxy S8.)