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Tintagel Castle Dates and Times


For tickets before 3pm, you can book in advance, online, up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available. For our quieter times, after 3pm, you can book up to the start of your preferred time, or walk up tickets will be available at site.

More Information about Tintagel Castle

Explore Tintagel Castle set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists, and even the brother of a king. Now it's your turn to be inspired.

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The only way to guarantee entry to Tintagel Castle is to book in advance. We strongly recommend booking your tickets in advance as we have limited availability and during peak times can be fully booked. For tickets before 3pm, you can book in advance, online, up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available. For our quieter times, after 3pm, you can book up to the start of your preferred time, or walk up tickets will be available at site.

The time slot you book is the time when you can enter the castle and cross the bridge. Once on the island, you can explore at your leisure and are welcome to stay for as long as you like.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours. Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

Last admission is one hour before the site closes.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

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