New artwork at Tintagel Castle for 2016

Date Posted: 31/12/2015

A visit to Tintagel Castle from spring 2016 will give groups the opportunity to see new outdoor interpretation panels and art installations at the site.

Found on Cornwall’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, Tintagel – legend has it – is the birthplace of King Arthur. The new features, including sculptures of the Sword in the Stone and King Arthur himself, will help to tell the story of the Dark Age rulers of Cornwall and how Medieval legends of King Arthur inspired Earl Richard to build his castle at Tintagel.

As well as taking a look at the new installations, groups can visit exhibitions featuring artefacts and a 3D model of Tintagel Island to once again take you back in history.

Also being installed in time for this spring is a link bridge connecting the visitor centre with the recently refurbished Beach Café. Locally caught fish and chips, Cornish apple and cider cake and local beer are some of the local produce on offer here that can give you a taste of Cornwall whilst you take a break from exploring the castle.

To complete a visit to Tintagel, your group can take a walk along the Cornish coastline and the South West Coast Path for more views of the town and wildlife.

Alternatively venture to Tintagel Beach, made famous by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem Idylls the King. If you time it right your group can discover Merlin’s Cave when the tide is out.

Groups of 11 or more will receive a 15 per cent discount on entry to to Tintagel Castle and its events, whilst a tour leader and coach driver are admitted free.

Free familiarisation trips are also available.

For more information call 020-7973 3529 or e-mail traveltrade@english-heritage.org.uk.

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