Things to see & do

Things to see & do
The centre of Tintagel is only a two-minute stroll from our front door and is steeped in history and folklore. King Arthur’s legendary birthplace, Tintagel Castle, is the main attraction. The English Heritage site sits perched high on the cliff-tops, accessed via a stunning new bridge, with Merlin’s Cave and Tintagel Haven below.

In the heart of the village is the oldest Post Office in Britain; a National Trust gem of by-gone days. King Arthurs Great Halls is also an attraction. Within the village, there are many individual shops and cafes/pubs to enjoy.

Bosayne is in close proximity to the South West Coast Path, and stunning views each way along the dramatic Cornish coast can be had with a 5-minute walk to Barras Nose. Within easy walking distance are sandy beaches at Bossiney Cove (a real hidden gem) and Trebarwith Strand. Both are great family-friendly bathing and surfing beaches, only fully accessible at low tide.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find walking and cycling routes crossing the countryside and trailing the sea on coastal paths.

A must-see attraction is St Nectan’s Glen (one of the UK’s most significant spiritual sites) with its spectacular waterfall, only a 5-minute drive from Tintagel. Or you could enjoy a beautiful walk from Bosayne via the coast, the picturesque Rocky valley and the Trevillet river.

In and around the Tintagel:
Tintagel Castle
The Old Post Office
King Arthurs Great Halls
Tintagel Pottery
Tintagel Haven & Merlin’s Cave (accessible during low tide)
St Materiana’s Church (Glebe Cliff Tintagel) – circa 11th Century

Within 5 miles/8 km:
St Nectan’s Glen & Waterfall:
Open all Year

Bossiney Cove:
Great beach for surfing
(fully accessible at low tide)

Trebarwith Strand beach:
(fully accessible at low tide)

Rocky Valley Celtic Labyrinth carvings

With a harbour, Witches Museum, shops and restaurants

Boscastle Farm shop

High Cliff:
The highest point of the South West coastal path

Delabole Slate Quarry

Port Isaac:
With harbour, shops and restaurants
Famed location of TV series Doc Martin

Widemouth, Perranporth, Polzeath Excellent for surfing, family bathing, etc

Crackington Haven:
Rockpools, bathing and dramatic geology

Jamaica Inn:
Immortalised by Daphne du Maurier’s novel

Bodmin Steam Railway
Launceston Steam Railway
Pencarrow House and Gardens
Hidden Valley
The Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers
The Venue in Bude for 10 pin bowling and indoor play area.
Bude Leisure Centre has a flume and wave machine.

Further afield:
The Eden Project
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Golf courses around Cornwall:

Art galleries:
Tate, St Ives

Fishing town

Lizard Point:
Most southerly point:
(up to 2-hours drive from Tintagel)

St Micheals Mount at Marazion:
(up to 2-hours drive from Tintagel)

Newquay Zoo
Launceston Castle
Truro Cathedral
Minack Theatre

Children’s Adventure Parks:
Trethorne Leisure Park, Crealy Adventure Park, Killarney Springs, Dairyland

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