Tintagel, England, United Kingdom
If you have even a passing interest in the mighty Arthurian legend, then Tintagel Castle on the rugged Cornwall coast is the place for you. Tintagel Castle is considered to be the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur (although there is no solid proof of this) and is also featured in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With history stretching back to Roman times, visiting Tintagel is a mystical and exciting tourist experience.
Tintagel Castle is joined to the Cornwall mainland by a narrow landbridge, but you actually access the castle by a series of steep stairs. Accessing the site is challenging, but only adds to the experience. The remains of the castle that you see today dates from 1233 and excavations of the site are ongoing with all kinds of relics being recovered including 5th century Mediterranean ceramics.
Whether the connections to the legend of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are accurate or not, the site is dramatic to say the least and well worth a visit.
The castle is located on Bossiney Road, Tintagel in Cornwall.