Tintagel is a village famous for its many connections with the Arthurian legends. King Arthur was said to have been born on Tintagel Island where there lies today, the ruins of Tintagel Castle. It still remains as mystical and enchanting as ever.

Still a very much visited and beautiful area, with some of the most breathtaking scenery in Britain, Tintagel is a must for the visitor to Cornwall. Not to mention that Tintagel Castle was recently voted one of the most romantic places in the Country! (source www.ncdc.gov.uk).

Tintagel is also the home of the infamous Tintagel Old Post Office, now owned by the National Trust and one of the most visited attractions in Cornwall. A rare survival of Cornish domestic architecture of its time, this diminutive 14th century manor house is well furnished with local oak pieces. One room was used in the 19th century for nearly fifty years as the letter-receiving office for the area and has been restored to show how it looked and functioned at that time. A replica model of Tintagel Old Post Office is available from Celtic Legend in the Lilliput Lane range of products.

The village itself has very recently, undergone a substantial regeneration scheme which was completed during September 2005. New, locally sourced, granite paving and slate kerbs, improved car parking and pedestrian access throughout the village, the once ugly overhead electricity and telephone cabling now positioned underground, the new village square, new street furniture, new public conveniences and improved access to Tintagel Castle Beach are all helping to give Tintagel a new lease of life.

Date Submitted: 26-Nov-2005