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Tintagel Castle in Cornwall - The Land of King Arthur

Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island, adjacent to the village of Tintagel in Cornwall, England, UK. The site was possibly occupied in the Romano-British period, as an array of artifact's dating to this period have been found on the peninsula, but as yet no Roman era structure has been proven to have existed there.

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It subsequently saw settlement during the Early Medieval period, when it was probably one of the seasonal residences of the regional king of Dumnonia. In the 13th century, during the Later Medieval period, after Cornwall had been subsumed into the kingdom of England, a castle was built on the site by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, which later fell into disrepair and ruin. Archaeological investigation into the site began in the 19th century as it became a tourist attraction, with visitors coming to see the ruins of Richard's castle.

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In the 1930s, excavations revealed significant traces of a much earlier high status settlement, which had trading links with the Mediterranean during the Late Roman period. The castle has a long association with Arthurian legends.

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This began in the 12th century when Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his mythical account of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae, described Tintagel as the place of Arthur's conception.

Geoffrey told the story that Arthur's father, King Uther Pendragon, was disguised by Merlin's sorcery to look like Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, the husband of Igraine, Arthur's mother. Tintagel Castle has been a tourist destination since the mid-19th century and is now managed by English Heritage.

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This is so cool Carmen! ty xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

Geoffrey of Monmouth was thought to be "Merlin"

Great post!


Merlin is supposed to have been from almost anywhere on the East, including Wales and Scotland. Still think Tintagel should be a candidate for the legends. It is so beautiful - not a real reason but feels right

Tintagel Castle has been a tourist destination since the mid-19th century. Owned by Charles, Prince of Wales as part of the landholdings of the Duchy of Cornwall, the site is managed by English Heritage.

The castle has a long association with legends related to King Arthur

Tintagel Castle (CornishDintagel, meaning "fort of the constriction") is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel, North Cornwall in the United Kingdom.Upper mainland courtyard of Tintagel Castle, 2007.jpgRelated image

Been here a few times.....fantastic site to visit....if u'v not been....make the effort....u will not be disappointed......Jack

Yes, nothing in  the British Isles is disappointing!

Feeling right is important!

This is all nonsense as there was no King Arthur.There was possibly a war leader by that name in fact in trolling through the annals i have found at least 9 Arthurs.The graves og Arther and guinevere was a scam by medieval monks to attract more visitors for more funds.Also Arthur was a Ironage character not medieval at all.Merlin came from partick in fact their is a little church in Stobo in the borders with a stain glass window portraying a figure with the name Myrddyn ,Brythonic for Merlin.Their was an Artuir in Scoland the son of King Aedan of Dal Riada.many place names are named after artuir, such as Ben Artuir at Arrochar.Loch Lomond was known locally as the lake.There was an ancient order of women druids on an island in the lake.camelon in Scotland was wher Artuir the war leader operated from in fighting picts.Artuir and his brother were fatally wounded fichting the Meatae just outside Stirling or Guidi to give its celtic name.The river Forth flows from stirling to Loch Lomond his body was carried thus.He was buried on Iona as were all the kings of Scotland .

Has i stated it is a a LEGEND about King Arthur

Legends are usually very old stories with little or no evidence to prove them.

Legends are often passed on by word-of-mouth. They are very similar to myths.

Legends can also be famous or historically significant people, places, art, etc.

Furthermore, legends are usually more real than history.

They are passed from generation to generation and there is a good reason for that!

wow this an amazing location, would love to visit it once, thank you for posting it

You are welcome, Robert!

One Reason why no settlement of Roman times has been found on Tingatel Island may be the famous cave at the site. This cave was used for Oracular Purposes, as it still is today by traditional Witches and Druids. Such usage would have rendered it unsuitable in Roman times except for a few clergy and attendants, and those wishing to consult the Oracle.

That is a very interesting fact, Cluthin!


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