Tintagel Head


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The site will be closing at the end of September 2018 to begin construction of a new footbridge joining the mainland and island courtyards. During this construction work, the site will be completely closed to the public and is likely to continue until Spring 2019.

from 22/09/2018 to 30/06/2019

A fantastic windswept headland with the remains of a medieval settlement, plenty of Arthurian legend and a number of hard, adventurous and 'out-there' routes.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Igneous
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 23
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: SX048889

Permission from English Heritage must be sought before climbing at Tintagel Head by emailing or sending a letter to: The Property Supervisor, Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE. Permission is unlikely to be denied, but English Heritage need to brief climbers before they visit on a number of points, so don't cut corners and avoid contacting them. Also ensure you contact them well in advance of your visit to give enough time for the team at Tingagel to deal with your request.

Access is only available during normal opening hours which are:

  • Nov-Mar (Sat and Sun only): 10am – 4pm
  • Apr–Jun (daily): 10am – 6pm
  • Jul-Aug (daily): 10am – 7pm
  • Sep (daily): 10am – 6pm
  • Oct (daily): 10am – 5pm

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