Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Photograph taken July 1959 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: HAW 9400/49

Richard of Cornwall built Tintagel castle in the 13th century. This dramatic defensive position had been occupied long before by the Romans. It is also thought to have been a trading settlement of Celtic kings during the 5th and 6th centuries. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.

Location

Cornwall Tintagel

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Themes

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castle attack defence invasion coast cliff sea ruin aerial view medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage