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Tintagel

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Tintagel maintains a fine tradition of English magic in the belief that Tintagel castle was the home of King Arthur and his Knights. The stories of King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot abound, kept immortal in the works of Sir Thomas Mallory.

The castle was built by the first Duke of Cornwall, the son of Henry I, later to be extended in both the 14th and 15th centuries when the Black Prince resided there.

 

There are signs that the earliest parts of the castle come from the mid-12th century, now sitting on almost an island as the headland has been eroded slowly away over the past few hundred years.

 

Tintagel's most interesting buildings include the ancient 14th century manor house, which was the local Post Office in the late 1800's. The building is now owned and maintained by the National Trust.

King Arthur's Hall, whilst modern in its construction (1928-33) depicts many aspects of the legend of King Arthur with over 70 stained-glass windows depicting many chivalrous virtues and Arthurian scenes.

  

 

       

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