Alternative Tintagel
Alternative Tintagel

We love King Arthur, but Tintagel has so much more to offer. On this day trip we visit five sites of Cornish historic and cultural interest. Our day out includes a visit to a restored engine house (used for quarrying, not tin-mining) and a 600-year-old domestic farmhouse.

The scenery along Tintagel's coastline is spectacular and, like much of Cornwall, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We will be walking at a leisurely pace along the coast and inland for about two hours.

Man has left his mark on the outstanding natural environment, in particular through coastal slate-quarrying and beautiful ‘Cornish hedges’ (stone walls), and we can wonder at the remarkable Bronze Age carvings in the Rocky Valley. Tintagel has long been a special place, and of the five known Roman ‘milestones’ in Cornwall, two are found in Tintagel. One is in St Materiana's church perched high on the cliff, and the other is in St Piran's Priory, now a private house. The valley nearby is reputed to be haunted by monks (they have also been seen in one village tea-shop!). We will make our way along the valley to another natural feature and site of spiritual worship and inspiration — the waterfall at St Nectan's Glen, which has its own stories to tell.

This day trip involves coastal walks and steep inclines — let us know if you have any concerns, and we can adapt our itinerary.

The all-inclusive price covers lunch, morning coffee, afternoon tea, entrance fees and transport.