Merlin's Cave

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Recommended by 23 out of 25 hikers

Tips

  • Daniela

    Located beneath Tintagel Castle, the cave can be explored at low tides, and was made famous by Alfred Lord Tennyson's Arthurian "Idylls of the King". Part of the castle tour, visiting it requires paying a fee, but the climb down the rocks is well worth it. Best to explore at low tides and with a torch.

    • January 29, 2015

  • David

    Just to be clear, Merlin's cave and the bay can be accessed for free. If you would like to walk around the castle ruins then this requires paying an entry fee.

    • May 3, 2018

  • Turnsackerl

    Visiting the cave is an exciting and at times very wet pleasure.

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    • September 3, 2018

  • Lucky Luke

    A beautiful place with spectacular views. Worth seeing.

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    • June 10, 2020

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Best Hikes to Merlin's Cave

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

  • Easy
    01:08
    2.45 mi
    2.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
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    01:04
    2.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
  • Easy
    01:12
    2.71 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
  • Easy
    01:27
    3.28 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
  • Easy
    01:13
    2.76 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    250 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:19
    9.76 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:31
    10.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,075 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:25
    7.61 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:12
    4.79 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
Location: Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

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  • Elevation10 m

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