Tin­tagel Cas­tle

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Tin­tagel Cas­tle on the North Coast of Corn­wall is one of those mag­i­cal places which trans­ports you right back into myth. Its spec­tac­u­lar lo­ca­tion, half is on the main­land and half on a jagged head­land sur­rounded by sea, draws vis­i­tors and it has long been associated with the leg­end of King Arthur. But the his­tory of Tin­tagel is much more com­pli­cated, from a pre-ro­man set­tle­ment which traded across the world to the cas­tle of the Plan­ta­genets. English Her­itage have in­vested in a new in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the site cen­tred on a mag­nif­i­cent bronze statue of Gal­los, a fig­ure that con­veys ideas of power and myth. New ex­hi­bi­tions tell the story through in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ments, 3-D mod­els and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal finds. Out­door in­ter­pre­ta­tion has been imag­i­na­tive with artist Peter Gra­ham carv­ing the face of Mer­lin into the rock at the en­trance to his leg­endary cave. English Her­itage are to be con­grat­u­lated on a brave, in­ven­tive and play­ful ap­proach to in­volv­ing vis­i­tors with this spe­cial place.

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