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.