Tintagel(Cornish: Tre war Venydh meaning village on a mountain) is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. The population of the parish was 1,820 people (2001 census), and the area of the parish is 4,281 acres. The parish population decreased to 1,727 at the 2011 census.
The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. The village has, in recent times, become attractive to day-trippers and tourists, and is one of the most-visited places in Britain. Another popular attraction in Tintagel is the old post office please see here for more details. There are two beaches situated around Tintagel; Bossiney Cove Beach and Trebarwith Strand Beach.
There are many places to stay in Tintagel, the biggest hotel in Tintagel is the Camelot Castle Hotel. This hotel is situated is very close to Tintagel Castle and is on the coastline of Tintagel. Whilst visiting or staying in Tintagel there are two main places to eat in Tintagel; The Mill House and The King Arthur’s Arms Inn.
A few miles away from Tintagel is the village of Boscastle which is very popular with tourists that are visiting north Cornwall. The village has a picturesque harbour. Among the attractions are the Museum of Witchcraft, Uncle Paul’s Emporium, the Boscastle pottery shop, and access to the South West Coast Path. Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned by the National Trust, including both sides of the harbour, Forrabury Stitches, high above the Boscastle and divided into ancient “stitchmeal” cultivation plots, and large areas of the Valency Valley, known for its connections to Thomas Hardy. The former harbour stables (part of the National Trust estate) are now a youth hostel run by YHA, popular with walkers. The National Trust runs a shop at the harbour, and a visitor centre in the Old Smithy.