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Tintagel Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in West Country, United Kingdom.

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This ruined castle on a Cornish headland overlooking the sea is linked to Arthurian legend: supposedly he was born in the castle but it wasn’t built until the 13th Century, so he couldn’t have been - many visitors choose to over look this rumour, probably started by Tennyson. The Earl of Cornwall built the castle on the spot and in an older style than that of the day to make it appear more ancient and to tie in with Cornwall’s connection to the Arthurian legends appealing to local tradition hoping he would be better accepted as an outsider. Wear and tear on the cliff tops have cleaved the ruin in two from the ground up.

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