At the end of the summer, Nathan and I visited Tintagel in Cornwall. We took a wander through the town, visited the visitor centre and stopped off for a rather tasty lunch al fresco. We also had a look around Tintagel Old Post Office which is a lovely little National Trust property. Read on to find out more!

Tintagel Visitor Centre

We visited the visitor centre where you can read all about Tintagel and its famous history. There’s loads of information to look at and plenty of books, maps and other souvenirs to purchase.

tintagel

tintagel

tintagel

tintagel

There’s plenty of gift shops, places to get food and nice places to explore along the main road. We were sad to see the fudge shop was closed!

tintagel

tintagel street

King Arthur’s Cafe

For lunch, we stopped at the lovely King Arthur’s Cafe. We sat outside in the sunshine and watched the hustle bustle of the town. Many tourists come to Tintagel each year, particularly drawn in by Tintagel Castle and legend of King Arthur himself.

tintagel king arthurs cafe

tintagel king arthurs cafe

We shared a panini and a cream team – plenty of food for us both. It was so super tasty and only the pesky wasps buzzing around put us off!

tintagel king arthurs cafe

tintagel king arthurs cafe

tintagel, cornwall

Before leaving Tintagel we made sure to pop into the Tintagel Old Post Office. This is a cute National Trust property situated in a medieval building with a gorgeous outside. You can go inside and see lots of Victorian postal equipment and even buy some stamps to post in the working post box outside.

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

There’s a lovely little garden out the back of the Old Post Office, full of lovely flowers and plants. It was nice to escape the busyness of the streets and relax in the garden admiring all the nature.

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

The Old Post Office is such a lovely building – I love how it looks so old and imperfect which to me makes it look so cosy and atmospheric.

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

I can confirm the post box is still in use as I sent my friend Katherine’s birthday card from it and it got there OK!

tintagel old post office, cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

Have you ever been to Tintagel? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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