Exploring the Land of King Arthur in Tintagel, Cornwall

tintagel old post office, cornwall

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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!

 

22 Responses

  1. I had no idea Tintagel existed, but gosh darn it, I need to go now. That place is brimming with charm; the mailbox, the stone houses, the flowers. It’s ridiculously beautiful. Did you stay in a hotel or a BnB? How was it? And most importantly, how was the internet connection…sometimes old towns have really crummy connection and that’s a big thing for me.

  2. The architecture is stunning, and I would love to check out all the incredible artifacts that they have on display. The food looked delicious as well! I will have to add this to our list of ‘must visit’ locations if we’re ever in the area.

  3. What an awesome virtual tour I just got! Can’t go wrong with visiting old towns– love it! The architecture is fantastic, not to mention the food. thanks for showing us this fab place.

  4. I’ve not been to Tintagel for years – not since I’ve had my children. I do love that part of Cornwall, and there’s so much to see and do around there that it will be the perfect place for us to explore. Thank you for reminding me of it!

  5. Oh wow Tintagel looks like a beautiful place to explore! The buildings and surroundings look picture perfect and it sounds like there is lots of history to learn about as your explore too!

  6. Dave would love that postbox- a VR- did you send it to him?
    I think I most look forward to seeing what you have for lunch on all these adventures!!

    1. I’m not sure I did – what does a VR one mean? I don’t think I am very knowledgable about such things! Lunch on this trip was very tasty! Love it when we share food and get to try more!

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