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Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Photograph taken July 1959 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: HAW 9400/49

Richard of Cornwall built Tintagel castle in the 13th century. This dramatic defensive position had been occupied long before by the Romans. It is also thought to have been a trading settlement of Celtic kings during the 5th and 6th centuries. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.