Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and the one-time seat of Cornish kings and chieftains, is steeped in history and folklore. With so much history stretching back into the hazy, distant past, I fear every square inch of Tintagel Castle holds some significance. But, even if Tintagel Castle were not connected with its historic gems, its outstanding beauty would be reason enough to make it a top Cornish destination. This post focuses only on the area atop and views from Tintagel’s southern cliffs.
Did this couple really need to go down to the cliff’s edge just to take a picture of what I’d just taken from a comfortably safe distance? Was it worth risking life and limb? Or am I really just a total chicken?
I suppose Tintagel Castle’s visitors enjoy the southern cliffs each in his or her own way, creating memories while leaving behind footprints to join the march of history. My footsteps likely will be the ones farthest from the edge, but my memories will be no less spectacular or enduring.