Local Attractions

Local Attractions

The Cornishman Inn is situated in the village of Tintagel which is set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast.  Tintagel has dramatic sea views all within walking distance.  This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths, mystery and beautiful coastal path walks.    

The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and The Knights of The Round Table. 

The Cornisman Inn is an ideal place to be based in order to vist the surrounding area and see some of the following local attractions. 


Local Attractions

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle  is part of the English Heritage Trust and is within 3 minute walk from The Cornishman Inn.  The castle is rumoured to have been the birthplace of King Arthur. This is a must see if you are visiting as the cliff-top backdrop views are not to be missed. 

Merlins Cave

Merlins Cave is the name given to the cave located beneath Tintagel Castle.  It is a sea cave formed by marine erosion along a thrust plane between slate and volcanic rocks. The lower portion of the steps down to the cave have been washed away and it is necessary to clamber down some boulders to reach the beach.  The cave fills with water at high tide, but has a sandy floor and is explorable at low tide. 


St Materiana's Church

Saint Materiana's Church stands on the cliffs between Trevena and Tintagel Castle and is listed Grade 1 Church. The Church is a fine expample of Norman architecture and contains an array of historic artefact. 


Tintagel Old Post Office

Tintagel Old Post Office is part of The National Trust and is only 100 metres away from The Cornishman Inn.  This is one of the most delightful medieval buildings, enchanced by a cottage garden.  



Boscastle is a village and fishing port on the North coast of Cornwall and is 5 miles northeast of Tintagel.  It is famous for the epic flooding of a few years ago. When here why not visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic this is one of the most visited museums in Cornwall. 

Meachard Rock

Meachard Rock lies just out to sea towards the entrance to Boscastle Harbour and is well worth a visit.


Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand is a long stretch of sandy beach with plenty of rock pools at low tide, just south of Tintagel. This beach is popular with surfers.  


Bossinery Cove Beach 

Bossinery Cove is a beautiful hidden gem.  This sandy beach is only accessible at low tide via a footpath over farm land and steep man-made steps down the cliff.


St Austell

The old market town of St Austell is jus a few miles from the coast and is one of Cornwall's biggest towns.  


Port Isaac

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in North Cornwall.  It is a must see for all Doc Martin fans staring martin Clunes as this is the home of where the TV series was set. Poldark and Saving Grace also are assocatied with this village. It's a truly picturesque villate with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.  



Charlestown is situated about a mile outside the town of St Austell.  It is an amazingly pristine, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port.  


Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, is one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It is a remote, bleak heather covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies.  Bodmin Moor was densely populated during the Bronze Age and numerous fascinating archaelogical remains have been uncovered. 


Eden Project

The Eden Project is well worth a visit and is located 27 miles away from The Cornishman Inn.  Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments.  Explore the largest indorr rainforest in the world.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England.  The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades in the overgrowth of brambles and ivy.  


There are also many walks around the Tintagel area like Barras Nose and Rocky Valley but if you would like to go further afield have a look at some of these other walks in the area.  


When you have finished exploring the local area why not relax in our spectacular flowered terrace or enjoy the large garden where the children can enjoy playing in the play area.