Saturday, July 19, 2014
A day at Tintagel. Despite many trips to Cornwall, I think this is my first visit. The place plays on Arthurian legend, though it's all very fanciful. For a start Arthur (if he ever existed) was around in the 6th Century, whereas Tintagel Castle dates from 800 years later. (In Geoffrey of Monmouth's mythical history of Britain, it says Arthur was conceived there). There's a Merlin's Cave down below and lots of King Arthur cafes in the village up the road. Whatever, it's a wild, beautiful place and we are blessed with good weather and good sandwiches.