The nearest train station to Tintagel Castle is Bodmin Parkway, 15.6 miles away and served by the first Great Western Railway service from London Paddington to Penzance. From Bodmin Parkway you can get the 75 bus to Wadebridge bus station, the 584 bus to Camelford, then the 595 bus to the Tintagel Visitor Centre. Alternatively, organise a hire car or take a taxi from Bodmin Parkway - but book in advance, as there are no operators based at the station.

A visit to Tintagel Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:30 - 20:00
Sunday 10:35 - 19:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During normal staffed hours.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces70
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£147.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Car Park
Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply, pick up &acirc;€œCycling by Trains&acirc;€ leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step free access is available for passengers using trains from Penzance towards Plymouth and London Paddington.

Passengers using trains from London Paddington and Plymouth towards Penzance need to use the barrow crossing and this is only permitted when the station is manned.  Outside these hours, please contact the assisted travel team on 0800 197 1329.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

About Tintagel Castle

Roman settlement in the area, Tintagel Castle was a prosperous and well-inhabited site involved in trade with the Mediterranean world from AD 450 to 650. It was most likely a stronghold of the Dark Age rulers of Dumnonia (now Devon and Cornwall).

It was the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth who first associated Tintagel Castle with the legend of King Arthur. In his account, King Uther Pendragon comes to Queen Igraine of Cornwall in the guise of her husband, and Arthur is conceived.

The castle remains that we see today were probably built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, in the early 13th century. They teeter dramatically on both sides of the rugged chasm that almost separates the 'island' from the mainland, and a series of walkways allows modern visitors to fully appreciate the natural and man-made drama of the location. Few sites can provide such a dramatic combination of castle, cliff and crashing waves. There is a secluded beach allowing access to Merlin's Cave (when the tide is out), a new exhibition exploring Tintagel's Arthurian legacy, and a cafe serving delicious Cornish specialities.

Departures and arrivals from Bodmin Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bodmin Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway17:001On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway17:322On time
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway18:002On time
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway18:231On time
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway18:241Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway17:001On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway17:312On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway18:002On time
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway18:221On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway18:231Late

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