Opening times for 4 December 2023
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Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £7.20 £6.50 Child £3.60 £3.25 Family £17.90 £16.25 Family 1 Adult £10.80 £9.75 Group Adult £6.20 Group Child £3.10
Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs only beyond the front garden.
The nearest toilet is approximately 50 yards away in Trevena Square (not National Trust).
There are several pay and display car parks in the village (not National Trust).
There are numerous uneven steps and narrow doorframes. The first-floor bedrooms can only be accessed by narrow steep staircases. A portable wheelchair ramp is available and can be used for visitors wishing to explore the ground-floor level and back garden. An access guide exists to help explain the first-floor rooms to visitors who need it. Hearing loop available. No visitor toilets on site - the nearest toilets (including an accessible toilet) are at Trevena Square 50 yards away. No on-site parking or drop-off points. Large print and Braille versions of the room notes are available upon request.
Braille (guide or menu)
A Braille guide is available on request.
Visitors are welcome to sit on the settle in the hall or on the benches in the cottage garden.
follow signs off A39 for Tintagel
Parking: No onsite parking. Many pay and display car parks on Fore Street (not National Trust). Nearest National Trust parking is on Glebe Cliff, by St Materiana's church.
Sat Nav: PL34 0DB
South West Coast Path within ¾ mile. Find us opposite King Arthur's Arms pub, in the middle of Fore Street.
Services from Wadebridge to Bude. Bus stops are outside Tintagel Hardware Store.
A medieval farmhouse, modified over six centuries, that was last used as a letter-receiving office in the Victorian period.
The cottage garden
A traditional Victorian-style Cornish cottage garden, planted with a variety of shrubs and flowers to attract wildlife. Picnics welcome.
The wonky roof
Dating to the Tudor period and originally straight, this roof has warped under the immense weight of the large, locally-quarried rag slates.
The post room
This room was used for the letter-receiving office in the 1870s and features Victorian postal items and early communications systems.
The sleeping platform
An unusual extra bedroom with medieval origins, although looking like a minstrels' gallery was never actually used as such.
The 16th-century fireplace
Known as 'the slab' in the local Cornish dialect, this imposing fireplace was once adorned with a plasterwork coat of arms.
Samplers and quilts
A collection of 13 needlework samplers - the earliest dating from 1768 - hang on the walls of the house and Victorian bedspreads are on display in the bedrooms.
Second-hand books and plant sales
There is a range of titles available in both the post room and on the stand in the cottage garden (weather permitting). Seasonal plants are available to buy (subject to availability).
The five rooms and cottage garden beckon the curious to explore over six hundred years of Cornish domestic life.
The Victorian-style cottage garden is a welcome retreat from the busy high-street. Awash with the colour throughout the year, the garden is planted with scented herbs and fragrant flowers that attract a number of insect pollinators and birds.
Follow this gentle trail down through rocky bluffs to Bossiney Bay, close to Boscastle, Cornwall.
This invigorating clifftop walk, around what was the National Trust's first English coastal acquisition, offers impressive views of Tintagel Castle and the surrounding coastline.
Enjoy a picnic in the garden among sunny lawns and fragrant flowers, then visit the post-room shop to browse second-hand books and postcards.
Sea views over Lundy Bay and Pentire Head from this ground floor apartment set away from the crowds.
A little fortress at the edge of the cliffs on the Port Quin headland, with sea views all around.
Acquired in 1903, this unusual and atmospheric 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse is the Trust's first built property in Cornwall. With a famously wavy slate roof and over 600 years of history it beckons the curious to explore.
The name dates from the Victorian period when it briefly held a licence to be the letter receiving station for the district.
Come and see items on display including Victorian postal equipment, a selection of samplers and furniture dating back to the 16th century. Retreat from the busy high street in our beautiful back garden.
A story spanning six centuries, discover how this ancient abode went from being a thatched farm building in the Middle Ages, to a fashionable home in Tudor times before eventually becoming the letter-receiving office for the village in the 1870s.
This miniature medieval manor house, which is more than 600 years old, needs constant care and attention. National Trust specialists have worked hard to preserve Tintagel Old Post Office.
A stretch of rugged Cornish coastline that borders the medieval fortress of Tintagel has been acquired by the National Trust. Smith’s Cliff, on the north Cornwall coast, will be cared for as a space for wildlife to flourish, for heritage to be conserved and for people to access and enjoy for ever.
Clifftops and fields across Cornwall are set to be transformed into thriving wildflower meadows, thanks to a new three-year conservation project.