Group visits to Tintagel Old Post Office
This wonky, characterful house, dating back more than 600 years contains a wealth of history and is a convenient place to meet in the centre of the village. The property, however, is small – so it’s recommended that groups book in advance to get the most out of their visit.
Visiting as a group
As the rooms inside the historic building are very small, large groups need to be divided up for them to get the most out of their visit. It’s advisable for groups larger than 10 people to book in advance by calling 01840 770024 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. With advanced booking, groups can have the property to themselves for the duration of their slot. If groups arrive without booking, they may have to wait to visit during busy periods.
Groups of 10 or more qualify for the group rate admission price (£4.75 instead of £6.50 for an adult; £2.38 instead of £3.25 for a child).
Larger groups are required to split into smaller groups of eight to 10 people to tour the house. The rest of the group is welcome to explore the garden while waiting. A group of 40 can tour the house in about 45 minutes.
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places. For more information, please click here.
As the house is so quaint, we encourage small groups to take themselves around the building. Room notes are available in English, German, Dutch, French and Italian and we have guidebooks for sale in English with German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish and Italian translations. We can give group leaders a copy of these translations to relay to their group.
Five tips for group leaders
- Book your group of 10 or more in advance and get reduced entry prices
- The tour leader gets free entry
- There is coach parking (not National Trust) directly opposite the site
- The Tintagel Old Post Office makes for a good central meeting place for groups
- Tintagel Old Post Office can provide house guides in a variety of languages if requested.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Get in touch about bringing your group
Please book at least three weeks ahead of your visit so there is enough time to choose a visiting slot to accommodate your group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.