New bridge set to open at Cornwall’s famed Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall (iStock.com / undefined undefined)

Tintagel Castle in Cornwall is set to open its long-awaited bridge connecting the island to the mainland this weekend.

Suffering from a delayed opening due to adverse weather conditions, the bridge is set to opened to the public this Sunday (August 11).

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall, Tintagel Castle has a strong association with the legend of King Arthur.

The famous mythical Briton is said to have been born in the castle with Merlin’s Cave lying under the main castle ruins.

Providing a convenient link to Tintagel Island, the new bridge has actually been built on the site of a historic bridge believed to have been lost centuries ago.

The winning entry in a competition, the design sees two huge cantilevers stretch out from either side of the crossing.

Paved with locally sourced slate, the bridge supporting balustrades are made of stainless steel.

Since the start of construction in October 2018 the castle has been closed to the public.

Check out a video of the bridge below.

What a view! šŸ˜Our new footbridge opens on Sunday 11th August. Tickets for the first few days are selling out fast but there are still plenty for the rest of summer. Book your time slot now: https://eht.social/2NMsZsP

Posted by Tintagel Castle on Thursday, 8 August 2019

 

Such is the demand to see and cross the new bridge, tickets for Sunday’s opening are selling out fast.

Find out further information about Tintagel Castle here.

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