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Tintagel, Cornwall

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Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel or Trevena (Cornish: Tre war Venydh meaning village on a mountain) is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The population of the parish is 1,820 people, and the area of the parish is 4,281 acres . The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0588
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01840 77
Population1,820 (Civil Parish, 2001)

Other names by which Tintagel, Cornwall has been known in the past

Dunchine ~ Tindage ~ Tindagel ~ Tindagium

Tintagel, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Tintagel, par., Cornwall, on the coast, 5 miles NW. Camelford, 4350 ac., pop. 894; on Tintagel Head, a cliff 300 ft. high, and nearly separated from the mainland, are the ruins of Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace and residence of King Arthur.

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