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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tintagel Parish Church Cross

Standing majestically overlooking the patchwork green hillside of Tintagel on the Cornish coast, this moss and lichen covered monument is located in the large graveyard at Tintagel Parish Church built between the late 11th century and the early 12th century.  At the small car park by the church is a coastal path that leads to Tintagel Castle, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, the lengendary king of the Britons. The coastal walk to Tintagel affords stunning views of the ruins which date back to the Romano-Briton era; however, there is no Roman structure to prove that. Later in the 13th century, the Earl of Cornwall built a castle which fell into ruin, the remains are what one sees today.

Graveyard of Tintagel Parish Church

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