A survey has revealed that the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table remains alive and kicking!
The study was carried out by English Heritage at Tintagel Castle, the supposed birthplace of King Arthur. The findings show that despite living in an increasingly digital age, our main source of knowledge regarding Arthurian legend comes from books, rather than the internet or television. The survey also showed that of all the celebrities dead or alive, visitors would most like King Arthur himself to accompany them to the castle.
Matt Ward, visitor operations manager at Tintagel Castle, said: “The results clearly suggest that people’s curiosity for history and legends is still well and truly alive. This is really exciting news for Tintagel Castle as we pride ourselves on being an interactive and informative historic property with opportunities to learn more about the site’s thrilling history as well as its place in the famous Arthurian legends.”
Here at The Beach House we highly recommend a trip to the castle which sits just nine miles up the coast from Port Isaac. The dramatic ruin is open to visitors daily from April 1 to October 31. If you would like further information, call 01840 770328 or go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/tintagel.