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New footbridge for Tintagel Castle

The Cornish world-famous medieval site, Tintagel Castle, is set to close for months as a spectacular new footbridge is to be built.

The bridge is a £4 million project launched by English Heritage, which will link the mainland to Tintagel island where Kind Arthur was allegedly born. 

Although the site will remain fully open all summer 2018, it will close in October for the bridge to be built and reopen for summer 2019.

The spectacular modern steel and oak construction has been designed to last for the next 120 years and according to the English Heritage, the footbridge has been designed to recreate the historic route into the castle, which was connected to the island by a bridge until at least the 16th century.

Some detractors think that this is further ‘disneyfication’ of Cornwall, however, not only will the bridge help make the castle more accessible to visitors, but it will also provide an enticing new experience which is sure to bring more visitors to this spectacular stretch of the north Cornwall coast.

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Updated on January 27th, 2013

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