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Arthurian centre open for tourism
New visitor facilities are being opened at Tintagel Castle.

English Heritage has spent the last six months creating a centre based on the myths and legends that surround the castle's history.

Tintagel Castle was built in the 13th Century by Richard the Earl of Cornwall.

Its remains consist of steep stone steps, stout walls and rugged cliff edges which encircle the Great Hall where the Earl once feasted.

But there are so many unanswered questions and legends surrounding the town.

Even before the castle was built, Tintagel had come to be associated with the conception of King Arthur.

The connection was later renewed by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in his Idylls of the King.

Now visitors to the attraction can go on a magical mystery tour through the ages, and investigate some of its legends.

The shop and visitor centre have also been improved.

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