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  Rame, Cornwall's Forgottern Corner / Tintagel
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The modern day village of Tintagel was known as Trevena until the mid 1800's, when it was renamed to promote tourism on the back of the King Arthur and Camelot legends. Strictly speaking, Tintagel is the name of the headland only.

When the conquering Normans reached the western most land of England they heard that the ancient seat of Cornwall's Kings had stood atop of this soaring headland, surrounded on three sides by the ceaseless surge of the Atlantic.

So in propaganda terms it made sense for the then Earl Richard of Cornwall, the younger brother of Henry III, to build a castle on the spot where his legendary predecessors had held court. There was no strategic reason for the choice, as there had been for the other Norman castles in Cornwall, Launceston and Restormel.

According to the legends Merlin the Magician and King Arthur were here - at Tintagel there are few historical certainties - for most remains a mystery which adds even more to it's popularity.

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