Tintagel, England is almost certainly the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I first heard about Tintagel in a small clip from a documentary I saw. It mentioned that Tintagel is supposedly the birthplace of King Arthur, that there was the ruins of an castle, and a cave in the cliffs called Merlin's Cave. Based on these bare facts alone, I knew that Tintagel had to be on our first tour of England. Although I was excited to see it, I had no idea how strikingly beautiful the place was going to be.
Tintagel is a small village in northern Cornwall. It consists primarily of a few shops, pubs, and inns, the castle ruins, and a small cliff-top church called St. Materiana's. It is situated along the coastal path which runs along the craggy, headlines of the coast. Rocky cliffs and outcroppings jut out into the sea, making this one of the most dramatic and atmospheric landscapes I have ever seen. As soon as we arrived, Jordan and I dropped our bags and ran out, exclaiming in delight and astonishment over what we saw. The pictures don't begin to capture the experience.