SX0589 : Tintagel - 1982

taken 36 years ago, near to Tintagel, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Tintagel - 1982
Tintagel - 1982
Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island, adjacent to the village of Tintagel in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
The castle has a long association with the Arthurian legends, going back to the 12th century when Geoffrey of Monmouth in his mythical account of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae described Tintagel as the place of Arthur's conception. According to the tale told by Geoffrey, his father, King Uther Pendragon, was disguised by Merlin's sorcery to look like Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall the husband of Ygerna, Arthur's mother. Today, Tintagel Castle is a tourist destination, as it has been since the mid 19th century, and it is managed by the governmental organisation English Heritage.
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SX0589, 119 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
August 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0509 8901 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.0830N 4:45.5734W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 05146 89039
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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