Hot New Film Starring David Beckham: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Yes, I do mean the David Beckham! But you have to wait until 24th March 2017 to spot Mr Beckham in this new, action packed film: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The film, which has been directed by Guy Ritchie, features a star cast including Charlie Hunman in the title role alongside Jude Law and David Beckham among others.
With the last of the current and brilliant Cornwall based Poldark series leaving our screens last Sunday, King Arthur fever looks set to take over. The film relives the classic story of the legendary British King’s rise to power. From joining the rebellion and meeting Guinevere to uniting the British people to defeat Vortigern, the dictator who murdered Arthur’s parents and stole his crown.
The legend tells how King Arthur was conceived at Tintagel Castle, an iconic clifftop castle ruin in North Cornwall, just 20mins drive from our luxury holiday cottages in Trelash.
This summer (2106) a project was undertaken to learn more about Tintagel’s past. Trenches were dug in two previously un-excavated terrace areas in the hope of finding out more about how the people of Tintagel lived in the Post-Roman period from 5th to 7th centuries AD. Throughout the excavation samples of soil, ceramics, glass, iron, bone and molluscs were collected and are now undergoing analysis. Excavations will continue in Summer 2017.
At a new exhibition launched in 2015, you can view for the first time, some of the finds from Tintagel Castle. The exhibition explores how legend and reality have uniquely combined to shape Tintagel through the ages.
Whilst visiting Tintagel Castle, take time to walk down on to the beach where, close to Merlin’s Cave, you will find a discreet carved face representing Merlin, who has been associated with the site since the 12th century. Another interesting feature is an 8ft bronze sculpture inspired by the legend of King Arthur created by artist Rubin Eynon, Gallos (meaning power in Cornish).
To round off your visit and to re-energise before walking back from the cliff top castle, over the famous footbridge, to Tintagel rest a while and take refreshment in the recently refurbished Beach Café.
Just a note of warning; personally, I have not found the walk out to the castle ruin to be suitable for anyone with walking disabilities or young families with pushchairs.