Cornwall

History Trails at Tintagel Old Post Office

Stumble upon this quintessentially English gem, complete with topsy-turvy roof and quaint cobble stone walls. An autumnal afternoon spent exploring the history of Tintagel Old Post Office will transport you to simpler times, with plenty of surprises to uncover as you delve into this historic nook. The village of Tintagel on the north coast of Cornwall is teeming with antiquity; located on the famed Fore Street, this medieval thatched house built in 1380 possesses over 600 years of charm and intrigue. Originally a farmhouse in the Middle Ages and a letter receiving office for the Cornish village since the 1870s, discover the secrets within its five chambers at this mysterious National Trust treasure.

Amuse your little ones this October Half Term, in a ‘hunt for history’ you can immerse their imaginations in the family history trail. Perfect for dreary-day pursuits, why not take a plunge into the past with Victorian dress up in replica costumes at the Old Post Office; all sizes are available, so even adults can don a Victorian disguise! Follow in the footsteps of those who once wandered the haunting hallways and hidden corners, give yourself the chills just in time for the lead up to spooky season.

The Old Post Office garden has just as much for you to unearth, peek nesting birds, bees, rabbits and moles. Even spy swooping bats at dusk, for a ghostly glimpse into their nocturnal tricks! Green-fingered garden lovers will delight in the wildflower haven, bursting with seasonal shrubs to infuse your senses and even the option to purchase your favourite plant. With visual wonders on display all year round, meet the gardener for answers to your questions, tips and inspiration. The ‘garden explorer’ box is perfect for introducing the world of nature to your little ones, with activities and puzzles galore to entertain visitors of all ages. Make the most of the family fun, the garden’s outside games will bring out your competitive side; relish in the revelries with noughts-and-crosses, dominoes or roll-a-ball! An afternoon in this idyllic garden is the ultimate recipe for a dash of quality family time. Don your picnic basket for some magical memories, score the perfect spot for your blanket and devour some foodie treats – tranquillity al fresco in a unique location!

Feeling spooky? Give yourself a fright this October at the Old Post Office’s Halloween Torchlight Trail event. Uncover strange symbols and eerie emblems in dark corners of property with a UV torch, unravel the mysteries and win a bag of treats! You can find tricks and shenanigans creeping round the property between 19th October – 3rd November 2019, 11am – 3pm priced at £2.50 per ghostly trail.

Feeling curious? Visit Tintagel Old Post Office for more information and bookings.

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Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DB | 01840 770024 | tintageloldpo@nationaltrust.org.uk

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