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“Don't even bother”

The Arthurian Centre
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Camelford
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

What a let down, you walk through the "supposed battlefield", down to the dig site which looks as though it was carried out by a JCB, around the stream and there is the Stone lying in the riverha ha, I have had to mark it as an hour, but 20 mins will see it done. The only good part, if you can call it that is the childrens play area.
There is a small camp site at the back, and a couple of caravans for rent, but the showers and facilities are very outdated.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

From outside the expectations build up, once inside you get deflated. As you enter the shop where you buy your ticket, you are surrounded by all kinds of Arthurian junk, from little swords in a stone to key rings and the like.

Althouhh the entry price is only four pounds you easily wonder why they charge at all, in the grounds is Arthurs Stone, this is surprisingly a large stone with supposed latin type engravings, seriously this looked just like any old large rectangular stone that was covered in moss. There is a garden which is really a piece of grass with a couple of trees and apparently an ancient battlefield, to be honest my back garden was larger. On this so called battlefield you would struggle to get one horse and a couple of guys fighting it was that small.

Overall a big disapointment.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank budeSheffield
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

Run down, faded, and dusty.Yes, I am talking about the exhibits. Drove into a less than welcoming car park, Had a nice chat with the lady in charge, ( only one there ) and then left to get on with it. It was difficult to conjure up an image of the battle that may have taken place. Found the famous stone, which did not feel relevant. The archaeological excavations seemed irrelevant as they were not well described, nor illustrated on the ground and seemed to be left in the air ( so to speak )
The entire site, grounds and exhibition, needs some investment to make it more interesting.Would possible appeal to the clildren under 10 years, bur only for the playground area and walk down to the streams.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Mikesailing
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

"basicily you are paying just to see a giant rock i think it is more suited for the dog even the museum was like a vistor center if you whant to know about king arthure go to tintagle castle "........

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank thedoctor15
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Actually, hardly a diversion at all - it's on the main route to the village. This is a small exhibition / shop and a short walk across the 'battlefield' to see the Ogham stone which may or may not commemorate something about someone connected with King Arthur, lying on the banks of the stream.
The entrance fee is modest, with discounts for EH and NT members. The exhibition and DVD presentation are interesting, and aimed at adults - there is a lot to read if you want to. The owners are clearly very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their theme, and this comes across well. Just about every angle and interpretation of the Arthur legend is covered, with a lot of historical stuff too. There are things for kids to be doing while you read - some good brass rubbing kit and a well-stocked dressing up box.
Outside is a bit more sparse - the tour is self-guided and the information is thinner. Again, the kids are thought of, though - there's a sort of treasure hunt and a small adventure playground.
The walk is quite short, but there are some steepish parts that could be slippery when wet; I would think twice if you have any mobility issues.
This is not a slick, professional tourist attraction, but it's worth stopping for an hour or so on your way to Tintagel if you have the time. It will tell you more of the legends than the castle does!

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank 146DavidB
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