Tintagel is an iconic scheduled monument within the North Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Steeped in history and mythological associations, the Castle ruins dating back to the 13th Century forms one of the most popular visitor attractions of the Cornwall Coast.
The location within important nature conservation designations (Special Area for Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest) are also key aspects of the site’s environmental sensitivity.
In July this year English Heritage, the guardian of the scheduled monument, opened a competition to the public in search for an architectural and engineering team to design a 21stcentury clifftop footbridge linking the mainland keep with the island. For more information see the competition website.
Nicholas Pearson Associates has been working with English Heritage to identify the potential landscape, visual and ecological impacts of the project, and explore existing and potential future impacts of increased visitor numbers on the landscape and biodiversity of the site.