Royal visit to Tintagel

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Tintagel Castle this month. They viewed the recently completed project and  formally opened the Tintagel Footbridge.


We were privileged to be alongside English Heritage CEO Kate Mavor and project team colleagues during the Royal visit, to officially welcome HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to view the recent work at Tintagel Castle.

The sun shone and a gentle Cornish sea breeze kept everyone cool. A red ribbon was cut by HRH Prince Charles, and Kate Mavor gave a speech. The Tintagel Footbridge was formally opened and the Royal Party crossed to the island.

Sun, sea and ceremony complete.

The Royal visit took a brief tour of the Eastern Terrace and viewpoints of the island. They were accompanied by Jeremy Ashbee and Georgia Butters of English Heritage and Jamie Farnell of Nicholas Pearson Associates.

The new footbridge and footpaths are settling into the landscape well. The coastal vegetation on the cliffs and plateaus of the island are thriving. The Royal visit was captured on film and can be seen here.

New Footpaths at Tintagel Island

Despite the lockdown and pandemic precautions, the Castle and Island is now open to the public and a pedestrian one-way system taking in the bridge, island, cliffs and visitor centre is in operation.

Nicholas Pearson Associates has advised English Heritage in relation to projects at Tintagel Castle since 2014. For more information on our involvement with the project see our case study. To discuss how we could help you with environmental projects contact Jamie Farnell.

Jamie Farnell with bridge engineers Laurent Ney and Matthieu Mallie and Nick James, of Cormac contractors.



Jamie Farnell


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Jamie works successfully with a wide range of clients and stakeholders to complete projects to the highest standard. Appointed as Director of Nicholas Pearson Associates Ltd in 2019, he is actively involved in a wide range of project and advisory roles, where clients and their teams benefit from the experience and dedicated approach he brings to all his projects.

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