Tintagel Castle and the legend of King Arthur

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Scenes from around Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, England. The English Heritage-managed site and the nearby town long have been associated with the legend of King Arthur and continue to attract tourists. However, efforts by English Heritage to update the visitor experience with the Gallos sculpture, along with a rock carving of Merlin's face, which English Heritage says are inspired by the legend of King Arthur and Tintagel Castle's royal past, have met with criticism from some Cornish nationalists and historians.

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected at Tintagel Castle is seen in Tintagel on April 28, 2016, in Cornwall, England.

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected at Tintagel Castle is seen in Tintagel on April 28, 2016, in Cornwall, England. (Note: Image is a digital panoramic composite shot with an iPhone.)

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected at Tintagel Castle is seen in Tintagel on April 28, 2016, in Cornwall, England.

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The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

The new Gallos sculpture that has been erected at Tintagel Castle is seen in Tintagel on April 28, 2016, in Cornwall, England.

People visit the ruins of Tintagel Castle in
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

People visit the ruins of Tintagel Castle in Tintagel on April 28, 2016, in Cornwall, England.

The sun sets over the church yard in
(Credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

The sun sets over the church yard in Tintagel on April 27, 2016, in Cornwall, England.

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