A castle said to be the birthplace of King Arthur is in danger of collapsing into the sea due to coastal erosion.
Parts of the cliff in front of Tintagel Castle’s visitor center have already been lost as waves smashed the shore, English Heritage said.
And it believes several other ancient coastal sites it manages are also at risk due to rising sea levels as a result of climate change.
The Heritage Authority said the rate of land loss in recent years is “alarming” and warned sea levels are now rising at the fastest rate in nearly three millennia.
It is hoping to raise £40,000 to repair damage in Tintagel, Cornwall that hit a viewing area and coastal path.
She also wants to raise millions to protect other places from the sea.
English Heritage’s Rob Woodside said: “Hundreds of heritage sites in the UK and around the world are increasingly at risk.
“If these coastal properties are to survive, we must strengthen their walls and establish sea defenses.”
King Arthur is said to have been conceived at Tintagel after his father was transformed by the wizard Merlin to look like Gorlois, his mother Igraine’s husband.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6284416/king-arthur-castle-risk-tumbling-into-sea-coastal-erosion/ Castle is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur, who may have been thrown into the sea due to coastal erosion