Tintagel Castle is located in Cornwall, England near to Tintagel. It was built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall on Tintagel Head, where according to Cornish legends the ancient Kings of Cornwall held their court. The castle was built for propaganda purposes, and had no real strategic value. It is often claimed that the Castle at Tintagel Head was the birthplace of King Arthur, since traditional accounts say he was raised by the King of Cornwall.