It was quite a coincidence that two weeks after we criticised English Heritage’s unseemly new bridge at Tintagel an article popped up in America praising them to the skies for providing disabled access there and elsewhere.

To be clear, we support enhanced disabled access where possible but NOT where the solution damages the sense of place of a monument. Furthermore. we’re pretty sure that the £4 million spent on the new bridge at Tintagel was primarily to increase ticket sales not to accommodate disabled people.

Why do we think that? Well, if the welfare of wheelchair users was uppermost in their minds why would they have left this gimmicky gap in the middle?!

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Update:

My understanding is that the bridge gives wheelchair users access *to* the island. Once there, you’re pretty much on your own amongst the lumps and bumps (apart from the crowds). So good luck with that!