This well-preserved fort was built by Henry VIII to defend against the Spanish. The round keep and battlements are very well preserved. You can climb the stairs to the roof for fabulous 360 degree views of Falmouth harbor and the coast of Cornwall. There is a fee to enter but if you are from overseas and plan on visiting several English Heritage sites like this one, consider buying an overseas pass. It is possible to see the castle in under an hour although I recommend allowing a couple of hours to stroll the fort and take in all of the history. (See photos)
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