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Great day

This is a must if you like castles we had a great time the view was brilliant a must even for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda O
Worth a visit if in area

We walked here from our holiday cottage. It is uphill but not too demanding. The castle is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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This round stone artillery fortress was built for Henry the Eighth in 1542, using a cloverleaf plan with a four-storied round tower. Take the free audio tour to discover life at the castle during the Civil War and explore the castle and grounds with...more
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St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must if you like castles we had a great time the view was brilliant a must even for the kids

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our holiday cottage. It is uphill but not too demanding. The castle is interesting with some good artefacts and ab excellent setting. Worth a visit but not worth taking a trip just to visit

2  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

English Heritage fortress. Parking for about 20 cars. Interesting castle, still intact, built in the time of Henry VIII and used during WW2. Some narrow steps up to further floors and the ground generally is unsuitable for the less able. Great views across the River...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s kept in such a great condition. The castle is also at a fabulous location with stunning sea view. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. The kids enjoyed walking about.

Thank KBologna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting castle, very much unspoilt. Still intact and much as it would have been when it was constructed in the 1530s/1540s to protect the coast from invading Spaniards and French, following Henry VIII's break with Rome. Wonderful views. Small car park costing £3 unless...More

Thank Lin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, worth using the audio commentary describing it's history from Henry VIII to the second world wsr

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to back up the approach road to King Harry Ferry for quite a long way due to a lorry taking up all the road, shouldn’t be allowed on this ferry! Due to this we missed the ferry and had a long wait. Purpose of...More

Thank starrockcottage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t come here expecting a massive military fort or grand stately Home because it is not. St mawes castle like it’s sister Pendennis Castle is a fortified medieval fort type gun tower. It’s well a preserved structure built by Henry the 8th with a Victorian...More

Thank pmorris99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated 10 mins walk from the harbour at St Mawes, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours or walk off that cream tea! Excellent audio guide included and worth having for the extra info. English Heritage members get in free. Unlike...More

Thank BeethovenMozartBudgi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant staff on site who were very welcoming and helpful.not expensive compared to many others .outstanding views across the water and building in tip top condition for age.Lovely grounds should you take a picnic on a fine day. The introduction of an audio tour would...More

Thank steve s
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August 12, 2017|
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
Just a couple of hours at the castle but if it is a nice day you may want to enjoy the view over to the Falmouth area for a bit longer. St Mawes village is idyllic!
September 9, 2016|
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Response from masseyfj5 | Reviewed this property |
We don't have a dog, but we saw lots of people in the village with their dogs on a lead.