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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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