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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Castle with a view

Stopped here after visiting St Mawes. Really enjoyed a walk around the castle, great views across... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
via mobile
Enjoyable for children

Beautifully located and very compact, children will love exploring the different spiral staircases... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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 its stunning views out to sea. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here after visiting St Mawes. Really enjoyed a walk around the castle, great views across the estuary.

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully located and very compact, children will love exploring the different spiral staircases and levels. Great views of Pendennis Castle and the Lizard peninsula.

Thank Fritzi9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a ferry to st mawes from falmouth well worth the trip if you have the weather as the views from the ferry are excellent when at st mawes i visited the castle not to bad a price to get in about £5.00 for adult...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went as a morning filler we had a few hours to spend and we were pleasantly surprised, we had a radio guide which was easy to use and made the tour more interesting.

Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting this area then a trip to this historic castle should be a brilliant inclusion into your itinerary. The audio guide that is offered at reception is well worth taking the time to listen to and the guide takes you to parts...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat on the estuary side, the view out to sea, would have covered all angles. Life of yester year still on hand today to view. Make sure your there before it shuts............

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Pendennis castle a couple of years ago, thought we'd try this one. Wasn't expecting much to be honest as it is smaller than Pendennis, but was pleasantly surprised. One reviewer described it as like the Tardis and I can understand why. Disagree with...More

Thank nic2576
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views on either bay are really very nice from this point. The structure itself is essentially a fortified defence position built in the 16th century. However I may not justify the cost of the ticket - 9£ per person, considering there's not much to...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Pendennis Castle in the Morning, we trekked across to the Castle on a pouring wet day. Lovely castle.. so much history. Pity there weren't more information boards as the audio guide was almost a bit too long for each room. Lovely views and...More

Thank rjpc93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like entering the Tardis (Dr Who fans will know what I mean). The castle is a feat of latter day engineering and the view from the road is deceptive as the grounds are extensive and the castle itself is good condition serving to...More

Thank Marcus D
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