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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Mawes Castle

St. Mawes Castle
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in St Mawes
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Owner description: 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.
devon england
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228 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Much better than it looks from the outside, but you must take the free audio guide to really enjoy the place

Visited August 2012
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Very good audio guide. excellent views. There are no refreshment options, not even a kiosk, so eat before you visit. It is a very exposed sight so best to visit on a day that isn't too windy as this site would be wonderful on a calm sunny day. Could do this castle and pendennis on same n day.

Visited September 2012
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frodsham uk
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“wonderful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

splenidid views across the fal estuary,the castle is steeped in history from King henry V111 up to the 2nd world war.Well worth a visit

Visited September 2012
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Bishop's Stortford
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great visit. You do need the free audio guide.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Fascinating history and excellent views. My wife decided not to use the audio tour and missed out on a great deal because there are very few information boards. Not on the scale of Pendennis castle on the other side of the harbour, but still really worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An amazing Afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

A shorter walk than expected from the quayside in St. Mawes. The audio guide great, the entrance fee reasonable (under 5's free) and the views are amazing. yes a very small castle compared to many in the UK - but take a picnic and sit on the banks in the garden...watch the boats go by and soak up the sun.

Visited August 2012
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