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“Coastal history”
Review of St. Mawes Castle

St. Mawes Castle
Ranked #2 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

St Mawes Castle is more of an elaborate watch tower than a castle. It is part of a matching pair across the Fal estuary in Falmouth - the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Historically very interesting with a very good audio included in the price. Certainly worth a visit. Kids will enjoy it too.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

whilst on a short break to Falmouth we took a ferry trip over to St Mawes, what a lovely little place, walked to the castle, well worth a visit, the views were amazing and the castle is very interesting, spent at least an hour there before taking the ferry back.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I thought i would see it all in half an hour, but 4 floors later and a walk around the cannons and view points i realised that there is so much more to see than the part visible. You get a real sense of castle life back in the old days. Great place for your picnic. Toilets easily accessable. Free entry with a Mussel card which is a bonus.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Now I do like to visit historic places but sometimes I do find them a bit much! Not St. Mawes castle.

The location alone is enchanting, amazing views across to Falmouth, out to sea and back to the harbour of St. Mawes. The audio commentary is brilliant, a littel bit cheesy but informative without being dull.

This is a must see when you go to St. Mawes, some great cubby holes for playing hide and seek even if you aren't interested in the history!!

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