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“Feel the reall History” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cromwell's Castle

Cromwell's Castle
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Tresco
Certificate of Excellence
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Feel the reall History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited here on our trip to Tresco. We had not seen anything about this ruin but stumbled across it on our coastal walk. The ruins are full of history and you get a real feeling of the past and the soldiers that would have been on duty here. It was a very hard life for them. Great place to spend sometime thinking about our historical past.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Bit awkward walking around the coastal path, but when we got there well worth it. You can go right up inside to the top & take some good photo's

Visited June 2013
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Protecting the far reaches of the country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Worth a visit to this castle which is in a prominent but isolated part of one of the wonderful Isles of Scilly
A gentle walk to get there from a boat which will have brought you from St Mary's
Quite well preserved with an older ,earlier fort a few hundred yards away on top of the hill
An excellent attraction in a magnificent spot

Visited May 2013
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Petworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Things to see when you walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I like to have a point to get to and stop for sarnie especially if it's windy you can get a bit of cover to stop and eat

Visited October 2012
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London
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“North of Tresco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Cromwell's castle and King Charles' castle are both mentioned in this strand. The third feature of interest is Piper's Hole as you continue clockwise around the island. You can climb down to an underground cave, climb over the rocks and get to an underground lake. If you are lucky you will find a couple of barrels of smuggled brandy to boot. If you are of good character you can report your find to the nearest Customs officer - nowadays the nearest one would be based in Newcastle. Seriously, if you are staying with young kids a clamber down to the lake can be good fun. Make sure you take a torch and some candles to illuminate your journey back (although you won't get lost).

Visited March 2013
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