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St. Mawes Castle

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

Sat on the estuary side, the view out to sea, would have covered all angles. Life of yester year... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Much better than I had expected

Having visited Pendennis castle a couple of years ago, thought we'd try this one. Wasn't expecting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Macclesfield, 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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+44 1326 270526
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Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled over to St. Mawes on the ferry from Falmouth, which is a great way to see the coastline in the area around Falmouth. We then walked the relatively short distance from the harbour to the castle. Run by English Heritage, the castle is...More

Thank alanh193
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in St Mawes and wandered down to the castle. Great audio tour which kept everyone engaged and a very well kept historical space.

Thank juabisam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real must if visiting St Mawes or Falmouth. We took the ferry from Falmouth and walked up the hill from St Mawes harbour. We didn’t expect much, thinking it would just be a shell of a building but we were pleasantly surprised. Winding staircases...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon here at this English Heritage site. A nice little gift shop on entry. A well narrated audio tour available. A preserved fortress with lots of cannons insitu. The gardens are well tended and a delight to walk round. Lots of steps.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio device was excellent, The castle is well worth the visit! The staff was friendly and helpful

Thank Chefrel
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