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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Worth visiting.

We took the ferry over from Falmouth and decided to walk over to the castle. We spent at least 90... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grankan
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maspalomas
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Small Castle to do a big job...

Situated in the tiny village of St.Mawes, this castle was positioned, alongside the bigger one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David P
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Manchester, 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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  • Average5%
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St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry over from Falmouth and decided to walk over to the castle. We spent at least 90 minutes looking around and it was very interesting. There are some lovely views from all levels. The entry fee wasn't too expensive, the shop was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the tiny village of St.Mawes, this castle was positioned, alongside the bigger one across the Harbour, to help shore up the defences. Small in stature, but steeped in history, it's a really nice little tourist venue, providing some really great views across the...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. We were not sure if we should visit as it doesn't look very big from the outside but there are several levels in the building. It was definitely well worth a visit. The views from the gardens are amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one of the best known castles in England and in the shadow of its larger, more high profile sister castle, Pendennis, St. Mawes is nevertheless a highly interesting and very worthwhile place to visit. The fantastic views are complemented by a fascinating and detailed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant site for a visit. Stunning views across the estuary. The audio guide is a must for some good information.

Thank James L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly interesting castle considering its small size. The keep is virtually intact with lots of levels that you can climb up to and all quite safely. The battlements and canons are very interesting and the views across to Falmouth, St Anthony Peninsular...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed. Not a lot to see and do. Not disabled friendly. We caught the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes there is an uphill trek on a road to the castle. Arriving at the castle there is a path that leads down to the...More

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St Mawes Castle is Actually just a Fort and run by English Heritage, It could do with a lot more details of it history and what is is about. Toilets are Modern and clean. Access in the fort is limited but that expected, outside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured both Pendennis and St Mawes and although both Henry V111 are completely different in character, St Mawes more original whilst Pendennis has been updated over the years. St Mawes is charming, not large but very much intact. Exploring the castle is easy and...More

Thank Len W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely to see an English heritage castle intact.As many are just ruins.You are provided with an audio guide which is most informative.Very good value at £6 per adult.

Thank Carole K
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
Just a couple of hours at the castle but if it is a nice day you may want to enjoy the view over to the Falmouth area for a bit longer. St Mawes village is idyllic!
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mrrowe
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Response from masseyfj5 | Reviewed this property |
We don't have a dog, but we saw lots of people in the village with their dogs on a lead.
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