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“Great day Out At St Mawes Castle”
Review of St. Mawes Castle

St. Mawes Castle
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great day Out At St Mawes Castle”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I've been wanting to visit St Mawes Castle for a long time and i have to say i wasn't disappointed. It's a bit awkward to get too, especially from Hayle but we did find the car ferry on the way back which made it a lot easier. The castle is small in comparison to a lot of castles but that's reflected in the price and the views from the castle over to Pendennis Castle are tremendous. The castle is well maintained and the grounds are very picturesque, The village is so pretty it's well worth a visit too.

Visited June 2014
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Penarth - Vale of Glamorgan - Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“a charming place”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

If staying at 'The Idle Rocks', or simply stopping by for a crab sandwich, a stroll through St Mawes will take you to the castle. It is a pleasant stroll and well worth visiting for his architecture and its charming situation next to the sea.

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A return to my past!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

50 years' later I returned to St. Mawes, where my family used to rent a self accommodating apartment above the "old fire station". For me these were the most exciting memories! The old castle, built by Henry VIII, now in the hands of English Heritage was a feast for my eyes! Well preserved and a delight to visit!

Visited June 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit, great location”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Lovely location, good audio tour, very interesting visit with great views across the Carrick Roads and to St Anthony's Lighthouse

Visited June 2014
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A 'must' for Henry VIII fans”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to this castle. We used the audio guides, which gave us so much more information and enjoyment to our visit. Our daughter had just sat her A level history exam on the Tudors, so she was fascinated to visit one of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses. Excellent location overlooking Fal estuary towards Pendennis Castle (also English Heritage). Car park next to castle and tea & coffee available in shop. Venue can be hired for weddings April-Sept. on Saturdays, so check before setting out, that Castle is open.

Visited June 2014
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