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“Small but perfectly formed”
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.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A lovely little castle to visit on a sunny day (can imagine its not great in the rain!) with two car parks which are free for fee paying visitors. The entrance charge is relatively minimal at under £5 but before you enter ensure you are up for lots of steps and narrow entrance ways to get the most out of this mini fortress. The views are great out into the channel, across to Falmouth and back into St Mawes harbour. There are at least 5 levels of the castle to explore including a squeeze up into the top turret tower. There are also expansive grounds to wander around and admire the might of these ancient defences.

Thank SaraTravels22
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Good value, interesting and generally well worth a visit. Make sure you take advantage of the inclusive audio tour.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We visited St. Mawes castle on a sunny day in July and spent a good few hours exploring this excellently preserved tudor building. The views across St. Mawes and Falmouth are breathtaking, and the castle gives a real sense of the threat of invasion that Henry VIII must have felt during his reign. The accompanying glossy guide is also well worth the cost of a few extra pounds to provide you with a detailed description of the castle and its lifetime.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Views, gardens and setting very beautiful worth a visit. The castle interior is very atmospheric and reeks history.

Thank InterestedHuff
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was a really good castle, easy to see how things would have been when it was in use. Stunning views across the water very helpful staff.

Thank tillysam
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