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St. Mawes Castle

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Address: St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
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+44 1326 270526
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This round stone artillery fortress was built for Henry the Eighth in 1542,...

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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This is a great place to visit it is full of very interesting facts you can spend hours in the castle

Reviewed 5 September 2016
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a great place to visit it is full of very interesting facts you can spend hours in the castle

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

What an enjoyable place to visit.the audio tour makes it even more interesting as well. The views were amazing and because it was a hot clear day make it even more beautiful. Lovely little shop and staff very helpful.

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Thank diane p
Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to St Mawes castle. Beautiful gardens and fantastic views. Not too big so a good heritage introduction for children.

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Thank 641julieer
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

While in St Mawes decided to visit this castle. Having visited Pendennis Castle in Falmouth I wasn't sure what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised, and had a great visit. It's worth getting the free audio guide as it is really informative and helps you have a great visit. If you are in St Mawes visit the castle, you... More 

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Thank JonzRit
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A short walk from St Mawes town centre, St Mawes castle is well worth a visit. The castle provides a fun excursion, especially on a clear day.

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Thank TeamGBLondon2012
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great little castle, audio tour gave lots of information. Well worth a visit. We took our 9 year old son with us and he completely enjoyed the trip.

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Thank Lisa145
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

What a delightful place, the castle is fairly small with quite a few narrow staircases to negotiate, but what really makes it worth a visit are the well tended grounds with the most stunning views to be had on all sides. there are plenty of places to sit and take in these views, and lots of things of interest for... More 

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Thank Joan J
Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a holiday cottage within walking place of this castle and what a little gem it is. From the outside it looks small but it's surprisingly spacious. Really interesting audio tour and pretty gardens with fab views over to St Anthony Head. Really nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Nikkisibley
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This charming little gem of a castle with sublime views of the Falmouth Estuary, is well worth a visit. You can see it all in under an hour, but the location and views demand that more time be spent.

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Thank Sian E
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We all loved this castle. Best kept place of history we had seen for a long time. Felt like you could step back in time. Teenagers loved it too.

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