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Amazing spot for a picnic lunch

It's a short (but steep) walk out of Fowey and worth it for the beautiful views back to Fowey and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Windsor, United Kingdom
Great view

A small fort rather than a castle. It's a bit of a walk, the steps up from the beach lead to a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to St Catherine's castle is as much about the ruins as it is about the amazing views from the location. It is at least a half hour walk from the village to Readymoney beach, a great little cove with a sandy beach. From...More

Thank tasgard
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will pass it on your hike along the south coastal cornwall walk. But it is not an impressive structure.

Thank Rosemarie C
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It's a short (but steep) walk out of Fowey and worth it for the beautiful views back to Fowey and Polruan. We had our sandwiches up there and it was peaceful and quiet. The actual castle is small but worth a look to stretch the...More

Thank akm515
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A small fort rather than a castle. It's a bit of a walk, the steps up from the beach lead to a slightly more difficult climb over quite rough ground. For an easier route go through the village to the start of the Pilgrims Way...More

2  Thank suzibink
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The "castle" is actually a ruin but by climbing the stone steps you get an elevated view towards Polruan and Fowey estuary.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visited the castle on a short coastal path walk we found. It’s an attraction, however there isn’t really any information about it on display. You get nice views out across the bay.

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

As the title suggests, the walk to St. Catherine's Castle is an easy one from Fowey. The walk can even be broken by pausing st Readymoney Cove en route (Readymoney Cove is actually worth the walk in it's own right). There's not a great deal...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

St Catherine's Castle is a clear landmark in Fowey and Polruan and adds an interesting history. It is a run, but in good condition. I would have liked to had more information about it. It is not far from Ready Money Cove and just off...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The views up and down the river Fowey were beautiful and was quite romantic. The castle was more for looking from the outside however you can go inside if you wish

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Visited st Catherine's castle in the late afternoon it was a lovely hike up to the castle and free bar the parking. The beach and views over Fowey were lovely and like being abroad somewhere. Would recommend to anybody.

Thank Abi G
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9 August 2015|
Response from Cornish_traveller43 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! No car park - you have to walk from the one above Readymoney; walk down (past Dawn French's house) to the beach & up through the woods out to the promontory. No wheelchair access. Glorious view of Fowey & Polruan... More