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Small but we were impressed

There are two walks leading to the castle from Readymoney Cove. From the beach there is a steep... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mainz, Germany
Worth a visit

Worth a visit to learn of the history in protecting the entrance to the River Fowey. Dates from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Gransden
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3/4 mile from Readymoney Cove car park, Fowey PL23 1JD, England
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All reviews readymoney cove small fort gun emplacements managed by english heritage vantage point lovely walk well worth the visit well worth the effort the river ruin path henry views woods mausoleum sea climb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here recently and were a little disappointed . Although there was a sign in the car park stating it is a ruin , it did not say how little there was left of this castle .However ,all was not lost as the views...More

Thank MXMal550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two walks leading to the castle from Readymoney Cove. From the beach there is a steep, stepped walkway interspersed with pathways which can be a bit slippy when wet. The much longer but gradual climb is from the road by the refreshments and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit to learn of the history in protecting the entrance to the River Fowey. Dates from HenryVIII.

Thank BarryG1435
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The steep steps and paths that take you up from the beach and out to the castle, the anticipation of finding something impressive the romance and imagination associated with a castle are the things that make getting out to this promontory worthwhile. It's a very...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Decided not to let the wet weather keep us indoors and walked all the way from Bodinnick ferry to here and back again. Great to see the crashing waves and angry sea - the castle is empty but worth the walk for the views.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Quite difficult to access as the area is very steep. Worth a look but not for the unfit! Lovely views though.

Thank Linda g
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

1  Thank tasgard
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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
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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