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Cromwell's Castle

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Love both Castles in Tresco

We always visit both castles on Tresco on walk around island . Our friends up Kids - 18-23 still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Worth a look

Getting to the castle is challenging, there are no toilets or gift shops, but if you like history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit both castles on Tresco on walk around island . Our friends up Kids - 18-23 still love them after all these years. Great views across to Bryher

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to the castle is challenging, there are no toilets or gift shops, but if you like history then this is perfect, great views from the top, and if you look you can find historic graffiti, personally I would like to know what role this...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Love the secluded feel to this location, feels like it has its own little section of Tresco. The view from the top is stunning, as you can see many different parts of the Scillies ta one time.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Access along the coastal path from New Grimsby was a little challenging in a couple of places. An easier route is along the top of Castle Down to King Charles' Castle and then down to the shoreline.

Thank rob0
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We spent the day on Tresco, having caught the boat from St Martin's where we were staying. We picked up a free map on arrival on the quay and were able to follow the coastal path to Cromwell's Castle. A lovely walk, with a great...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I was impressed at the state of the building and ability to access the whole place. Maybe more of a fort than a castle. Especially interesting when comparing it to the earlier King Charles Castle just up the hill. Fabulous location.

Thank JohnMason1957
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We passed this on our walk round Tresco. it has been properly preserved, unlike the ruined King Charles castle further up the hill, which was deliberately destroyed in the Civil War. There are good views from here along the water separating Tresco from Bryher.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

A great view down the harbour towards St Mary's. An up and down narrow path to get here along the edge from Tresco ferry, or much longer and over the top via Charles Battery from the northwest side of Tresco.

Thank Seasonedtraveller33
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views across to Bryher and along the water separating Tresco and Bryher. Great if you like castles and history.

Thank cornwall-blue
Reviewed 30 May 2018

A wonderful walk to the ruined castle in summer the heather is just awesome the view across the channel between Tresco & Bryher is fabulous

Thank Mike B
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