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Cromwell's Castle

Tresco Delivery Office New Grimsby | New Grimsby, TR24 0QE, England
+44 117 975 0700
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Good fun with the kids and free

Let’s be honest there’s not much that is free for the kids now. Once you have paid your boat fare... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Simon F
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Bude
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Just love ancient sea defences

This sea defence is a short walk from the quay along typical scillian footpaths taking you across... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Dave H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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"english heritage"
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"great walk"
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"information boards"
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"stunning views"
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"no charge"
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"step back in time"
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"nice place to visit"
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"civil war"
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"vantage point"
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"low tide"
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"didn't disappoint"
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Let’s be honest there’s not much that is free for the kids now. Once you have paid your boat fare to get to Tresco (or if you are staying there) the island is bigger than it looks. There is the gardens which can easily absorb...More

Thank Simon F
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This sea defence is a short walk from the quay along typical scillian footpaths taking you across rocky ground, grass path and a myriad of things to trip you up. The castle itself looks in remarkable condition and quite clearly was never on the receiving...More

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited this site on a mild, but rainy wet and very windy day:) Wind gust a little much for my friend, so she did not quite get round it to venture around to entrance and up the steps and in, I just managed, but...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very well preserved civil war structure, even has loads of 300 year old graffiti scratched into the plaster work by soldiers who were stationed there during that period. Wonderful views across the sound towards neighbouring island of Bryher. Bit of a hike to get there,...More

Thank Clive G
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Scilly, especially to see the castle. It didn't disappoint. Stunning views of the castle and island from the hill above.

Thank ajamesh
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walk out to view the tower which gives a good view of bryher and at low tide to see the sand banks across. Also to climb the tower and feel the history. Also works up a nice little hunger for some nice grub

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very accessible dramatic castle. Great views from the top fascinating graffiti inside and a great position.

Thank ChrisH468975
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were on Tresco as part of a day trip to the Scilly Isles and took the beautiful coastal path out to Cromwell's Castle. The site seemed far less managed than many historic sites in the rest of the UK and was all the better...More

Thank 7ET18M
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

After the Tudor foundation Charles' Castle had been destroyed by its surrendering Royalist defenders a new artillery emplacement was needed to guard the channel between Tresco and Bryher. Cromwell's military engineers constructed this on a site less suited to repel and land attack , and...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

When we landed at the quay we saw the signs to Cromwell's Castle. I was excited to see this as I loved that period of history of Cromwell and the Restoration. Although, I was not expecting the hike to get there. I think I was...More

1  Thank Samantha S
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