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A brilliant complete castle

Probably the best Castle I have ever visited. It's complete and well explained If you belong to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chrissT8030TW
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A must see !

This castle is lovely to see, walk throughout the inside as well as the exterior grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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All reviews audio tour english heritage well worth a visit henry viii mawes castle entry fee great place to visit free audio lovely grounds enjoyable visit carrick roads car park own pace sunny day few hours couple of hours king harry ferry
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Really interesting castle, very much unspoilt. Still intact and much as it would have been when it was constructed in the 1530s/1540s to protect the coast from invading Spaniards and French, following Henry VIII's break with Rome. Wonderful views. Small car park costing £3 unless a member of English Heritage. Only requires an hour to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lin D
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, worth using the audio commentary describing it's history from Henry VIII to the second world wsr

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Had to back up the approach road to King Harry Ferry for quite a long way due to a lorry taking up all the road, shouldn’t be allowed on this ferry! Due to this we missed the ferry and had a long wait. Purpose of this crossing was to visit St Mawes Castle. Got there to find no parking available. Got stuck in traffic at St Mawes village, no parking available so we carried on through as we had no option. Went back to the ferry and back to our accomodation. Worst morning spent in years☹️

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank starrockcottage
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Don’t come here expecting a massive military fort or grand stately Home because it is not. St mawes castle like it’s sister Pendennis Castle is a fortified medieval fort type gun tower. It’s well a preserved structure built by Henry the 8th with a Victorian gun battery which was added later. Smaller than Pendennis it has well laid out and groomed grounds. The castle layout is fascinating and ingenious with English Heritage doing their best to capture the atmosphere of the time. It’s very reasonable to enter and has a free audio tour. Also a good picnic spot on a sunny day. No cafe though just a coffee machine . Recommend

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Situated 10 mins walk from the harbour at St Mawes, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours or walk off that cream tea! Excellent audio guide included and worth having for the extra info. English Heritage members get in free. Unlike most of the castles of this period, this one has not been modified since built so is unique ( I believe). David Starkey did a bit on it in his series on Henry VIII.

Date of experience: June 2018
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