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“Well kept and at a great spot”
Review of St. Mawes Castle

St. Mawes Castle
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This round stone artillery fortress was built for Henry the Eighth in 1542, using a cloverleaf plan with a four-storied round tower. Take the free audio tour to discover life at the castle during the Civil War and explore the castle and grounds with its stunning views out to sea. Child friendly and dog friendly.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s kept in such a great condition. The castle is also at a fabulous location with stunning sea view. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. The kids enjoyed walking about.

Thank KBologna
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"english heritage"
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"well worth a visit"
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"henry viii"
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"mawes castle"
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"entrance fee"
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"great place to visit"
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"free audio"
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"carrick roads"
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"own pace"
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"lovely grounds"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"small shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Lin D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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☹️

Thank starrockcottage
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank pmorris99
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