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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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This is the 2nd time I've been and just as good as the first time! Very informative with the guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy N
Halifax, United Kingdom
via mobile
Compact and Interesting!

We always visit when in the area. Fantastic situation overlooking Falmouth Harboour.. The history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian A
Taunton, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+44 1326 270526
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time I've been and just as good as the first time! Very informative with the guide headsets, staff are very friendly and Castle even though just really a shell is still very interesting! Actually this time was better as well because...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always visit when in the area. Fantastic situation overlooking Falmouth Harboour.. The history is clearly explained in the audio guide. Possible to see the whole site during a short visit.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not much to see here really and it's very similar to the larger Pendennis Castle. Still an enjoyable visit though. We got there from the first ferry from Falmouth and had the place more or less to ourselves. Very peaceful with great views. The entrance...More

Thank webme
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Audio tour really brought this to life and you can explore it all at your own pace. It really is very pretty for a fort!

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find recommended to us to visit. A lovely warm welcome from the lady on reception. Gave us lots of information and an audio guide which was well worth it giving so much information and making it very real. Takes you into all the...More

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning little castle overlooking the Fal Estuary is a must see. The audio tour is brilliant, bringing the castle to life with commentary and information about the building, its residents and its important history. Its a real gem, a piece of british history and...More

Thank stephen c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King Henry VIII had this and the Falmouth castle built to protect against an expected French attack. It is very well preserved and the views of the town, bay and across the waterway are worth a good picture.

Thank masseyfj5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small castle is nevertheless very interesting and set in an idyllic spot on the headland overlooking the Carrick roads (an inlet of the sea). Dating back to Henry V111's time, it was built as a fortification and protection from invaders, its sister castle is...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although appearing quite small from the outside, St Mawes Castle has more than its fair share of interesting rooms and exhibits to while away the time. Being owned by English Heritage, the castle is well preserved and immaculate. It dates back to the time of...More

1  Thank Vince H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place, absolutely awesome views across to pendent is castle, good reception and parking area, nice welcome, great information about every room good audio tour,so interesting, spent 2 hours here, well worth it, good shop, no cafe, but refreshments to purchase,

1  Thank halsteadpam1
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is it dog friendly
9 September 2016|
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Response from MrsWilliams75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are very much welcome.