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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Intact castle.

Lovely to see an English heritage castle intact.As many are just ruins.You are provided with an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carole K
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Bungay
Henry VIII had this castle built!

Highly significant in defending England during the war with Spain and the Spanish Armada... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blackpudding321
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Glasgow, 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...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely to see an English heritage castle intact.As many are just ruins.You are provided with an audio guide which is most informative.Very good value at £6 per adult.

Thank Carole K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly significant in defending England during the war with Spain and the Spanish Armada fleet. Equally relevant during the 2nd World War. A really fascinating fortification.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St Mawes castle is great and even better after they removed the cheesy mannequins that used to be there. The man at the ticket office was charming and helpful,and we had a fabulous day walking and exploring the castle grounds and buildings.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time today. Due to the rain we were the only 2 people there and we spent about an hour here. My partner photographed in and around the castle and u sat inside and had the whole castle to myself for a...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible for the likes of myself to touch walls that have so much History. Not a fan on the earplug thing but each to their own ! Grandson loved being able to run around it all . Full marks for that. Shop tacky and...More

Thank Di B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed. Good example of this kind of castle, also to be found on South coast such as Deal and Walmer. Adequate parking on site. Apparently used in first series of Poldark as a French jail. Helpful and knowledgeable staff as always at...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to the beautiful castle. Very well presented and used the audio control which was very informative. Very interesting

Thank Lesley R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

For a family with children with an imagination, this is great fun. Some listened to the audio guide, some ran around being soldiers - all had fun. A great way to spend a few hours. Don’t expect anything other than a castle, there is no...More

Thank TA1235
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Think this would be better in the hands of the National Trust. Basically empty and uninspiring. Could be much more informative and exciting for children.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Just a 10 minute walk up from St Mawes and you have this magnificent Castle built 1540. Very impressive and with a clear view over to Falmouth. With such a deep channel for large ships it was a critical defence location. Well worth £6 entrance

Thank Richard L
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
Just a couple of hours at the castle but if it is a nice day you may want to enjoy the view over to the Falmouth area for a bit longer. St Mawes village is idyllic!
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Response from masseyfj5 | Reviewed this property |
We don't have a dog, but we saw lots of people in the village with their dogs on a lead.
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