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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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lovely gardens

Well preserved castle with not too steep access from St Mawes itself. Views of Falmouth and the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
via mobile
Small Castle, Big Impression

We didn't expect much from this small Castle but it really did impress us. We visited St. Mawes... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Greater London, 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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St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Well preserved castle with not too steep access from St Mawes itself. Views of Falmouth and the estuary are stunning. Entry is a bit on the expensive sidr, but all of the various floors on the castle were accessible. Recommended

Thank WarwickshireMonty
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We didn't expect much from this small Castle but it really did impress us. We visited St. Mawes Castle one Saturday morning by ferry from Falmouth. They offer an audio guide which is included in your ticket price. Would recommend having the audio tour. It...More

Thank HelenEPReuben
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We entered the reception and were pleased to be accepted as pre paid as we are Cadw members. We were offered the free guided tour (by a mobile phone) which we found extremely interesting. With this deice you can go round at your own speed....More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

What an amazing place, could not believe how much bigger it seemed inside, just packed with history and so interesting.

Thank sarah s
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Well worth visiting. Castle is in very good condition, and complementary audio guide is excellent. Parking signage could be better on the road as we missed it first time past, but otherwise an excellent attraction.

Thank Foxtrot10
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This well preserved old castle is under the care of English Heritage. Built by Henry VIII in the 16th century as a defence against the Spanish, who were keen to occupy the deep-water harbour of nearby Falmouth. Full of well recorded history, and used in...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited this Castle while on a long weekend and found it to be well worth doing . The audio guide was excellent and enabled us to do things at our own pace. The views are breathtaking and we would recommend this as a trip...More

Thank hmunro321
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The castle is nicely preserved and gives a good insight in the life of that era. The audio-guide gave lots of information and was maybe even too detailed. There is a lack of childfriendly information and could be more written information spread over the different...More

Thank Wiejebetje
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a fabulous piece of history. The castle is complete and the accompanying audio devices bring the place to life. You need to be reasonably fit and agile to get about this wonderful piece of our history but I fully recommend it.

Thank David E
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk up to the castle along the water. Went into the castle on an off chance and was impressed with the pretty views. It was dog friendly but dogs must be kept on a lead. Doesn't take long to walk around it,...More

Thank laura121x
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12 August 2017|
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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!
9 September 2016|
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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.