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St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
+44 1326 270526
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Really interesting place to visit.

Had a great time at this castle, the recorded guide was really interesting and the views across the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave J
Amazing veiws

Be prepared for steps but st Mawes castle has some spectacular veiws. This castle is beautiful well... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
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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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St Mawes TR2 5DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at this castle, the recorded guide was really interesting and the views across the estuary are stunning. Eating our picnic lunch outside taking in the view was a lovely way to spend a Sunday lunchtime. The only thing missing is a...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Be prepared for steps but st Mawes castle has some spectacular veiws. This castle is beautiful well worth a walk around.

Thank 863heidiv
Reviewed 2 November 2017

this is a small but perfectly preserved castle . Well worth having the free audio guide rather than just walk around aimlessly. Very informative and interesting . Maybe a little bit of a tough walk if you are less abled(as more castles are). The grounds...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

When I last visited St Mawes Castle, many years previously, there was not much there. With the weather being bad, whilst staying nearby, I decided to give it another shot and very glad that I did. They seemed to have opened up more of the...More

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a great little place St Maws is. The castle well worth a visit. Nice easy walk to it from the harbour. Great little bakery that can fill most appetites. Use the boats for a nice trip trip round the coast

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small castle but as the saying goes perfectly formed. One of Henry viii s coastal battlements and it is steeped in history. It's on a number of levels and not suitable for the less abled. We got here via the ferry from...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

St. Mawes castle is well worth a visit. It is in a good state of preservation and the audio guide gives a great insight into the history during Henry V111's time. There are lovely views across the harbour and Pendennis Caste opposite. Superb photo opportunities...More

Thank rosebayfind
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this castle and it's deceptively big interior! Loved all the classic windy staircases and the views were stunning. Walking in down the grounds was lovely as well and at only £5 something per adult I thought it was better than it's partner castle Pendennis....More

Thank Abi G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wonderfully preserved and sure Henry V111 would still recognise it. The children loved it with all the floors and "characters" in the rooms. Fantastic views of the Carrick Roads that Henry wanted to protect and the sister castle on the other sides. Nice grounds and...More

Thank NickyPuss
Reviewed 16 October 2017

From here, you can look across the Falmouth Harbour and see Pendennis Castle. Protection hundreds of years ago. These vital points may have been used during the two great wars. It is worth taking the audio tour.

Thank Jeffrey M
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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.