Castles in Cornwall

  • Tintagel Castle // Tintagel

    Clifftop ruins of castle which was allegedly the fortress used by King Arthur.

  • The Old Blockhouse // Isles of Scilly

    The 16th century Old Blockhouse is located at the southern end of Old Grimsby harbour on Tresco.

  • St Michaels Mount // Marazion

    Island castle set in the middle of Mount's Bay, just off the coast of Marazion. The Mount is now managed by the National Trust but remains the home of St Aubyn family.

  • St Mawes Castle // St Mawes

    Perfectly preserved coastal fortress built by Henry VIII. In partnership with its twin, Pendennis, it guards the entrance of the Fal Estuary.

  • St Catherine's Castle was built, as one of several fortifications running along the south coast in 1536, to protect Fowey harbour from French Invasion and is now managed by English Heritage

  • Restormel Castle // Lostwithiel

    Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.

  • One of a pair of defensive structures, the other being on the far side of the river mouth in Fowey.

  • Pendennis Castle // Falmouth

    Pendennis Castle was built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry VIII as one of a pair of forts, with St Mawes Castle, to protect the Fal Estuary from the threat of invasion from France and Spain

  • Launceston Castle // Launceston

    Castle set on the high motte (mound) of a stronghold built soon after the Norman Conquest

  • King Charles Castle // Isles of Scilly

    Remains of castle built for coastal defence on the north side of Tresco

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