Castles in Cornwall

  • King Charles Castle // Isles of Scilly

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

  • Harrys Walls // Isles of Scilly

    16th-century fort built over St Mary's Pool harbour, but never finished

  • Cromwells Castle // Isles of Scilly

    17th-century round tower positioned on a rocky promontory guarding the anchorage between Bryher and Tresco.

  • Garrison Walls // Isles of Scilly

    Extensive defensive walls and earthworks dating back to the 16th century

  • Tintagel Castle // Tintagel

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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