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Castles in Cornwall


King Charles Castle

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

Harrys Walls

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

Cromwells Castle

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

Garrison Walls

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

Tintagel Castle

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

St Mawes Castle

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

Restormel Castle

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

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

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

St Michaels Mount

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.

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