Castles in Cornwall

  • Cromwell's Castle / Isles of Scilly

    Cromwell's Castle - Tresco, 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

  • Harrys Walls / Isles of Scilly

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

  • King Charles Castle / Isles of Scilly

    King Charles' Castle - Tresco

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

  • Launceston Castle / Launceston

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

  • 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

  • One of a pair of defensive structures, the other being on the far side of the river mouth in Fowey. The blockhouses were linked by a huge metal chain which could be raised to prevent ships entering the harbour during an attack. Built in 1380 primarily to defend from French and Spanish.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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