Castles in Cornwall
Cromwell's 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
Harrys Walls / Isles of Scilly
16th-century fort built over St Mary's Pool harbour, but never finished
King Charles Castle / Isles of Scilly
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
Polruan Blockhouse / Fowey
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 Catherines Castle / Fowey
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.