Castles in Cornwall

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Mighty coastal fortresses, beautiful hilltop castles and the legend of King Arthur, visiting castles in Cornwall can be an adventure for all the family. Enjoy the peaceful Cornish countryside, take in fantastic coastal views or watch history come alive.

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  1. Tintagel Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage

    Tintagel Castle

    Tintagel

    For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views.

  2. St Mawes Castle | English Heritage | Cornwall

    St. Mawes Castle

    St. Mawes

    Among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain.

  3. History and Heritage Cornwall | St Michaels Mount | Marazion | Cornwall

    St Michael's Mount

    Marazion

    Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Delve into the history of a fortress.

  4. Activities, Tresco, Isles Of Scilly

    Tresco Island Activities

    Tresco is an island for plant lovers, explorers, and those just wanting to relax on a white sandy beach and enjoy a long leisurely lunch. 

  5. Restormel Castle | Lostiwthiel Cornwall | English Heritage c Christopher Hilton

    Restormel Castle

    Lostwithiel

    The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey.

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