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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This beautiful mansion sits on the hill above the busy harbour of Padstow and the grounds boast some of the finest views over its ancient Deer Park and the Camel Estuary to Rock and Bodmin Moor beyond.
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.
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.
The gardens at Pentillie Castle were described as a ‘National treasure’ by Country House Rescue’s Ruth Watson when she filmed here in 2009.
For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion.