North Coast > 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.
South Coast > 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.
South Coast > Fowey
St Catherine’s Castle is an early artillery fort, probably built during the 1530s to guard the entrance to the Fowey River.
South Coast > Falmouth
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.
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Launceston
An unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Callington
The gardens at Pentillie Castle were described as a ‘National treasure’ by Country House Rescue’s Ruth Watson when she filmed here in 2009.
South Coast > 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.
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.