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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.

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.

West Cornwall
The island world of St Michael’s Mount is one of the jewels in Cornwall’s crown. Hop on a boat, or walk across the causeway during low tide, to a community where modern life meets over a thousand years of history. Advanced booking is now essential.

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 > 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.

South Coast
Caerhays Castle and Gardens is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the south Cornish coast halfway between Truro and St. Austell. The gardens and castle are usually open to the public from mid Feburary to mid June.

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.