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Top 10 Recommended Castles in Cornwall


Castles in Cornwall
Tintagel is one of the UK's most famous castles. Perched high above the sea on the North Cornwall coast, the castle and village attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from home and abroad every year. Tintagel Castle is essential UK visiting. However, Cornwall has many other castles we'd recommend you explore. From the squat fortifications of Pendennis and St Mawes to the numerous ancient cliff castles that line the coast, there are plenty of castles to visit. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Castles in Cornwall' for ideas. See also our Top 10 Recommended Castles in South West England and Top 10 Recommended Castles in Devon lists. All suggestions are positioned on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see their exact locations.

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

It is said that King Arthur was conceived at Tintagel Castle. Straddling the mainland and Tintagel Island, the castle is in an extraordinary location. Also walk the South West Coast Path north and south of here.

Pendennis Castle

One of two squat castles on the Falmouth Bay coastline built by Henry VIII to protect Falmouth and St. Mawes. The views from here are spectacular.

St Mawes Castle, Cornwall

Across the water from Falmouth Pendennis Castle, the location is exceptional. In our opinion, St. Mawes is one of the best holiday destinations in Cornwall.

Launceston Castle, Cornwall

If you're heading into Cornwall along the A30 then take the time to stop and explore Launceston. The castle dominates the town. From its tower there are huge views back to Dartmoor National Park.

Restormel Castle, Cornwall

An impressive circular castle keep close to Lanhydrock House and Gardens and The Eden Project. The castle remains within the keep are fascinating.

St Catherine's Castle

At the mouth of the Fowey Estuary, we'd suggest you visit for the views alone. Polruan Blockhouse is across the water.

Caerhays Castle, Cornwall

A mock-medieval castle set behind a pretty beach on the The Roseland Peninsula. Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan to the north east.

Treryn Dinas Fort, Cornwall

Cornwall is famous for its coastline and beaches. Prehistoric man used this rugged landscape to provide natural fortifications. Treryn Dinas Cliff Castle is one of the best. The views to Pedn Vounder Beach are amazing.

The Rumps Cliff Castle, Cornwall

Located on a stunning section of the North Cornwall coastline near the mouth of the Camel Estuary, visit The Rumps Cliff Castle as part of a South West Coast Path walk here.

St Michael's Mount

Built in the twelfth century, walking the causeway at low tide is an unforgettable experience.