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The West Country Sights

St. Mawes Castle

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  • St. Mawes
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Outside the village, the well-preserved Tudor-era St. Mawes Castle has a cloverleaf shape that makes it seemingly impregnable, yet during the Civil War its Royalist commander surrendered without firing a shot. (In contrast, Pendennis Castle in Falmouth held out at this time for 23 weeks before submitting to a siege.) Outdoor theater productions occasionally take place here in summer.

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Castle Dr., St. Mawes, TR2 5DE, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4.70
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6; Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., weekends 10–4


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