|EAST POOL MINE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Trevithick Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3NP|
Cornwall's engine houses are dramatic reminders of the time when the county was a powerhouse of tin, copper and china clay mining. These two great beam engines were used for pumping water (from a depth of over 550m) and for winding men and ore up and down. The engines were originally powered by high-pressure steam, introduced by the local engineer Richard Trevithick. Today one is rotated by electricity. The site also includes the Industrial Discovery Centre at East Pool, which provides an overview of Cornwall's industrial heritage and incorporates a fascinating audio-visual presentation. Also part of the world heritage site for Cornish mines.
|PENDENNIS CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP|
Described as "Cornwalls greatest fortress", Pendennis is a well-preserved fort built by Henry VIII to protect the River Fal estuary and Falmouth from French or Spanish invaders.
In use even up until the second world war, the castle has lots for visitors to see. There is an interactive exhibition at the Royal Artillery Barracks where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle.
You can explore the cells of the WWI guard house descend through secret tunnels to the big guns of Half Moon Battery. Tea room.
|ST. MAWES CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|St. Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DE|
Built in the time of Henry VIII, this well-preserved coastal fortress was intended to protect Falmouth and its anchorage from invasion by the French.
On the opposite headlands stands Pendennis Castle and between them are uninterrupted views of the Fal estuary.
Designed as a fortification against seaborne invasion, the castle was easily captured by the Parliamentarians in 1646.
Let our free audio tour bring the fascinating history to life or relax in the lovely grounds and enjoy its breathtaking setting. Why not bring a picnic to complete a perfect family visit. Please note: The castle is closed on Saturdays from April through to October.
|ST. MICHAELS MOUNT||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Manor Office, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF|
Explore the amazing island world of St Michaels Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history.
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and walk the causeway at low water or enjoy a short motor boat trip when the tide is in getting to St Michaels Mount is always an adventure.
Climb the ancient, cobbled path to the inspiring medieval castle, gaze down at the beautiful gardens and enjoy magnificent views across the bay to Penzance.