Castles monuments in Cornwall
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Cornwall

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Cornwall ...

Cornwall Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabCHYSAUSTER ANCIENT VILLAGECastles & Historic Monuments
Chysauster is located 2 miles NW of Gulval, North of Penzance off the B3311
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The inhabitants of this deserted ancient Romano-Cornish settlement occupied the site almost 2000 years ago.

The village consisted of stonewalled homesteads known as courtyard houses, which are only found on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. Each had an open courtyard surrounded by rooms thatched with turf, actually forming one of the oldest 'village streets' in the country.

Today the walls survive amongst the natural landscape of wild flowers and windswept heather giving a glance at what life must have been like in ancient Cornwall.
Tel: 07831 757934See our website

blank tabEAST POOL MINECastles & Historic Monuments
Trevithick Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3NP
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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.
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Tel: 01209315027 or 01209 210900 (Booking)
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blank tabPENDENNIS CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP
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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.

blank tabST. MAWES CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
St. Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DE
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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.
Tel: 01326 270526
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blank tabST. MICHAELS MOUNTCastles & Historic Monuments
Manor Office, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF
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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.
Tel: 01736 710507 or 01736 710265 (Tide & Ferry)
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Cotehele Mill

St. Dominick, nr Saltash, PL12 6TA
Tel: 01579 350606

Cotehele Mill Photo  Claire Ward
Cotehele Mill -
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Restored working watermill and agricultural workshops. Tucked away in dense woodland, the mill is a fine reminder of the recent past when corn was ground here for the local community.

Flour is again produced regularly and is available for sale.

Nearby, a range of outbuildings containing a collection of blacksmiths, carpenters, wheelwrights and saddlers tools is presented as workshops, giving an insight into the working lives of local craftsmen.

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An Afternoon at Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Gaol - Photo  Phil Williams
Bodmin Gaol -
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A visit to the former Cornwall County prison can be a scary experience for those of a fearful disposition.

The grim building dates back to 1776 and the exhibition within its austere walls has doubled in size since it first opened.

Nothing daunted, however, we bought our tickets and having been pointed in the right direction, set off below stairs to the dungeons, the comforting words, "See you in the morning!" ringing in our ears. More...

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Exploring Cornwall's Standing Stones

Hurlers Stone Circle - Photo  Phil Windley
Hurlers Stone Circle -
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Cornwall is a popular holiday destination, but apart from the obvious tourist attractions, it's also home to a host of ancient relics.

For families wanting to explore areas off the beaten track, there's plenty on offer. More...

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In the Footsteps of Merlin: Exploring Tintagel

Tintagel Castle - Photo  chestertouristcom
Tintagel Castle - Photo: chestertouristcom CCL


High on the jagged cliffs of England's south western coastline lay not only the remains of a long abandoned castle but the mythical birthplace as well of one of this country's most enduring legends: King Arthur. 



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Caerhays Castle

Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY
Tel: 01872 501310    Fax: 01872 501870
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