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St. Mawes Town Information

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St. Mawes Castle - Photo © Tony Atkin
St. Mawes Castle - Photo: Tony Atkin CCL

  Yachting, swimming and sun seeking are the stock in trade of this prosperous harbour resort opposite Falmouth on the Roseland peninsula.

Its sturdy, well-preserved castle was built in 1542 by Henry V111 to help guard the Fal estuary against a French invasion that never materialised.