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Pendennis Castle CornwallPendennis Castle Falmouth
Pendennis Castle was constructed around 1540 when the threat from the Spanish was of great concern to Henry VIII. He reinforced the whole of the South coast and in addition to Pendennis, he built St. Mawes castle to flank the mouth of the River Fal.
Restormel Castle
Baldwin Fitz Turstin, Sheriff of Cornwall, built the original castle around 1100 AD although it was no more than a timber palisade. The present stone castle was probably built by Robert de Cardiman in about 1200. Today Restormel belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall as in 1337 the castle was given to Edward, The Black Prince, the first Duke of Cornwall who is reported to have held court there on at least two occasions.
Restormel Castle Cornwall
St Mawes Castle CornwallSt Mawes Castle Falmouth
St Mawes Castle benefits from a wonderful waterside setting and is one of the most intact examples of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses. Henry built St Mawes between 1539 and 1545 and, in conjunction with Pendennis Castle it was intended to protect the Fal estuary from invasion by the Spanish.
Launceston Castle
Before the Thirteenth Century Launceston was called Dunheved and even today many of the streets and buildings still bear this name.....
Launceston Castle Cornwall
Tintagel Castle CornwallTintagel Castle
Romantic stories linking Tintagel Castle to the Round Table, knights and chivalry are exciting and magical but little is based on historical fact. The first link to the legend was in 1130 when Geoffrey de Monmouth published the ‘History of Britain’ and claimed that Tintagel was the birthplace of King Arthur.
Pengersick Castle
A castle has stood at Pengersick since the Middle Ages and sometime around 1550 it was rebuilt and fortified as a Tudor manor. The tower of this building was four storeys high with the top floors being for domestic use and the ground floors mostly defensive...
Pengersick Castle Cornwall
Caerhays Castle CornwallCaerhays Castle
Caerhays Castle overlooks Porthluney Cove, near Mevagissy and it is four miles south east of Tregoney. The castle and its grounds enjoy a well sheltered spot protected from the worst winds...

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