St Mawes Castle

St Mawes, TR2 5DE

If you were a fan of the 1970s BBC drama Poldark, you’re sure to recognise the dramatic coastline surrounding the castle, which featured prominently in the series. St Mawes Castle, which dates back to 1539, sits in these spectacular surroundings.

The castle, originally built as a fortress to defend the south coast of Cornwall, offers stunning views across the estuary towards Falmouth and Pendennis Castle. Visitors can take the opportunity to experience an audio tour of the castle to help bring its history to life – a popular exhibit is a Civil war cannonball found at St Mawes.