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10 of the Best Castles to visit in Cornwall

A list of the best castles to visit in Cornwall, with pictures. Follow the explore links to discover more information and images about each Castle.

1. Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

The famous castle ruin on the island of Tintagel. Image by PoE member Hilary Hoad

The local tourist industry in Tintagel leans heavily upon tales surrounding King Arthur and the Knights..[more]

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2. St Catherines Castle, Fowey

Polruan from St Catherine's Castle. Image by PoE member Peter Evans

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3. St Michael's Mount, Marazion

St Michaels Mount, Cornwall, on a windy December day. Image by PoE member Morfe

The priory on St.Michael's mount is dedicated to the Archangel who is believed to have appeared to local..[more]

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4. Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Pendennis Castle Image by PoE member Jennifer Briggs

Built at the side of a naturally deep harbour Pendennis Castle forms one of Henry VIII's coastal defences,..[more]

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5. The Castle Bude

A picture of Bude Image by PoE member poe

Backed in parts by grassy downs, the wide sandy sweep of Bude Bay with creamy waves flowing in endless..[more]

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6. St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle - the sea view. Image by PoE member Vince Hawthorn

Built by Henry VIII between 1540-45 due to the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain. Built..[more]

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7. Caerhays Castle, Gorran

Caerhayes Castle, Gorran, St Austell Image by PoE member Dawn Walters

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8. Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel

Restormel Castle Image by PoE member Kevin Oldham

Built around 1300, once home to Edward, the Black Prince, the great circular shell-keep survives in good..[more]

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9. Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle, Cornwall Image by PoE member Paul Barker

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10. Trematon Castle, Saltash

forder, Saltash Image by PoE member Phil

Famous for its two great bridges than span the River Tamar, this little town, known as 'the gateway to..[more]

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