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St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around the south coast to repel any invasion from the continent.

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The main gate is reached via a bridge over a deep drop. In King Henry VIII's day it would have had a drawbridge and the castle would have been equipped with numerous heavy cannon.

St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around the south coast to repel any invasion from the continent.

Tags:   Cornwall St Mawes Castle St Mawes River Fal estuary Tudor architecture King Henry VIII

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The main gate is reached via a bridge over a deep drop. In King Henry VIII's day it would have had a drawbridge and would have been equipped with numerous heavy cannon. The higher floors of the castle are reached by spiral staircase, so designed that a right-handed swordsman attempting to fight his way up the stairs would have been at a disadvantage.

St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around the south coast to repel any invasion from the continent.

Tags:   Cornwall St Mawes St Mawes Castle River Fal estuary spiral staircase Tudor architecture King Henry VIII castles

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In King Henry VIII's day it would have been equipped with numerous heavy cannon. This is one of the higher gun floors.

St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around the south coast to repel any invasion from the continent.

Tags:   Cornwall St Mawes St Mawes Castle gunfloor castles Tudor architecture River Fal estuary King Henry VIII

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St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around the south coast to repel any invasion from the continent.

Tags:   Cornwall St Mawes St Mawes Castle castles towers turrets Tudor architecture King Henry VIII River Fal estuary


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