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Cromwell's Castle, Tresco
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Built in 1651 after the Royalist Scillies were conquered, Cromwell's Castle represents a picturesque piece of history. Walk up the hillside to the castle and explore the round tower, one of the last remaining Cromwellian fortifications in Britain. Make sure to bring shoes with tread as the coastal path gets slippery when wet. The castle overlooks the water where you can watch sailboats pass by. Before you visit the attraction, download the audio guide on the website for an informational visit. Put Cromwell's Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tresco vacation builder.
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  • Good viewpoint to look out to sea & across to Bryher. Full access to explore. Interesting historically. 
  • A wonderful place to just be and relax. Walking on Tresco is superb, you can't get lost and you end up on beautiful spots, just like Cromwell's Castle. 
  • A must visit xxx Gorgeous place, a beautiful walk to it too.... King Charles castle quite near to get to. A great walk after would be to follow the outside edge with care xxx 
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  • Nice walk there and we were benefit he with good weather so a fantastic view of the surround island!
  • Great views and interesting history (there are good signs around the castle). Access is difficult: wear a good pair of walking boots and mind your step on the way and on the stairs in the castle itself.
  • very beautiful place for photography
  • Nice view of the channel on a sunny day, difficult to access by bike as it is on the northern side of the island

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