Cromwell's Castle, Tresco

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. Using our world travel planner, Tresco attractions like Cromwell's Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Let’s be honest there’s not much that is free for the kids now. Once you have paid your boat fare to get to Tresco (or if you are staying there) the island is bigger than it looks. There is the garden...  more »
  • This sea defence is a short walk from the quay along typical scillian footpaths taking you across rocky ground, grass path and a myriad of things to trip you up. The castle itself looks in remarkable ...  more »
  • We visited this site on a mild, but rainy wet and very windy day:) Wind gust a little much for my friend, so she did not quite get round it to venture around to entrance and up the steps and in, I jus...  more »
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  • Great historical significance and beautiful scenery.
  • Great view after a nice walk.
  • 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

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