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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  • August 20, 2017
    Very accessible dramatic castle. Great views from the top fascinating graffiti inside and a great position.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We were on Tresco as part of a day trip to the Scilly Isles and took the beautiful coastal path out to Cromwell's Castle. The site seemed far less managed than many historic sites in the rest of the U...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    After the Tudor foundation Charles' Castle had been destroyed by its surrendering Royalist defenders a new artillery emplacement was needed to guard the channel between Tresco and Bryher. Cromwell's m...  more »
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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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