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Cromwell's Castle, Tresco

(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were here in February but on a sunny day decided to walk to King Charles' and Cromwell's castle. The rugged terrain of the northern tip give it a wilder feeling than the rest of the island and you ...  more »
  • No charge for entry, in fact it is unstaffed, but a few interpretation panels help to explain what is around you. The track to get to the castle is uneven, narrow and steep in places, which adds to th...  more »
  • Worth the walk. An interesting piece of history. Usual information boards. An uphill walk takes you to an earlier castle ruin built in King Charles` time. Nice views across to Bryher.  more »
Google
  • 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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