Crowning a hill, commanding a major crossing of the River Fowey, the Castle stands within a deep and wide dry moat. The circular wall forms a large 13th Century Shell Keep, with domestic buildings inside and a large, rectangular chapel protruding outside it. The Keep is entered through a strong gateway that projects into the moat. The original Castle was a wooden stronghold with many important buildings protected by only a timber palisade. The later stone castle with impressive rooms and large windows was more a symbol of status and power than a fortress.
Parking, toilets, retail point, special events. 15% discount for groups of 11 or more.
1/4 - 30/6 open daily - 10:00 - 17:00
1/7 - 31/8 open daily - 10:00 - 18:00
1/9 - 30/9 open daily - 10:00 - 17:00
1/10 - 31/10 open daily 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 1/11/11 to 31/3/12