Facilities at St Mawes Castle

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    The upper car park contains 15 spaces and two disabled spaces. When more parking is required, visitors can use the castle's lower car park, which has ample space available. A set of concrete steps and a steep road separate the car parks with the site's entrance. The parking is charged at £3.00 per car, per day, however visitors will receive a refund upon entry to the site. Unfortunately the site is not suitable for coaches, however mini buses are allowed. The nearest off-site car park is located in St Mawes village. Charges apply.

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    Food and Drink

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    There is a vending machine selling hot drinks. The shop sells a selection of snacks including crisps and confectionery.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are plenty of grassed areas and a number of bench seats, although no tables.

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    Shop

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    There is shop which is located in the main entrance (directly on the coastal path). The shop sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs, including children's merchandise, snacks, drinks, books, pewter figures, tankards and rugs.

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    Toilets

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    Male/female and disabled toilets are located in single block near to the visitor entrance. Baby changing facilities can be found in both male and female toilets.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs are permitted in the grounds and in the keep, as long as they are kept on a lead.

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    Gardens

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    The grounds at St Mawes Castle consist of grassed areas and some gardens, which are spread across several levels connected by sloping paths and steps. Wooden bench seating can be found throughout the grounds, and provide a great vantage point for views of the Carrick Roads and St Antony Lighthouse.

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    Audio Tours

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    A free audio tour is available at the castle (booking not required). The audio tour covers the history of the castle, and is voiced by actors who take the parts of historical figures.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities can be found in both male and female toilets.

    Children's Audio Tour

    The audio tour is suitable for children as well as adults.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Although there is no adventure playground, there is plenty of space for children to run around and explore, however ball games and kites are discouraged due to the numerous slopes, drops and steps throughout the grounds.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Unfortunately the site is not compatible with push chairs. Families are invited to leave their pushchairs in the inner courtyard.

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    Please be aware

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    There are steps, slopes and drops as well as rough surfaces within the grounds of the castle and care must be taken when walking around.

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    Venue Hire

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    Available for Event Hire

    The castle is available for corporate and private hire.

    Civil Weddings

    The castle is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

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    Holiday Cottages

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    Fort House sleeps four people.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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