Access at St Mawes Castle
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include an online discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available.
You are booking a day ticket and can arrive at any time within our opening hours, and stay for as long as you like.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl at main entrance.Wheelchair AccessThere are no ramps at the site. Wheelchair access is extremely restricted, although is possible to enter the shop and courtyard.Disabled ParkingThe disabled parking is located approximately 30 yards from the entrance (visitors will need to be able to cross a path/walk down steps after parking).OnSite TransportNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsSeating areas include benches inside the keep and around the grounds.Pathways Surface And GradientsThe main pathway surfaces are a combination of loose gravel and grass.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the smell of flowers in the garden and the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.Dog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl at main entrance.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingThere are low light levels on dull days in the forward bastion and kitchen.Colour ContrastsThe interior stairwells may prove hazardous.Large PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl at main entrance.Induction LoopsPermanent induction loops are available in the shop only.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the smell of flowers in the garden and the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.Handling ObjectsNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterSt Mawes is located on the shore line, however the site does have perimeter fencing.Trip HazardYesSheer DropThere is a sheer drop to the shore line, although it is fenced off.Slip HazardYesSteep SlopeThere are many slopes.Steep StairsThere is an uneven spiral staircase connecting all floors in the keep, and steps throughout the grounds.Beware Of TrafficCare should be taken when walking from the car park to the castle.Uneven GroundYes