St Mawes Castle

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.

Advanced booking

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.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
There is a dog bowl at main entrance.
Wheelchair Access
There are no ramps at the site. Wheelchair access is extremely restricted, although is possible to enter the shop and courtyard.
Disabled Parking
The 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 Transport
No
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
Seating areas include benches inside the keep and around the grounds.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
The main pathway surfaces are a combination of loose gravel and grass.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the smell of flowers in the garden and the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
There is a dog bowl at main entrance.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
There are low light levels on dull days in the forward bastion and kitchen.
Colour Contrasts
The interior stairwells may prove hazardous.
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
There is a dog bowl at main entrance.
Induction Loops
Permanent induction loops are available in the shop only.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the smell of flowers in the garden and the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.
Handling Objects
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
St Mawes is located on the shore line, however the site does have perimeter fencing.
Trip Hazard
Yes
Sheer Drop
There is a sheer drop to the shore line, although it is fenced off.
Slip Hazard
Yes
Steep Slope
There are many slopes.
Steep Stairs
There is an uneven spiral staircase connecting all floors in the keep, and steps throughout the grounds.
Beware Of Traffic
Care should be taken when walking from the car park to the castle.
Uneven Ground
Yes
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