English Heritage in Cornwall

There are some fascinating English Heritage properties in Devon and Cornwall to visit.  For full details click here to go to the English Heritage website or click on the links below to see more about the properties in Cornwall.

Launceston Castle view on map

Launceston Castle

Cornwall | South West

Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, unusual in that during rebuilding one tower was constructed with the remains of the older.

 

Dupath Well view on map

Dupath Well

Cornwall | South West

This charming well-house of around 1500 stands over an ancient spring, believed to cure whooping cough.

 

Penhallam Manor view on map

Penhallam Manor

Cornwall | South West

The low and grass-covered but complete ground-plan of a moated 13th-century manor house, in a delightful woodland setting.

 

King Doniert's Stone view on map

King Doniert's Stone

Cornwall | South West

Two richly carved pieces of a 9th century 'Celtic' cross, with an inscription commemorating Dumgarth, British King of Dumnonia, who drowned in c. AD 875.

 

Trethevy Quoit view on map

Trethevy Quoit

Cornwall | South West

This well-preserved and impressive Neolithic 'dolmen' burial chamber stands 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) high. There are five standing stones, surmounted by a huge capstone.

 

Tintagel Castle view on map

Tintagel Castle

Cornwall | South West

Tintagel Castle is a magical day with its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast. It offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a stunning beach café.

 

Restormel Castle view on map

Restormel Castle

Cornwall | South West

Great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition,standing on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch.

 

St Catherine's Castle view on map

St Catherine's Castle

Cornwall | South West

Discover perhaps what is Cornwall's smallest castle.

 

St Breock Downs Monolith view on map

St Breock Downs Monolith

Cornwall | South West

Originally 5 metres (16 feet) high and weighing some 16.75 tonnes, this is Cornwall's largest and heaviest prehistoric monolith. It stands on the summit of St Breock Downs, offering wonderful views.

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St Mawes Castle view on map

St Mawes Castle

Cornwall | South West

St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.

 

Pendennis Castle view on map

Pendennis Castle

Cornwall | South West

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.

 

Halliggye Fogou view on map

Halliggye Fogou

Cornwall | South West

Roofed and walled in stone, this complex of passages is the largest and best-preserved of several mysterious underground tunnels associated with Cornish Iron Age settlements.

 

Chysauster Ancient Village view on map

Chysauster Ancient Village

Cornwall | South West

The houses line a 'village street', and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms.

 

Carn Euny Ancient Village view on map

Carn Euny Ancient Village

Cornwall | South West

Among the preserved ancient villages in the south west, occupied from the Iron Age until late Roman times. It includes the foundations of stone houses, and an intriguing 'fogou' underground passage.

 

Tregiffian Burial Chamber view on map

Tregiffian Burial Chamber

Cornwall | South West

A Neolithic or early Bronze Age chambered tomb with an entrance passage, walled and roofed with stone slabs, leading into the central chamber.

 

Ballowall Barrow view on map

Ballowall Barrow

Cornwall | South West

In a spectacular cliff-edge position, this unique Bronze Age tomb had a long and complex history as a sacred site. Seen as excavated in 1878 by Cornish antiquarian William Borlase.

 

Hurlers Stone Circles view on map

Hurlers Stone Circles

Cornwall | South West

Three fine late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England.