By: Blonde One


English Heritage have this amazing castle in their care and I visited it on our recent trip to the Isles of Scilly. The castle is one of very few Cromwellian fortifications in Britain now so it is a very special place. It has plenty of interesting features left including the canons guarding the islands from attack from the Atlantic Ocean. The castle was built in 1651 to replace King Charles’ Castle which sat on the hill above it. Both castles are within easy reach on the island of Tresco, one of the five inhabited islands that makes up the archipelago of 145 islands. It is a lovely walk along a coastal footpath to get to Cromwell’s Castle and a short walk up the hill to King Charles’. Both have information boards which help to make these a worthy stop on a walk around the island.