King Charless Castle

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King Charless Castle: King Charles's Castle is a coastal artillery fort built 1550-1554 during the reign of Edward VI. It was a semi-hexagonal structure to provide a wide field of fire and two-storeyed to give at least two tiers of guns. The domestic quarters for the garrison were at the rear. During the Civil War low earthwork defences were thrown up beyond the castle to protect it from landward attack.


Now in ruins.

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Located 3/4 mile Northwest of New Grimsby. Coastal location, approach with care

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Free

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Address: King Charles's Castle, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, UK
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