There are few places in the UK with as much variety as the South West of England. From rugged coastlines to windswept national parks, there’s something for everyone in the region, and that something includes castles – lots and lots of castles. Yes, not only is the South West of England famous for good food and even better photo locations, but it’s also full of ruined castles, functioning castles and everything in between. Here’s your complete guide to the best castles you definitely won’t want to miss in South West England!
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall
Separated from land by the sea, the conical tidal island of St Michael’s Mount rises up, dominating the surrounding landscape. And if the name reminds you of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France then you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. The island originally belonged to the same order of monks who lived and worked on St