Pendennis Castle at Falmouth seen across the river from St. Mawes Castle.
Falmouth Harbour also seen from St Mawes Castle
The bridge over the moat leading to the keep at St. Mawes Castle
A view from the keep over some cannons ranged along the shore below.
St Mawes village seen from the castle.
Another view of the cannons in front of the keep.
The keep at St Mawes which was built at the same time as Pendennis Castle across the river by King Henry VIII
When seen from the approach road you can see that the keep wasn't very defensible from the land, it was intended to defend the entrance to the harbour from invasion by France or Spain.
Looking back at both St Mawes and Pendennis Castles from the road into the village.
Further into the village St Mawes Castle is hidden from view, Pendennis is still visible.
Looking out to sea there are ships waiting to come into the dry dock in Falmouth or just for orders for their next cargo.
A view across the Percuil River towards St. Anthony. The area between the River Fal and the sea in known as the Roseland Peninsula.
This one is included to show just how clear the sea is around here.
Two photos looking towards the centre of the village and the harbour.
A closer view of the village curving around the shore line.
This old petrol pump is in the village by the harbour. At 2s 3d (11.5p!) a gallon it's hardly surprising they've sold out! Also of note is the AA sign with its very accurate distance to London 263 1/4 miles!
The heart of the village is around its harbour as seen here.
Swans in St. Mawes harbour, clear water again, the seaweed had been purposefully pushed into the corner by boat's prop wash for later removal.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012