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Ship and Castle Hotel

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The Local Area around St Mawes, Cornwall

Great things to do while you are staying at the Ship and Castle Hotel:

The village of St Mawes is on the Roseland Peninsula – one of Cornwall’s hidden gems, where you’ll find tiny coves and sandy beaches, wonderful walking trails, watersports and boat trips, incredible countyside, and enough attractions and activities to keep the family busy for weeks on end.

Visit St Mawes visitor information.

On the doorstep:

Many of the local attractions are nearer when you access them via the water, rather than by car. So your first point of call is to check out the various ferries and river trips:

St Mawes Ferry, 100 metres
The St Mawes Ferry provides regular pedestrian ferry link from St Mawes to Falmouth, while Enterprise Boats offer scenic boat trips from Falmouth to Trelissick Gardens, Malpas and Truro, and Place Ferry offers a seasonal passenger ferry between St Mawes and Place, enabling you to visit St Anthony Head.

Kayaks, Water Taxi and Mini Cruises, 200 metres
Explore the Percuil River, the beaches and coves, and even as far as St Anthony’s Head Lighthouse.

South West Coast Path
The Ship and Castle Hotel is part of the incredible adventure of the South West Coast Path – with an official leg linking the hotel and St Just in Roseland Walk.

Days out:

The Roseland Heritage Coast and beaches, 3-10 miles
Just a treasure trove of beaches, coves and creeks. Some of England’s most beautiful, secluded spots, wondrous viewing points. Carne, Pendower, Porthbean, Porthcurrick, Portscatho are just a few of the beaches that you must discover while you’re staying at the Ship and Castle.

Trelissick Garden National Trust, 6 miles
A welcoming garden with lovely views of the sea and woodland walks.

Caerhays Castle, 14 miles
A magical castle and gardens by the sea, set on the South West Coast Path, with access to Portholland Beach and the lovely Beach Café.

Falmouth, 14 miles by car
A buzzing little town that you can reach by the sea to get to the shops, the restaurants, cafés, beaches, Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum.

Mevagissey, 16 miles
A quaint harbourside village with a tradition of boat-building. Take a fishing trip from the harbour or a ferry to Fowey.

Pendennis Castle, 17 miles by car
Set on a headland with amazing sea views, this picturesque Tudor Castle is in amazing condition and has lovely café as well as a wide range of exhibits.

Lost Gardens of Heligan, 17 miles
One of England’s finest gardens – a truly magical experience with regular events, wonderful walks across 200 acres of woodland and farmland.

Eden Project, 24 miles
Nestled in a huge crater, the massive biomes house a huge indoor rainforest. There’s also an incredible zipwire and adventure activities, restaurants and fascinating exhibitions.