St Mawes - Lannvowsedh

St Mawes/Lannvowsedh is a small town on the Roseland Peninsula and is under a mile by ferry from Falmouth. The town's name comes from the Celtic saint St Maudez who is particularly associated with Brittany. St Mawes was once a busy fishing port but is now a popular tourist location. St Mawes Castle is the smaller of two defensive castles, the other being Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. It was built between 1539 and 1545 and formed part of a chain of castles built by Henry VIII to defend the south coast. The castle is about ¾ of a mile from where the ferry from Falmouth lands at St Mawes.

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