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Great circular walk

Wow, what a superb walk. Fantastic views and immaculately restored canons. A great way to spend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great views, interesting history

A good path takes you around the walls. As you complete the circle the view constantly changes. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews circular walk lovely walk star castle interesting walk other islands bracing walk steeped in history plenty of seats porthcressa beach views are stunning information boards hugh town worth a visit coastline batteries fortifications shelter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a superb walk. Fantastic views and immaculately restored canons. A great way to spend a couple of hours walking and taking in the atmosphere. Information boards were well placed explaining the history of the site. Well worth a visit.

Thank HazzaNorfolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good path takes you around the walls. As you complete the circle the view constantly changes. You are able to see the range of smaller islands around St Marys. The history of the Garrison is well worth investigating

Thank johnjanet_531
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around the walls in about 45 minutes. It was the last thing on our itinerary before we got the boat back to Penzance. Pleasant enough and has some good views.

Thank Rich-Lee-Rewarded
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk around the Garrison of an evening. Watch the sun go down over the ocean. Then go find a pub in St Mary's for a drink. What more do you want?

Thank MikeHunterValley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a walk around the old garrison walls and batteries originally built in the 16th century for defence against the Spanish. Used subsequently in later years in the English civil wars and later still against French invasion. It was enhanced for defence in both...More

Thank skynet45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect walk, it goes in a circle and you get little information plaques all around, you get great views of the sea and it’s a must for history lovers, there isn’t a road as it’s just grassy paths so people with not...More

Thank ameliarosenewman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk,nice and level,great views as you walk round,stunning on a sunny day, good for taking photo's

Thank iminthebath
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Good walk, mainly level foot way. Traffic free. Good views across to St Agnes, and lots for the history buffs to take in.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Whether it's sunny or foggy, this is a good & fairly gentle walk once you've got up the first hill. Not a bad wet day activity.

Thank Mark74UK
Reviewed 12 September 2018

If you are visiting the islands and staying in Hugh town then take a walk round the garrison great views of the island of st. Mary's and the other islands. You can see the fortification and information about them.

Thank Susan J
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4 June 2018|
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Response from CiderMonkey | Reviewed this property |
Not at all - it is totally free and about 2.5hrs to walk around taking lots of photos. You can do a guided tour - about £8 from the TIC which is also good and get a more in depth history of the place.