The Castle from the south © Mandy Dee

Known as Marisco Castle after the lords of the island in the 13th century, the castle stands at the southern end of the island overlooking the Landing Bay.

Following the downfall of William de Marisco Henry III ordered the Sheriff of Devon to construct a masonry tower in a good location with a bailey-wall. This tower is presumably the castle "keep" but most of the surviving walls of the castle appear to date from the time of the civil war and excavations have been inconclusive.

Anti-aircraft trench

Battery Point

Beacon Hill

Brazen Ward

Brick Field

Halfway Wall

John O'Groat's House

Mangonel Battery


Montagu Steps

MV Kaaksburg


Punchbowl Valley

Quarry Cottages


Quarter Wall

Rocket Pole



The Devil's Limekiln

The Devil's Slide

The Earthquake

Landing Bay

North Light

Old Light

The Pyramid


South Light



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