Stay in a Castle at The Garrison

St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Experience Elizabethan England and its military might with a stay at the Star Castle on the island of St. Mary's.

Have a pre dinner drink in the dungeon bar and feel a sense of history on your shoulders as you dine in what was the officer's mess. Then have your post dinner drink down in the dungeon bar - once the most secure prison in Britain.

The Garrison is the heavily fortified headland surrounding Star Castle; the frontline of England's defences since the 16th Century. It is accessed via the Garrison Gate, an original arched gateway which dates back to 1742 - or Sally Port, a low passageway squirreled within the thick defensive walls designed to defend against surprise attacks on the Garrison.

A popular walk around the defences yields beautiful panoramic views of all the islands.

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St Mary's Star Castle Aerial ViewSt Mary's Star Castle Aerial View © VisitScilly
Cruise Ship off the GarrisonCruise Ship off the Garrison © Chris Walker / VisitScilly
Entrance to the GarrisonEntrance to the Garrison © VisitScilly
St Mary's Garrison Star CastleSt Mary's Garrison Star Castle © VisitScilly
Battery on the GarrisonBattery on the Garrison © VisitScilly

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