ST MARY'S, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
An unfinished artillery fort, built above St Mary's Pool harbour in 1552-53. The 'Harry' mentioned is Henry VIII, who ordered a chain of fortresses built in southern England to protect the coast from possible French or Spanish incursion. No work was completed during Henry's reign, but Edward VI began the building. After a while it became clear that this location wasn't the best, so the fortress was abandoned. Over the years, much of the stone has been taken away.
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Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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