Although strictly speaking Carn Brea Castle is now a restaurant, the fact that it’s housed within a genuine medieval castle makes this a St Agnes attraction in its own right. Set on top of a hill close to Redruth, Carn Brea Castle dates back to 1379, and this twin towered stone fortress makes a dramatic site as it looms over its Cornish ridge.
Although originally created as a chapel, the years have seen extensive work and changes to the castle and today it looks more like a folly. The restaurant is suitable for the whole family, but the candlelit evening sittings make it a great location for a romantic treat.
You’ll receive a warm welcome from the Jordanian owners that will make any struggles finding the restaurant a distant memory. Speaking of finding the castle – head to Carnkie and make your way along the dirt track (well, how many times in life are you going to drive along a dirt track to reach a castle?) until the road forks. When you see the fork make sure that you turn left. You’ll soon see the restaurant and you can park right outside.