A walk through the history of Tywardreath

To stroll though the history of Tywardreath and see some of sites the village has to offer, start at St Andrew’s Church where Tehidy Road meets Church Street and walk towards The New Inn.

Bear left into Fore Street and up the slope to Mount Bennett Road which becomes Castledore Road and takes you out of the village.

Keep going for around twenty minutes and you’ll reach the entrance to Trenython Manor built in the 19th century by Garibaldi for Colonel Peard, a vital member of his revolutionary army in Italy. Today it’s a hotel popular for weddings and is well worth a visit.

Afterwards keep going up the hill to where Castledore Road meets the B2369 and turn left. In a few minutes you’ll reach the site of an iron age fort thought to be the one-time home of Cornwall’s King Mark who features in the legend of Tristan and Iseult. It was also where the Parliamentary Army surrendered during the English Civil War.


The mines that made up Fowey Consols were spread over a wide area and there isn’t much to see these days as they’re in fields and the views are largely concealed by hedgerows. Finding your way there from Castledore can be quite challenging. Don’t blame us if you get lost!