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OLD STRONGHOLDS OF THE STORMY SCILLY ISLES

OLD STRONGHOLDS OF THE STORMY SCILLY ISLES

S. Mary's is much the largest of the Stilly Islands and is almost circular in shape, save that on the south-west is a narrow isthmus joining it to a peninsula called the Garrison. On the isthmus is Hugh Town, the island capital, and at the north-west corner of the town is Star Castle (bottom), built in Elizabeth's reign. Cromwell's Castle (top) was built in the Civil War, though not by Cromwell himself. It defends the coast of Tresco, the second largest of the Stilly Isles, and was set there in case of a possible French invasion.

Other pictures from The Storied Isles


ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT: BEACON TOWERS, S. CATHERINE'S POINT AND QUARR ABBEY

ON LUNDY: THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL AND THE LANDING PLACE

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