There are over 270 ancient monuments scheduled by English Heritage across the Duchy, many on Dartmoor and the Isles of Scilly. Sixteen of these are the subject of formal Deeds of Guardianship between the Duchy and English Heritage, including the spectacular castles at Tintagel, Restormel and Launceston in Cornwall.
Hurlers Stone Circles, Cornwall - three Bronze Age ceremonial standing stone circles, arranged in a line.
Launceston Castle, Cornwall – first built following the Norman Conquest when William I made his half brother Earl of Cornwall. It has since been used as the venue for the county assizes and jail, and witnessed the trials and hangings of numerous criminals, the last execution being in 1821.
Restormel Castle, Cornwall – Built in the early 14th Century as a symbol of wealth and status and once home to the Black Prince, Edward, the first Duke of Cornwall. A huge circular keep survives in good condition.
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall – The remains of a 13th Century castle belonging to Richard, Earl of Cornwall on the rugged north Cornish coast.
Lydford Castle and Saxon Town, Devon – 12th Century tower, long used as a prison
Grimspound, Devon – A settlement from the late bronze age with hut remains enclo
sed in a long circular stone wall.