At the moment I’m attempting to stay faithful to a countryside theme, but I couldn’t let good old Carn Brea Castle pass by without a mention. Like the previously mentioned Helford River, this is another misnomer, as it’s not a castle at all. Originally constructed as a chapel in 1379, it was extensively rebuilt in the Gothic style by the Basset family in the 1700s, who used the folly as a hunting lodge. The views must have been spectacular, as the castle is situated at the top of Carn Brea Hill, a 750-foot-high summit found about a mile from the town of Redruth. Those visiting the castle will be able to see the remnants of the Neolithic hill-fort that once stood atop Carn Brea, with its earliest occupants knocking around as early as 3700 BC. You will also be able to sample some delicious Middle-Eastern cuisine whilst you’re at it, as Carn Brea Castle was converted into a restaurant in the 1980s. So you get the best of both worlds: Neolithic settlements, pretty castles, and baklava.