Discover 450 years of history at Pendennis Castle.
Situated on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses. The castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times, and played a vital role during the two World Wars.
Today as you explore the picturesque castle, experience life as a soldier guarding the shores. Explore tunnels and underground magazines, meet costumed characters from the past, and race to the top of the Keep to spot enemies on the horizon. As you admire the unrivalled views over Falmouth, look out for sea-faring vessels of many kinds and a huge range of wildlife, birds and coastal creatures.
During the First World War, Pendennis became the headquarters of 'Fortress Falmouth' - a story retold through displays and moving first-hand accounts. Discover the story of John Glasson Thomas, a Cornish soldier whose letters offer a very special record of one man's Great War.
Entertain all the family with exciting events every school holiday, including the Knights’ Tournaments and Legendary Jousts through the summer. Witness the blast of the noon day gun (daily 1 April - 31 October) or take a free guided tour to hear the castle’s history brought to life.
Please note: in response to Covid 19, advanced booking is essential and opening arrangements may change. Please check the Pendennis Castle website for the latest information.
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