This stalwart of the Cornish coast overlooks Falmouth and is a place where history comes alive. A must see!


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Pendennis Castle

Discover 450 years of history at Pendennis Castle.


Discover one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses which guarded Falmouth against invasion from Tudor times to the Second World War.

Families will love investigating how the castle defended our shores, with a chance to explore tunnels, towers, an observation post and a host of interactive displays. Climb the steps of the Tudor castle keep to the gun tower to enjoy 360-degree views out to sea and across Falmouth harbour to St Mawes Castle.

Entertain all the family with exciting events every school holiday, including Grand Medieval Jousts in August. Witness the blast of the noon day gun (daily 1 April - 31 October) or take a free guided tour to hear the castle brought to life.

New for 2017 enjoy delicious local fare and recipes inspired by the castle's heritage, in the newly opened café.

Opening Times...

March: Wed-Sun 10.00-16.00

April : Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00

Latest News/Blogs from Pendennis Castle

Things to do with the kids this February Half Term

Things to do with the kids this February Half Term

From 31 January

From I spy trails around exotic gardens, to getting your science-geek on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, the February half-term is packed full of events in Falmouth and Truro for the whole family to enjoy.

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Festive Things to do in December

Festive Things to do in December

From 25 November 2017

Tis the season to be jolly! Here’s your comprehensive guide to the biggest and best events across Cornwall in the run-up to Christmas.

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We Love… Pendennis Castle

We Love… Pendennis Castle

From 2 October 2017

Where to begin? The romance and history that this castle evokes is undeniable. Imagine sweeping sea views from the castle roof, drinks on the lawn and the romantic candlelit Castle Keep, complete with twinkling fairy lights and hurricane lanterns lighting the aisle.

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