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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

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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Where to Stay of the Day :: Pendennis Castle Cottages

Where to Stay of the Day :: Pendennis Castle Cottages

From 19 September 2017

There is nothing more magical than staying in the grounds of a historic Cornish castle overnight!

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