Pendennis
Castle

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

What's On at Pendennis Castle

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Train the Troops at Pendennis Castle

Train the Troops at Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, 10.30am - 3.30pm

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12 Feb +4 Days

Latest News/Blogs from Pendennis Castle

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Fal River Faves: Pendennis Castle

Fal River Faves: Pendennis Castle

From 17 November 2016

One of our favourite days out in Cornwall is Pendennis Castle! Built by Henry VIII, the castle is an iconic piece of Cornish history as well as a wonderful day out for the entire family!

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Top 5 Fun Family Activities for Autumn

Top 5 Fun Family Activities for Autumn

From 7 September 2016

The sun is shining, the streets are filled with visitors and the summer flowers are in full bloom.

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Half price admission to Pendennis Castle

Half price admission to Pendennis Castle

From 14 May 2012

It's half price at Cornwall's greatest fortress this Saturday when the Olympic Torch comes to Falmouth.

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