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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

Latest News/Blogs from Pendennis Castle

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Spooktacular Halloween Half Term Family Fun

From 29 September

Enjoy some of the many events that are in store in Cornwall this Halloween, for both adults and children!

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Things to do during the school summer holidays in Cornwall

14 July

Cornwall is bursting with activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays. Here's our top picks...

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From 3 July

The Red Arrows are set once again to grace the skies above Falmouth with their stunning aerobatics display.

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From 3 July

The coastline surrounding the Fal River area forms one of the most popular, beautiful and diverse sections of the South West Coast Path. Read on and discover why you should let your adventures start here!

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The Quirkiest Holiday Cottages for a Unique Cornish Getaway

From 18 April

Looking for somewhere a bit different for your Cornish getaway? We’ve rounded up the quirkiest stand-out self-catering accommodation the area, including unique coastal gems, utterly eccentric rural retreats and architectural wonders.

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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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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

From 19 September 2017

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

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Top things to do in August

Top things to do in August

From 1 August 2017

Here's our round up of brilliant events, festivals and cultural happenings this August.

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Top 10 Summer Holiday Activities in Cornwall

Top 10 Summer Holiday Activities in Cornwall

From 22 July 2017

Schools out for summer! Keep the kids entertained with these fail-safe ideas for things to do over the school holidays in and around the Fal River. Take your pick of our favourite family-friendly events and special summer offers.

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Favourite Pet Friendly Venues

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From 5 July 2017

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Top things to do in July

Top things to do in July

From 27 June 2017

Head outdoors and make the most of the summer weather this July. From al fresco dining experiences, to immersive theatre in the woods there’s so much to enjoy around the river. Here’s our highlights...

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Top Things To Do in April

Top Things To Do in April

30 March 2017

It's April and spring is definitely in the air. The coldest months have gone in favour of more sunshine and a fewer rain showers. To help you make the most of it, we've put together our top picks of the very best events happening around the Fal River.

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Top Things To Do this Half-term

Top Things To Do this Half-term

From 9 February 2017

Keep the whole family entertained this February half-term with some fantastic activities around the Fal River.

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Top Things To Do in February

Top Things To Do in February

From 30 January 2017

Here’s our latest on what to do in February around the Fal River area. So much to choose from, here’s our top 10 favourites.

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Top Things To Do in December

Top Things To Do in December

From 25 November 2016

Here's our latest on what to do in December around the Fal River area. So much to choose from, here's our top ten.

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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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First ever sleepover at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

First ever sleepover at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

18 November 2011

A night like no other is promised at Falmouth's Pendennis Castle.

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Pendennis Castle hosts Two Events for families

Pendennis Castle hosts Two Events for families

24 — 31 May 2009

Visit Pendennis castle over the Fal River festival and enjoy two exciting Events- excellent for a family day out.

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