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Pendennis Castle

Castle Drive, Falmouth. TR11 4NQ
0370 3331181
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About Pendennis Castle

Stir up your sense of adventure at English Heritage Pendennis Castle, a coastal fortress with unmissable sea views. Travel back to wartime Cornwall, climb to the top of the keep, and enjoy acres of green space at this historic gem.

Situated on a headland overlooking Falmouth, Pendennis is one of Henry VIII’s finest seaside castles. And despite its peaceful setting, it has a rich and poignant history. The castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role during the two World Wars.

Winding stone staircases, atmospheric war rooms and action-packed events make it all too easy to imagine life here centuries ago. A Castle Explorers family trail guides you round the fortress.

Don’t miss the daily blast of a historic gun (Apr-Oct), or the chance to grab lunch in the café, with traditional Cornish food as fabulous as the views.

Food & Drink

Grab lunch in the cafe, with traditional Cornish food as fabulous as the views.

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Don't Miss

Don’t miss the blast of a historic gun during exciting displays the whole family can enjoy - these take place from April to October.

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What Visitors Say

"An excellent castle with historic battlements... Lots of useful information on the rooms and areas of the castle and their uses. Tunnels to world war guns and sea defences protecting the bay. A lovely place to see especially in the sunshine and in a day when a family event is going on. View from the top floor is a must."
"A very well preserved castle with open grounds and plenty of places to explore. Lots of information about the castles history that is well signposted and very informative."
"One of the best Castles we have visited. There is a lot here with beautiful grounds too. The Artillery museum is great, and there is a lift available. Mixed history with Henry 8th and through to WW2, we spent hours here, cafe, toilets and seating available and wonderful views."

Pendennis Castle News & Events

31 May
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Knights’ Tournament at Pendennis Castle

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Pendennis Castle Knights’ Tournament in Falmouth.

31 May
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Knights’ Tournament at Pendennis Castle

Date: 31 May – 2 June Time: 10am – 5pm Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Pendennis Castle’s […]

02 Apr
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Easter Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle

Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, this Easter. Explore the castle to hunt for clues and challenges, and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. T

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