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.
Grab lunch in the cafe, with traditional Cornish food as fabulous as the views.
Don’t miss the blast of a historic gun during exciting displays the whole family can enjoy - these take place from April to October.