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Explore one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Explore the...more
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We came during a day when they had jousting etc petekin the fool was superb as was the range of events put on. We really enjoyed it and the views across Falmouth. Not sure what it would be like on a none event day but...More
Fabulous day at the medieval event. Minstrels, knights, jester and executioner were superb.
All in a close space so very easy to enjoy without wandering and getting frustrated.
Son loved the birds of prey.
Can’t recommend enough.
Lovely day out including a jousting tournament and falconry display! The fact that the red arrows were also doing their thing was a bonus passing right over the castle! Loads of stuff for kids to do and a bit of history to boot!
We were a little unfortunate, we were on a bit of a tight schedule and to top it off there was a wedding however we did get to see a bit
I was surprised at the size of the place with the castle in the...More
I thought this was a great place to visit with a lot of history. Lots to see and you must catch the talk about the two world war 2 guns that are still there, found it very informative. Great for kids and adults.
This was our annual visit to Pendennis as part of our Cornish holiday and we have not been back since this holiday. I was so angry I emailed English Heritage about the rude, nasty ticket/shop staff and the utterly shambolic, dirty café.
Don't bother eating...More
Enjoyed our visit right up to the end when my wife had a really bad fall and injured her arm and broke a finger
Just like to say a big thank you to the two ladies who came to her aid and bandaged her wounds....More
We had been at St Mae's in the morning and you could see the castle from there. Parked up in Falmouth and walked under the bridge and up along the footpath to the castle. My CSSC card came in again. There was jousting and events...More
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I think you could handle the walk around the grounds, watch the cannon being fired, go inside the museum and café, see the displays set up around the Fortress. It's more a fortress than a castle. Nothing... More
I think you could handle the walk around the grounds, watch the cannon being fired, go inside the museum and café, see the displays set up around the Fortress. It's more a fortress than a castle. Nothing pretty inside and lots and lots of narrow stone stairways. My husband went up to the top but I gave up halfway up. After two weeks of seeing castles, everything started to look the same. If you want to see a pretty castle, go to Maidenhead to Leeds Castle. You can even spend the night there. I have a review about it. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and the great thing about it is, if you can't walk far, there is a little train that will take you to the castle and back. You can also see most of the inside of the castle. I don't remember there being too many stairs. There's also a pretty moat around the castle. Would be beautiful in the Spring. We visited in October. It was still very pretty.