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We came during a day when they had jousting etc petekin the fool was superb as was the range of... read more

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Jonathan R
London, United Kingdom
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Fabulous day at the medieval event. Minstrels, knights, jester and executioner were superb. All in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank nicolanoycewilliams
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great family day out with loads of activities in the grounds. ...medieval falconry to minstrels..comedy etc. Great fun for all ages, disabled friendly for most of the event. Would recommend

Thank Trace S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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!

Thank Angiehugo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Mark c
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of Henry VIII's fortresses, with a history ranging from Tudor times to the present. Good views of the sea, nice WW1 exhibition, friendly staff and good cafe.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jacc81
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George D
14 January 2018|
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Response from Sailorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hello George, 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
2 August 2017|
Response from 17kellasj | Reviewed this property |
everything is held indoors :)---I think!
2 August 2017|
Response from Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't answer earlier. I am sure the event will be outdoors. If you have already been I hope you all enjoyed it.