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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
+44 1326 316594
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world war gem

If you are a avid militarism buff, this is worth a visits selection of world war 2 artillery pieces... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kiev, Ukraine

Beautiful surrounds with spectacular views over the estuary. Certainly worth a visit if in the area.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 fascinating new exhibition which examines the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the First World War.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
+44 1326 316594
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a avid militarism buff, this is worth a visits selection of world war 2 artillery pieces as well as cannon, and several other items of military interest, try to visit the redoubts, these are the trenches around the fort.

Thank garryburns36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful surrounds with spectacular views over the estuary. Certainly worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Curly001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bigger site than I expected and lots to see from the Tudor and later keep to World War II guns. Staff tour of the keep was very good and worth doing. Good exhibition on World War I at the site and the town. Good cafe...More

Thank TheRegni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historical place to visit with stunning views over the estuary. Lovely place to lunch, free parking for members of English Heritage. Right on the coast at Falmouth and just a few minutes from town centre. Highly recommended

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a cold blustery day with a friend when the place was relatively deserted. Staff were friendly and the route was easy to follow. There is also a gift shop and cafe on site. Can go up and down the turrets in the...More

2  Thank jj100675
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a very wet and windy day so didn’t see the castle at its best but we saw most of it. We missed the guided tours but they sounded good. Cafe and shop were ok and WWI exhibition was good. Staff were all...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Become a heritage trust member before you visit and you will save lots! Lots of activities and fun family things to do including watching the Knights jousting and sword fighting.

Thank Retrobrother
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Even though the castle was closed, I still enjoyed a walk around the Moat. You can clearly see the motte and bailey structure, and there's a wonderful view of falmouth from there. People said they have jousting displays on some days but I'll have to...More

Thank squiresy
Reviewed 6 January 2018

There's not a lot to see here, but the fact that this fortress has been used by monarchs since King Henry VIII should speak to its importance. Queen Elizabeth I, on through WWI and WWII. It's a regular time capsule.

Thank Jernae K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

we went to pendents castle on a foggy day but it was brilliant.we went on halloween so their were ghost stories being told.we had to leave early though as the weather was getting worse.

Thank 17kellasj
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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.