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Pendennis Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very interesting

A cold day with lowering grey skies at the end of the Christmas break. We spent a good four hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Well Worth it.

We had such a good day visiting this place. It was gorgeous day to go around the castle ground, in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra B
Bolton, United Kingdom
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“henry viii”(103 reviews)
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 1 week ago

Great views out over Falmouth harbour. Great place to park your car and enjoy an ice cream looking out to sea.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cold day with lowering grey skies at the end of the Christmas break. We spent a good four hours exploring Pendennis castle. The buildings are in excellent condition and the site is well cared for being spotlessly clean. If you like looking at guns...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S1416WIrichardb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a good day visiting this place. It was gorgeous day to go around the castle ground, in and out. Very interesting castle, garden, stairs, cafe , local food created by the chef. Nothing I would complaint. We stay for such longtime in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closed during winter A good look out Can walk around the external castle wall using most walk track Castle is very small Cannons and guns remain on site

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank L2912UBs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful family experience! Well kept by English Heritage, this remarkable landmark takes you from the 16th century up to present day spanning the days of Henry VIII through WWII. The preservation of the 'castle' and grounds makes for an amazing few hours worth of exploration...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ctwix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the better part of a day here on a vacation. We were able to see a great demonstration of different weapons. Castle was interesting, café was good. Views are fantastic and the employees were friendly and helpful. So much history in one place. Well...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rlbb1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pendennis castle is in amazing condition. In fact the stock of castles in Devon and Cornwall are much better than castles in the north. The big difference is that Henry had no desire to waste time in Cornwall and there was great resistance in Cornwall...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought today was going to be one of those just another castle day. I had to drop one of passengers off in the disabled parking area due to a knee injury. One of the staff appeared and I was expecting the usual lecture etc....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alansJ9344HA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance is a bit difficult and could do w more signage but once you’re in it’s big lovely grounds. More happen outside than inside except for the Henry VIII tower which was a big hit with kids and adults alike. Easily missed too is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M_Steph_L
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Interesting place to wander around. Good views and not to far from town centre. Lots of cafes pubs and bars to get either a snack or a good meal. Quite a few dog friendly places that you can sit inside with your four legged friend.

Date of experience: August 2018
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26 August 2018|
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Response from stevet213 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a dog friendly site, lots of people take their dogs. As for the Half Moon Battery tour, it is now at owners discretion if they want to take their dogs into the underground magazine. The rest of the tour is fine for... More
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!