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Pendennis Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fascinating history, well presented

Spent an interesting few hours exploring Pendennis Castle. Animations in Tudor keep were very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charmaine D
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Nice old Castle Fortress

We arrived early so we had the place basically to ourselves. It was a bit windy but great restored... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“english heritage”(145 reviews)
“henry viii”(93 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 2 days ago via mobile

Spent an interesting few hours exploring Pendennis Castle. Animations in Tudor keep were very atmospheric (note stone spiral stairs are very steep and narrow in places - figure Tudor’s must have had tiny feet!) - complimented by the live midday firing on the lawn outside....More

Thank Charmaine D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived early so we had the place basically to ourselves. It was a bit windy but great restored castle fort with a nice display of WWI memorabilia. Super fun place for kids.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much history surrounds this castle, built by Henry v111 and used to defend against invaders right through to the end of ww2. Nice restaurant and site entirely dog friendly except main part of restaurant but there was some indoor seating for dog owners

Thank Jassy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this castle whilst on a cruise around the UK. It is more a fort than a castle. It has played a role in English history since Tudor times up until WW1 (if not beyond). It is set in a tranquil setting with great...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited one very rainy Saturday afternoon. Rain spoiled it for us in so much as there is a lot of walking between things. It was difficult to see the areas which the guns covered as unfortunately over the year trees etc have grown up to...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend many happy hours here and the cafe was excellent. We learned a lot of history from over the last 600 years.

Thank Choir93
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great day wandering through this site. The staff and tour guides were great and very approachable open to questions as they talked about the gun emplacements. The food was good and reasonably priced with indoor and outdoor seating areas. The views from...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cafe and watched Jade, fondle, caress and stroke visitors' dogs ( three during our visit) in between serving and preparing food. This seemed most unhygienic. Otherwise an interesting place in a great location.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Falmouth and typical we had some bad weather, but with the rain drizzling we decided to visit the castle and luckily the weather improved and the rain stopped so we were able to enjoy our visit. Most interesting was the...More

Thank Patrick Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited in late May this year. The weather started out very cold, and if you're driving to Pendennis, please know it is all a one way system and you can get lost driving here (like we did). It brightened up luckily...More

Thank Jade C
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you can't do the tour if you do
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!