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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
+44 1326 316594
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Wonderful atmosphere.

There was a re-enactment of gun firing on the day we went which was excellent and great fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annabelle H
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Very worthwhile.

A very interesting and worthwhile place to visit. On a nice day the views are spectacular and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Watfordbloke7
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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%
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“english heritage” (130 reviews)
“henry viii” (83 reviews)
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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
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+44 1326 316594
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"half moon battery"
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"tudor times"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fantastic views"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a re-enactment of gun firing on the day we went which was excellent and great fun. English Heritage maintain this casle really well and a visit makes you aware of how our country has been defended through the ages.

Thank Annabelle H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting and worthwhile place to visit. On a nice day the views are spectacular and the climb to the top of the Castle tower very rewarding. Helpful information and staff and a great cafe. Well worth a trip.

1  Thank Watfordbloke7
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a nice walk around the castle grounds. The view is great over Falmouth. Also it is dog friendly

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked walking around the moat and the castle, also because you’re so high up the view is incredible, And it is very close to Pendennis point

1  Thank lister_natalie82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

many cannons, this place is more about First and Second World Wars, place where soldiers looked for enemies, slept etc. As I am not in "war things", it just enjoyed the spaciousness of the field.

Thank Elina Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic visit with a 3 year old. Lots to see and keep child’s interest especially the opportunity to fire your own canon which occupies for ages! Well worth the visit and definitely good to visit if the weather isn’t so good.

1  Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here today for the first time. Chris who was friendly met us outside and we could annual passes for heritage. Went into castle and it was ruined by older school children screehing and jumping inside and schhol girls were rude to me, ruined my...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful English heritage place, Worth visiting. Hidden gem a short drive from Falmouth beach. Plenty of on site parking and closer parking for disabled badge holders. A lovely tea room in the old barracks.

1  Thank fazandbaz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited Pendennis Castle in 2006 which was brilliant, the Tudor reenactment was first rate with Battle scene's and pre recorded Cannon fire in the background taken place in the Keep the original 16th century part. On visiting 05/05/18 all of this had GONE...More

1  Thank mail608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There cannot be many other sites in the U.K. with such an unbroken period of military occupation and activity. Absolutely engrossing historically and visually, and English Heritage have done a first class job in recreating the operational context of many of the events between Henry...More

Thank jimc352
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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
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2 August 2017|
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Response from 17kellasj | Reviewed this property |
everything is held indoors :)---I think!
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2 August 2017|
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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.
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