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Pendennis Castle

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My mum and i visited here and was pleased to see the guns being fired, it was quite a misty drizzly... read more

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Fascinating castle

There is loads to see and do at Pendennis Castle. I would recommend having lunch there in the... read more

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Alan C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“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 yesterday

My mum and i visited here and was pleased to see the guns being fired, it was quite a misty drizzly day so was pleased there was plenty to see inside the ww2 exhibition was great would recommend

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Reviewed yesterday

There is loads to see and do at Pendennis Castle. I would recommend having lunch there in the cafe. That's always good. Then there is the main castle itself plus more modern history in the main buildings. The grounds are well worth exploring too. It's...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the castle with our two dogs who were allowed to roam the grounds with us. A very good place to understand British history and another wonderful example being looked after by English Heritage. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gogs42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked from Castle Beach - not too far and enjoyed the afternoon wandering through the castle buildings. So much to read and see. Loved the shadow play. Very well done with the World War I information - we hadn’t known that the castle was...More

Thank Butterfly F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pendennis Castle takes you on a military history trip from Tudor to modern times. Originally constructed as part of Henry VIII's coastal defences, the Castle also served as a fort during WWII. The castle and associated Royal Artillery quarters are in remarkable condition and a...More

Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bit of a downwards stroll to the castle from the car park. There is wheelchair access to some of the buildings and grounds. Steep steps inside the Tudor Gun Tower. Dogs allowed in grounds and buildings except in cafe. Great views from the Tudor Gun...More

Thank jakki j
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pendennis castle a superb place to visit lovely grounds plenty of seating areas very well maintained

Thank _schubertcarol70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting castle in Falmouth. Great to see how a fort has developed over the centuries. Easy parking and great views.

Thank keithamara
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pendennis was built in 1535 by Henry VIII. If you want to go in the castle there is a charge which i personally dont think is worth it and can work out expensive if you have a family. You can however walk around the moat...More

Thank _j_hunt41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat to see how over the ages this castle has played its part in protecting the south west. It was so interesting to see how a castle from the 1500's was transformed for the 1st world and then 2nd world wars. Strange curling...More

Thank Mandy R
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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
13 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
1 August 2017|
Response from 17kellasj | Reviewed this property |
everything is held indoors :)---I think!