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“A lovely castle for a wander”
Review of Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle
Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Wonderful views, a broad historical sweep from medieval to world war, well worth a visit. We were lucky with a sunny day, but plenty indoors too.

Thank Eleanor F
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

On parking there is a bit of a walk to the castle entrance but if you follow the road there is disabled parking at the entrance. The site is quite extensive so if you are not very mobile you may struggle but do try and make the effort, if only for the views.
The site is moated albeit it was a dry moat, there is a lovely little walk around the permitted of the site and some 2nd world war architecture along the way.

The entrance fee is £7 or free to English Heritage members, well worth the money. There is a little museum on the history of the site which spans hundreds of years. The castle itself is small and not really a castle but fascinating inside. Lots of tight narrow stairs so be warned.

The staff offer tours throughout the day so well worth hanging around for one of those, really helps piecing together the history. Easily a few hours could be spend here milling around, very enjoyable day.

Thank no1missmarple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The guided tours are well worth attending. So much information. Our guide was enthusiastic about the subject and made it a very enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Carole25378
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Was pleasantly impressed with this castle. Great views across the estuary and interesting information available. Good value for money.

1  Thank Butterflyblue51
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

was closed but a nice walk around. Great views and picturesque.
It was very chilly that day but we walked the moat.

Thank anitaalex
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