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Pendennis Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great Castle with great views

Visited here in mid April prior to Easter on a lovely sunny day. The castle dates back to Tudor... read more

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Worth the walk

We visited Pendennis on a VERY windy say We had parked at the bottom of the hill and walked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
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Reviewed today

Visited here in mid April prior to Easter on a lovely sunny day. The castle dates back to Tudor times but has also been used more recently during both WW1 and WW2. The Tudor Keep has some audio visual displays that are interesting but it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Pendennis on a VERY windy say We had parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up Greeted by a very helpful and charming man and told about all the goings on Coffee shop was lovely, as was the food and all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 652michelleo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very enjoyable day out. All staff are pleasant. Lots of open space foe children to run around ad explore. Two things that stood out, the firing of one of the guns and a special tour by a costumed guide.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Darkythetraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited today as we were on our way to a weekend break. I was recommended the Castle by a customer in my job; and oh my days it was the best suggestion! We parked in the car park (free!!) and then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rosie_hendry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. It is huge and despite the car park was full I didn't feel it was overcrowded. My kids loved it a lot

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TTTeeexxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new look cafe is really nice and the two young people working there today were a credit to the organisation, greeted us, apologised as they would be with us in a moment, helpful plus good food . The castles pretty good too! Lovely green...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JaneP968
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice castle in a great location on the Cornish coast.Plenty to see & great views from castle.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Margo7850p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a visit and found it interesting but not mind blowing. Mostly history of WW1 which was interesting with lots of old guns on display. They had a wedding taking place that day which made us feel in the way

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JHA4139
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the beautifully rustic car park and the country walk down to the castle entrance, to the manicured grounds that are good for dog walking, the site is very welcoming. The history of the castle, from the 16th century right up to WWII is well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gives you history mainly from WW1 and WW2, a bit about when it was a fort in 1500's. Interesting though. No onsite parking for non disabled cars (fair enough) be prepared for a walk up a steep hill to the main entrance. Lovely staff. Completely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
August 1, 2017|
Response from 17kellasj | Reviewed this property |
everything is held indoors :)---I think!