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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 pretty inside and lots and lots of narrow stone stairways. My husband went up to the top but I gave up halfway up. After two weeks of seeing castles, everything started to look the same. If you want to see a pretty castle, go to Maidenhead to Leeds Castle. You can even spend the night there. I have a review about it. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and the great thing about it is, if you can't walk far, there is a little train that will take you to the castle and back. You can also see most of the inside of the castle. I don't remember there being too many stairs. There's also a pretty moat around the castle. Would be beautiful in the Spring. We visited in October. It was still very pretty.