Pendennis Castle



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Together with St Mawes Castle, Pendennis forms the end of a chain of castles built by Henry VIII along the south coast as protection from attack from France. Journey through 450 years of history and discover the castle’s wartime secrets, from Tudor guns to a World War I guardhouse and a World War II Experience. The cafe serves the usuals plus World War II-recipe homity pies.

Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Headland, FALMOUTH, TR11 4LP
Phone : 01326 316594


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair access limited to ground floor of barracks, discovery centre and grounds. Access to keep is via steps and spiral staircases
  • Facilities: Wheelchair loan, Braille and large print handouts, tour transcripts, tactile exhibits
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Oct, daily 10-5; 1 Nov-23 Dec, Sat-Sun 10-4; 27 Dec-1 Jan, Wed-Mon 10-4; 2 Jan-11 Feb, Sat-Sun 10-4; 12-25 Feb, daily 10-4; 26 Feb-29 Mar, Wed-Sun 10-4; 30 Mar onwards see website. Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan. Parts of castle

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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