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


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • 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

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