Pendennis Castle is one of the most impressive of the remaining Tudor forts, originally built by the dozens to protect King Henry VIII. Sitting atop a massive hill, the site showcases a panoramic view of the sea. An onsite gunroom, restored barracks, and castle tunnels give you a first-hand idea of life in military in the 1500s. On-site cafes offer coffee service, which you may enjoy in the manicured courtyards. Professional and self-guided tours lead you through acres of walking grounds. Be sure to check the local weather before leaving for the day. The area has a reputation for storms sweeping in from the sea. Use our Falmouth trip builder to visit Pendennis Castle on your trip to Falmouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Pendennis Castle Reviews
Very good local attraction. Steeped in history. Lots to see and do. Even sound the gun at noon. Great views of the surrounding area. more »
From my point of view as the wedding photographer I thought that the castle was nice to have the service. Grounds are large with some views across the sea and looking back to the castle. Staff helpful... more »
Interesting place with a lot of history displayed in an engaging way. Especially we'll set up for children with excellent interactive lessons and displays. Fantastic views of the sea and surrounding countryside on a good day too!
Well preserved. Lots of history for World War I. Great views of the bay. The food at the cafe was good too.
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