Opening Times

1 Apr - 30 Sep, daily 10am-6pm - correct

1 Oct – 3 Nov, daily 10am-5pm

4 Nov – 23 Dec, weekends only 10-4pm

2 Jan – 16 Feb, weekends only 10-4pm

17 Feb – 23 Feb, daily 10-4pm

24 Feb – 31 March, Wed-Sun 10-4pm

Christmas Opening

24-25 Dec closed

26 Dec – 1 Jan, daily 10-4pm

The castle may close early for a private event, please check website for latest details.


Address: Pendennis Castle, Castle Drive, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4LP

Tel: 01326 316594


About Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle crowns a grass capped headland that juts dramatically into the sea. Explore this vantage point and see how the fortress formed a vital link in England’s coastal defence for 400 years.

Originally built by Henry VIII to guard Falmouth against French and Spanish forces, it played an important part in the First and Second World Wars. Take a free guided tour to discover more about the history of the castle. Today, it’s still brimming with action. Climb to the top of the gun tower to be on the lookout across sweeping views, then head down to the underground magazine to experience a war time raid. From Easter to 31 October don’t miss the dramatic blast of the noon-day gun.

The fortress inspires whatever the weather. Children can explore the nooks and crannies of the castle keep, man an observation post or try out morse code. Discover personal stories of soldiers and civilians in our exhibition ‘Fortress Falmouth and the First World War’. Set in the very barrack room described in a soldier’s letters, it provides a moving insight through memorabilia, artefacts, news articles and audio recollections.

Offers & Prices

Adult £12

Concession £10.80

Child (5-15yrs) 7.20

Family (2 adults & 3 children) £31.20

Prices on event days may differ, please check website for details.

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