1 Apr - 30 Sep, daily 10am-6pm
1 Oct - 31 Oct, daily 10am-5pm
1 Nov – 31 Mar, weekends only
Address: Pendennis Castle, Castle Drive, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4LP
Tel: 01326 316594
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.
Child (5-15yrs) 5.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £21.80