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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. Pendennis Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Falmouth Edition.
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  • This is one of the major attractions in Falmouth, but in reality we found not a huge amount to see or do. There's a barrack block with an exhibition and tea room, some large modern guns and ancient ca...  read more »
  • A stunning setting and we really enjoyed our visit even in dismal weather although we did prefer the simplicity of the 16th century castle to the slightly sterile presentation in some of the more 'mod...  read more »
  • This place has the lot - history in spades, both recent and Tudor. Great views, ramparts, gun emplacements, an interesting museum with good exhibits, castles, blockhouses, the list goes on. Highly rec...  read more »
  • Better for families, there is lots of room for children to safely run around and explore however there was not enough to engage with as a 22 year old. If it were cheaper it would be a fantastic picnic spot with beautiful views of Falmouth harbour. Don't expect your typical castle tour, there is tonnes of information about how the castle functioned as a base in world war 2, but I personally would have preferred a focus on the Tudor history of this castle and it's sister at St Mawes.
  • A nice visit for half a day. Make sure you take up the daily tour that's on offer to hear about the tales of wwII and watch the cannon get fired.
  • Loved it here. Fantastic family day out. Amazing views from the castle grounds.
  • Really enjoyed the whole day where, so much history of Falmouth that I never knew about & the view from the top of the castle was amazing
  • Good castle for half a day out with the kids. Fabulous outlook and some local walks.
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