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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
+44 1326 316594
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Fascinating place

Great place to visit. Lots of history. Great views. Very helpful and enthusiastic staff, a real... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nigel B
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East Barnet, null, United Kingdom
Superb views across the Fal estuary

Nice place right on Pendennis point. Great views across the Fal estuary and a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NigePlymouth
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Explore one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Explore the fascinating new exhibition which examines the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the First World War.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (139 reviews)
“henry viii” (89 reviews)
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Pendennis Castle, Falmouth TR11 4LP, England
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+44 1326 316594
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"english heritage"
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"henry viii"
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"half moon battery"
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"tudor times"
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"gun emplacements"
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"first world war"
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"sound effects"
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"guided tour"
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"military history"
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"well worth a visit"
in 108 reviews
"disabled parking"
in 19 reviews
"fantastic views"
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"interesting history"
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"tea room"
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"interesting visit"
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"carrick roads"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit. Lots of history. Great views. Very helpful and enthusiastic staff, a real credit to the place.

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place right on Pendennis point. Great views across the Fal estuary and a very interesting place to visit. Watch out for special events that can enhance your visit

Thank NigePlymouth
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle is nice with a beautiful view-very interessting for people who are intressted in military defense. The 5 stars are for the staff in the Café.We were served by Ryan and Joanna who really made our day. Amazing and friendly staff. The food was...More

Thank Alexandra B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating old castle and buildings with interesting history with known WW-1 figures who passed through there. Firing of the guns is also something to see, with the location and views very beautiful

Thank David E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here on a lovely sunny day and the views were fantastic, the grounds are nicely kept and there are benches around to sit. The castle is fun to look around and kids love it if you make it fun for them, the steps...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Two features are outstanding; the HenryVIII fort in incredibly good repair and the bluff and its tunnel (WW1 and WW2 site). One can see HVIII forts in various states of ruin frequently (indeed there is another visible across in St Mawes) but here the building...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting place to visit, you can walk around at your leisure & join the tour of the Half Moon Battery, made very entertaining by the guides. The views are fantastic & parking is free.

Thank Cate S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pendennis Castle is sited in a very strategic position above the mouth of the Fal River Estuary with a history from medieval times to the present. Lovely open spaces for wandering around to admire the scenery and history. Many displays, guided tours and cafes for...More

Thank Harold J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the visiting the castle, some areas not pram friendly so we took it in turns to walk around. The cafe did lovely food too. Great day out.

Thank Chelle41463
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally trust the National Trust for places like this, but this time English Heritage come up trumps. Nicely developed with good and easy access and parking. Astounding coastal views. Intriguing history too.

Thank Charles H
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George D
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Response from Sailorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hello George, I think you could handle the walk around the grounds, watch the cannon being fired, go inside the museum and café, see the displays set up around the Fortress. It's more a fortress than a castle. Nothing... More
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Response from 17kellasj | Reviewed this property |
everything is held indoors :)---I think!
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Response from Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't answer earlier. I am sure the event will be outdoors. If you have already been I hope you all enjoyed it.
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