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Pendennis Castle (Kastel Penndinas) Falmouth, TR11 4LP

About Pendennis Castle (Kastel Penndinas)

Journey through 450 years of history at Pendennis from Tudor times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets of Pendennis Castle. There's plenty to see and interactive displays undercover as well as acres of space for children to let off steam - ideal for all weathers. Each day (except on event days) through the summer, there is a noon day firing of one of the working guns at midday complete with introduction to the history of the gun. (April to Oct)

Go back in time, explore the hands-on Discovery Centre, see a Tudor gun deck in action and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Find out what it was like to be a garrison soldier at the turn of the last century. In the World War II Observation Post you'll feel the thrill as the alert sounds, warning of an enemy attack. Then descend through underground passages to the big guns of Half Moon battery and take a guided tour of the underground magazines. Take one of the free guided tours to discover the history of the castle or enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Half Moon Battery - these take place each - ask for details when you arrive.

Explore, experience and get to grips with hands-on history or just relax and enjoy the scenery. In a superb coastal setting, Pendennis offers magnificent views of Falmouth and the estuary. During your visit take time to see the Butterworth Collection of WWII cartoons and refresh yourself in the Castle Tearoom, serving a wide selection of refreshments and light meals.

Launched in summer 2014, Fortress Falmouth - a exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War including artefacts, letters and news stories from the period when the castle played a key role in the war time efforts. The newly re-interpreted Guard House gives you the chance to experience what life was like in the cells for prisoners and suspected "aliens".

Packed family events programme including Pendennis at War!, The Siege of Pendennis and the Grand Medieval Jousts - visit for details

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Opening Hours

1st April to 30th September 2017 - Open daily from 10am to 6pm

1st to 31st October 2017 - Open daily from 10am to 5pm

1st November to 23rd December - Open weekends only 10am to 4pm.

24th to 26th December 2017 closed

27th Decmeber 2017 to 1st January 2018 - Open 10am to 4pm but closed on Tuesday.

2nd January to 2nd February 2018 - Open weekends only 10am to 4pm.

12th to 25th February 2018 - Open daily 10am to 4pm.

26th February to 29th March 2018 - Open 10am to 4pm but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

*The castle may be closed from 4pm on Saturdays if an event is booked. Please check in advance with the property. The castle keep may close for one hour if an event is booked.

Admission Charges

Prices from 1st April 2017

Prices including Gift Aid
Adults: £9.30
Concessions: £8.40
Children [5-15]: £5.60
GREAT VALUE Family Ticket [2 adults, 3 children] £24.20

Non Gift Aid prices
Adults: £8.40
Concessions: £7.60
Children [5-15]: £5.00
GREAT VALUE Family Ticket [2 adults, 3 children] £21.80

Under 5's Free
English Heritage Members Free
NB: Prices for visitors and members may vary on event days.

Information & Contact

Tel: 01326 316594


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