For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.You can witness a Tudor gun deck in action here and see how the Guardhouse was equipped during the First World War. This award-winning visitor attraction in the south west also boasts an exciting interactive exhibition where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle and relive an enemy attack on a Second World War observation post.
Wed 29 - Fri 31 May 2013
1593: Arwenack in Falmouth, home of Sir John Killigrew, is attacked and burnt by Spanish Raiders. Will Pendennis Castle be next? Meet the Garrison and Sir John as they await the attack, and watch the gun crews practice with the mighty cannon of Pendennis.
Summer Fun Trail
Wed 24 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2013 (bank holiday)
Get out and about this holiday with our summer fun trail. Explore the Castle grounds and find the hidden clues. Solve the challenge and a special reward awaits!
Family Summer Sleepover
Fri 26 Jul 2013
Kick off your summer holidays with an exclusive overnight stay at one of English Heritage's historic properties, especially for families. Enjoy a twilight tour and spooky stories before bedding down for the night. Includes an evening meal and breakfast.
Prices and opening times
Castle Close, Falmouth, Cornwall - TR11 4LP
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions