Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is currently undergoing a phased programme of works to improve the visitor experience, which will see newly created sights and sounds launching in time for Easter 2018.

Parts of the property will be closed whilst this work takes place, so please call 01326 316594 on Saturday and Sunday before your visit to check which parts of the site are open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Guidebook: Pendennis and St Mawes

Price: £4.00

 Pendennis Timeline

1539Artillery Fort

Henry VIII establishes gun forts on both shores of the Fal estuary, at Pendennis and St Mawes.

Find out more about the history of Pendennis Castle

Exterior view of the keep

1578Spanish Threat

Faced with the threat of a Spanish invasion, the fort is fully garrisoned by up to 100 men.

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