Wheelchair access to ground floor of Royal Artillery Barrack Block and lift acces to the first floor which houses the Fortress Falmouth and the First World War exhibition and toilets. Wheelchair access to Discovery Centre and grounds also. Access to keep has steps and spiral staircases.
Pendennis Castle Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
Wheelchair LoanMobility Scooter LoanSite FoldersAccessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessEntrance/Set DownDisabled visitors may be set down at the Keep entrance before car continues to the parking area behind the Royal Artillery Barrack Block.Disabled ParkingIn Castle grounds (signposted against the one-way flow on Castle Drive). Located behind the Royal Artillery Barrack Block.Onsite TransportNoStairsSpiral staircase for access to upper floors of the Keep. Step access to a number of buildings. Steps at the end of tunnels to Half Moon Battery.Lift AccessYes - lift access to the first floor of the Royal Artillery Barrack Block which houses the Fortress Falmouth and the First World War exhibition.Seating and Rest PointsBenches provided around the site subject to weather conditions.Pathways: Surface and GradientsAccess to castle via impacted gravel path, with some historic cobbling. Grounds include grassed and tarmac areas. Some steep areas. Some drops in places. Access to upper floor via spiral staircase.Dog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowls are available.
Braille GuidesBraille SignageHandrailsAccessible ToiletsTorchesAssistance Dogs WelcomeSensory ExperiencesThe site virtual tour is located in the Royal Artillery Barracks has English subtitles.Audio ToursNoSite ToursFree guided tours daily - ask for details on arrival.Handling ObjectsTactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.Tactile ModelsTactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.Areas of Low LightingSome buildings and the tunnels to Half Moon Battery are dimly lit.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintBraille and large print handouts available.Dog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowls are available.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAssistance Dogs WelcomeInduction LoopsInduction loops are fitted at the reception, shop and tearoom till points.Audio Installation TranscriptsNoDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowls are available.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryBasic language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialBraille and large print handouts available.Large Print MaterialBraille and large print handouts available.Dyslexia Friendly MaterialNoSensory ExperiencesThe site virtual tour is located in the Royal Artillery Barracks has English subtitles.Handling ObjectsTactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.
Easy-use CutleryBottle/Food WarmingChild Size PortionsHighchairsSpecial DietsYes - gluten and dairy free -ask at the Tea Room for details.
Health and Safety
Deep WaterYesTrip HazardSome hazardous areas. Some buildings and the tunnels to Half Moon Battery are dimly lit. Low ceilings - some buildings and stairwells have low headroom, particularly in the Keep. Low ceilings in tunnels.Sheer DropSteep and sheer drops surrounding site and surrounding the Keep.Slip HazardBeware on grassed and cobbled stone areas when wet.Steep SlopeEntrance to site is via a steep, uneven hill.Steep StairsTwo steep steps at the ticket point, tickets also available in shop. Spiral staircase for access to upper floor.Beware of TrafficVehicles can access site. There are areas where pedestriains and traffic both have right of way.Uneven GroundBe aware across all of site there is uneven ground. Cobbled stones on entrance to site. Tunnels down to Half Moon Battery are quite uneven.