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.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access

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.

Entrance/Set Down
Disabled visitors may be set down at the Keep entrance before car continues to the parking area behind the Royal Artillery Barrack Block.
Disabled Parking
In Castle grounds (signposted against the one-way flow on Castle Drive). Located behind the Royal Artillery Barrack Block.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Spiral 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 Access
Yes - 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 Points
Benches provided around the site subject to weather conditions.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Access 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 Toileting
Dog bowls are available.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
Yes
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
Yes
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
The site virtual tour is located in the Royal Artillery Barracks has English subtitles.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
Free guided tours daily - ask for details on arrival.
Handling Objects
Tactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.
Tactile Models
Tactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.
Areas of Low Lighting
Some buildings and the tunnels to Half Moon Battery are dimly lit.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
Braille and large print handouts available.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowls are available.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
Yes
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loops are fitted at the reception, shop and tearoom till points.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowls are available.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
Braille and large print handouts available.
Large Print Material
Braille and large print handouts available.
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
The site virtual tour is located in the Royal Artillery Barracks has English subtitles.
Handling Objects
Tactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre. The Barrack Block has family-orientated hands on displays about the site.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
Yes
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
Yes - gluten and dairy free -ask at the Tea Room for details.
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Yes
Trip Hazard
Some 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 Drop
Steep and sheer drops surrounding site and surrounding the Keep.
Slip Hazard
Beware on grassed and cobbled stone areas when wet.
Steep Slope
Entrance to site is via a steep, uneven hill.
Steep Stairs
Two steep steps at the ticket point, tickets also available in shop. Spiral staircase for access to upper floor.
Beware of Traffic
Vehicles can access site.  There are areas where pedestriains and traffic both have right of way.
Uneven Ground
Be aware across all of site there is uneven ground. Cobbled stones on entrance to site. Tunnels down to Half Moon Battery are quite uneven.

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Pendennis Castle

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Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP. Sat Nav: TR11 4NQ
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