Pendennis Castle

Where's my shadow? Summer Quest 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow at Pendennis Castle and needs the help of little adventurers to find it! Join Noble and his friends on a summer quest to search for his shadow throughout the grounds during the summer holidays.

On event days, the Summer Quest may be paused. Please check the What’s On page for event dates.

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POSTCARD FROM PENDENNIS CASTLE

Let imaginations run wild as you explore the mighty Pendennis Castle. Winding stone staircases, atmospheric gun rooms and turrets make it all too easy to imagine you’re back in the 16th century. Climb to the top of the keep and take a moment to enjoy 360-degree panoramas across Falmouth, breathing in fresh, sea air.

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Car-free Travel Discount

Escape the traffic and travel to Pendennis Castle by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. Show your bus or train ticket, or bike helmet, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to Pendennis Castle, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

Hire Pendennis Castle

In this picturesque coastal Tudor castle, hold your event with against the backdrop of views across a shimmering bay with distant ships passing on the horizon.

Inside the 450-year-old keep, the granite walls and warm wooden flooring provide a charismatic setting while outside the circular chemise is perfect for a drinks reception.

The Edwardian Royal Artillery Barrack have been converted into a smart self-contained hospitality suite with three bright event spaces perfect for all events.

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Guidebook: Pendennis and St Mawes

Price: £5.00

 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

1578Spanish Threat

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

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