Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is open for you to visit. You will need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Pendennis Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Castle Keep - The castle keep will be open with a one-way system in place. Entrance will be guided by a member of staff, please check the blackboard for times. 
  • Grounds - Our extensive grounds and viewpoints are open for you to enjoy.
  • Field Train Shed - The gun shed will be open to view. 
  • Barrack Block Exhibition -  The Barrack Block exhibition will remain closed. 
  • Battery Observation Post - This will be open as usual to view with tours available to book to the Half Moon Battery. 
  • Cafe - The café will be open for takeaway service of light refreshments with a one-way system in place. 
  • Shop - The shop will remain closed. Visit our online shop for souvenirs and gifts. 
  • Toilets - There will be a toilet available on site. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site.
  • Soft Play - The soft play area will remain closed. 
  • Disabled Parking - instead of disabled parking there will be a drop-off point for visitors to use. 
Book your visit

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.

FIND OUT MORE

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

1578Spanish Threat

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

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