Virtual Tour of Pendennis Castle
Use the virtual tour below to explore Pendennis Castle.
You can navigate around the castle via the circular windows, and then select the ‘i’ symbols to find out about specific features. The tabs (top right) and circular red icons provide another way of navigating to particular areas of interest.
Find out more about Pendennis Castle
A Soldier Writes from Pendennis
John Glasson Thomas wrote fond letters to a friend, Gertie Brooks, when he was posted to Pendennis Castle during the First World War. Read excerpts for insights into his wartime life.
A history of Pendennis Castle
Read the full 400-year history of Pendennis Castle, from its Tudor origins, through the Civil War siege, to its role in the First and Second World Wars.
The Tudor period saw the gradual evolution of England’s medieval army into a larger, firearm-wielding force supported by powerful ships and formidable gun forts.