Pendennis Castle

Approx. Family Price
£29.00 to £32.00
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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is down towards the southernmost point of the UK in Cornwall overlooking the coast.
King Henry VIII’s built Pendennis Castle a coastal fortress overlooking the important port of Falmouth. It was still in use in more recent times and played a role in World War I.

Pendennis Castle has been voted one of the top ten English Heritage family attractions by visitors.
There is both the castle’s medieval past to explore and the gun emplacements of the First World War.
Regular family events also take place, such as a knight’s tournament. Visit the English Heritage website for more details of what’s on.

Planning your visit
Baby Changing
Pushchair Friendly
Dogs Welcome
Picnic Area

Parking is free.
The site is mainly flat, apart from some stairs in the main keep.
Dogs are welcome on leads.

Typical cost for a family
£29.00 - £32.00

A family ticket covers two adults and up to three children.
Members enter for free.

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If you are visiting a few English Heritage places with the family this year, consider getting a family membership to save money on entrance fees.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find Pendennis Castle.


Use the postcode TR11 4LP in your satnav then follow signs past ‘Ships & Castles’ Leisure Centre for the main car park on Castle Drive.
If you are coming by train, the nearest station is Falmouth Docks, which is half a mile from the castle.

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