Pendennis Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Pendennis Castle

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces, Tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Pendennis Castle is acknowledged to be one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII, so history buffs and imaginative kids are in for a treat! You and your family will be transported back to Tudor times and also through to First and Second World Wars to it's role in Fortress Falmouth. There's a rich history associated with Pendennis and great new displays really do it justice. Explore the fascinating new exhibition and examine the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the World War 1.

Plus on the entertainment side, you and the kids can see a full Tudor gun deck in action complete with the sights and sounds of battle! An interactive exhibition will show you what life as a garrison solder was like. There is even a WWI Guardhouse and cells where you can pretend to be an imprisoned soldier! It's great fun but obviously has a serious undertone that may bother some kids, and perhaps rightly so.

Most kids however will simply love the creepy castle tunnels, the big guns and magazine at Half Moon Battery and feeling like they are xperiencing a war time raid. There is also a fascinating collection of wartime cartoons on display which appeared in newspapers throughout WW II.

Beyond the fortress there are extensive grounds and spectacular sea views great for having a hike before or after, or indeed both! A tearoom might also tempt you during your visit but there's certainly more than enough room for picnicking if you fancy a bit of that!

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Opening hours

25th March - 30 September 2016 Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm 1 October - 31st October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm 1 November - 12 February Weekend 10.00am - 4.00pm


Adult: £8.70 Child (5 to 15 years): £5.20 Concession: £7.80 Family (2 Adults 3 children):£22.60

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Close, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP, England

Phone number

01326 316594



Click here to visit Pendennis Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Pendennis Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Pendennis Castle has not told us about their dining options.

Pendennis Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Pendennis Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Pendennis Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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