historic-houses | falmouth
A tour of the castle would give you the chance to see a Tudor gun deck in action and a taste of the sights and sounds of battle by viewing the exhibits at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Relish the experience of journeying back through 450 years of history from Tudor times to World War II, an experience only a tour of Pendennis castle can offer. You can relive the drama of the attacks during the World War 11 by exploring the cells of the guardhouse and the observation post. Add to the thrill by descending to the tunnels to the big guns of Half Moon battery to go back in time but at the same time, you can enjoy the scenery while you indulge in Cornish cream tea at the castle’s tea room. Pendennis Castle’s strategic location offers a superb view of Falmouth and Fal Estuary.
The average length of Pendennis Castle tours takes about two and a half hours. A guided tour of the Half Moon magazine takes 30 minutes but it is free of charge with admission. An advanced booking is required four weeks ahead. Admission fee is £5.40 for adults, £2.70 for children, and £4.10 for concession and free for English Heritage Members. Special prices apply for families and groups.
Refreshments and snacks are also available at the Pendennis Castle. You can order hot and cold drinks from the shop but if you brought your own food, the grounds serve as an ideal picnic area. Facilities at the castle include benches, parking for the disabled as well as access to the ground floor exhibits, and Braille and large print handouts for the visually impaired visitors. You can drop by the gift shop for a chance to see the gifts, books, toys and a wide collection of preserves, bath oils and lotions. For details or more information you can contact Telephone number 01326 316594, fax 01326 319911 for the latest updates.