Pendennis Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Pendennis Castle
Pendennis is one of Henry VIII's finest seaside castles. And despite its peaceful setting, it has a rich and poignant history. The castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role protecting the coast during the two World Wars. The heritage agency Historic England considers Pendennis to be "one of the finest examples of a post-medieval defensive promontory fort in the country.
Attractions Near Pendennis Castle
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
1.28km from Pendennis Castle
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an independent museum celebrating the influence of the sea on history and culture and telling the story of Cornwall’s incredible maritime heritage. National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an independent museum celebrating the influence of the sea on history and culture and telling the story of Cornwall’s incredible maritime heritage. Its mission is to promote an understanding of boats and their place in people's lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
1.54km from Pendennis Castle
Gyllyngvase Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall, a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award-winning cafe, yet still only a 15 minute walk away from Falmouth town center. It is a popular year-round sea swimming spot and it also offers paddleboarding, coasteering, snorkeling, kayaking, and more, right off the beach.
St Mawes Castle
1.94km from Pendennis Castle
St Mawes Castle is a four-story artillery fort, like its counterpart across the bay, and was built in the 1540s as part of the largest national coastal defence programme since the Roman era. It stands solidly above the rocky coast, once a deterrent to hostile ships that might have sought to venture up the river passage. The castle continued in use as a fort through the 18th and 19th centuries.
Falmouth Art Gallery
2.12km from Pendennis Castle
Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the South West. Its collection features works by major artists including Frank Brangwyn, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Napier Hemy, Alfred Munnings and Henry Scott Tuke. The gallery has an exciting temporary exhibition programme. Works from the collection are shown alongside loans from national galleries and Cornish artists.
4.65km from Pendennis Castle
Towan Beach is the most central of Newquay's beaches lying just below the Killacourt and Beach Road. This beach is sheltered by Towan Head and provides either small waves, ideal for novice surfers or calm waters for safe swimming. This makes it an ideal family beach with the waves here being generally small in all but the stormiest conditions.
National Trust - Glendurgan Garden
6.67km from Pendennis Castle
Glendurgan Garden is a National Trust property in Cornwall, England. The garden was created in the early 19th century by Alfred Fox, who planted a variety of jungle plants from South America. Today, the garden features a wide variety of plants, as well as a maze made out of cherry laurel. Glendurgan Garden is a beautiful and tranquil place, and it is well worth a visit if you are ever in Cornwall.
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For more information about Pendennis Castle, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendennis_Castle