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Directions to Pendennis Castle & Pendennis Point:


If you are travelling by car;



  • the castle is out on Pendennis Headland (Castle Drive), approx 1 mile SE of Falmouth, follow brown & white castle or 'ships & castles' signs (tip for parents: 'ships & castles' is a leisure centre with wave pool) through the town. SATNAV: Castle Close, Falmouth,  TR11 4LP. Telephone no: 01326 316594


Other access;


The St.Mawes ferry alights at Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth, a 20 minute walk from the castle, or Falmouth Docks train station is approximately half a mile away.

Map of Pendennis Castle, south Cornwall

(Cornish: Kastel Penndinas) - Co-ordinates: 50.14722°N 5.04777°W


Pendennis Castle is located just outside Falmouth town and was built to protect the strategically important Carrick roads. On the other side of the water lies its sister; St Mawes Castle. With a full programme of events throughout the summer, including Medieval Jousts, Family Sleepovers in the Castle and a summer fun trail, there really is plenty to do at Pendennis Castle whatever the weather. The featured handy travel news widget for Falmouth lists any traffic updates in real time too.

Civil parish: Falmouth

Unitary authority: Cornwall

Ceremonial county: Cornwall

Region: South West

Country: England

Post town: FALMOUTH

Postcode district: TR11





St Mawes





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