Monday, 2 September 2013

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth was built in 1539 for Henry VIII and is a fine example of an Henrician Fort. It saw action in many conflicts and was used by the military well into the twentieth century. It is now in the care of English Heritage, but can be reoccupied by the army with 48 hours' notice if needed. We really didn't give ourselves enough time here. There is a lot to see and we only had about two hours there. Next time we go we will give ourselves more time to see both Pendennis and its sister castle St Mawes just over the estuary, which we didn't get to see at all. We did enjoy the little time we spent here and as usual the Podlings made their own entertainment as they explored.

Lily and Emma pretending to be shot by the cannon


1 comment:

Fi said...

I see Mark has had his annual shearing!

Looks like a lovely place.