Aerial View of Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

Aerial View of Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall
Photograph taken unavailable © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 10700/56a

Pendennis was constructed between 1540 and 1545 by order of Henry VIII as part of a the Cornish end of a chain of coastal castles designed to defend England from a possible French or Spanish invasion. The original Tudor fort is now part of a much larger castle. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more. Take advantage of our free entry for Learning Groups.

Location

Cornwall Falmouth

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Themes

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aerial view castle defence attack coast henry viii invasion 1990s (1990 - 1999) english heritage