Aerial View, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

Aerial View, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall
Photograph taken 1988 © Alan Sorrell.Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J880138

Aerial view reconstruction drawing of the castle. 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.


Cornwall Falmouth


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


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