The keep, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

The keep, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall
Photograph taken June 1998 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k980584

The castle keep pictured is part of the original Tudor fort that was built around 1540 to defend the South coast of England. The keep contains gun platforms and living accommodation. This was the strongest part of the castle and everyone would take refuge there when under attack. 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


Tudor (1485 - 1602)



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