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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Visit to Pendennis Castle

After flying back from Jersey to England we spent a few days in the South-West. This included a visit to Pendennis Castle, an artillery fort built during the reign of Henry VIII in 1539.

The photo above is the front of the visitor guide that shows the original drum tower.

This is the back of the visitor guide with a map of Cornwall.

1597 - the castle is extended to become a bastioned fort
Lovely classical style gatehouse

A few artillery pieces

Noon - day gun firing

Originally built for a disappearing gun, now has a 6inch piece

Across the bay, another of Henry's forts, St. Mawes

Displays inside the drum tower

Enceinte between bastions

Artillery barracks built during the Edwardian period, c.1901

B leading me out of the castle

Bye - a lovely fort, well maintained, worth a visit if you are in Falmouth

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for another trip-by-blog. Really enjoying these.