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|