21st July, 2022

Pendennis and St Mawes castles – visit by train & ferry

St Mawes Castle

Hop on the train to Falmouth (just 25 minutes from Truro) and explore the Tudor castles guarding both sides of the Fal estuary.

Pendennis Castle is a simple 10-minute walk from Falmouth Docks station (directions below). Then, for some fantastic views from the water, visit St Mawes Castle via the foot ferry from Falmouth's Prince of Wales Pier (regular service taking just 20 minutes).

One of King Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis sits high on a rocky headland overlooking the river, beaches and town of Falmouth below.

The castle has plenty to see during a visit, from the Tudor keep to the historic collection of guns and canons.

St Mawes is the sister castle to Pendennis and is one of the best preserved and most elaborately decorated of all the coastal forts.

The best way to visit the castle is to arrive by ferry from Falmouth as you can enjoy some stunning views as you travel over the river and approach the castle.

⚠️ Note - there is planned strike action on 27 & 30 July and 18 & 20 August 2022. More info