Walks And Walking – Cornwall Walks Pendennis Castle Falmouth Walking Route
After taking the St Mawes to Falmouth Ferry our second walk of the day, following our walk around St Mawes Castle, was to walk a gentle few miles circular walking route to Pendennis Castle. Another lovely Cornwall walk was mapped out with a pre-planned lunchtime stop-over at the Gylly Beach Cafe.
From Customer House Quay we walked east to the Maritime Museum along the road crossing the mini roundabout up Bar Road and underneath the railway bridge to the next roundabout where we walked up Castle Drive to the entrance of Pendennis Castle.
After a quick look around we continued along Castle Drive to Pendennis Point where we continued our walk keeping left at the fork to walk down Cliff Road all the way to Gyllyngvase Beach and the Gylly Beach Cafe where we had a lovely lunch to celebrate our 9 year anniversary.
After lunch we then walked back along Cliff Road turning left at Castle Drive and back to Bar Road and Falmouth Docks catching the ferry back to St Mawes. That evening we stayed at The Victory Inn which was very cheap and served great food and beer.
About Pendennis Castle Falmouth
For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.
You can witness a Tudor gun deck in action here and see how the Guardhouse was equipped during the First World War. This award-winning visitor attraction in the south west also boasts an exciting interactive exhibition where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle and relive an enemy attack on a Second World War observation post.
Visit English Heritage for more information here.