The closest station to Pendennis Castle is Falmouth Docks. To take the train to Pendennis Castle from London, travel from Paddington to Truro, then take the Falmouth branch line to Falmouth Docks - branch line trains leave Truro from platform 1, a bay platform behind the station buildings. There is no public transport to Pendennis Castle from Falmouth Docks, but the 15-minute walk to the castle features some spectacular coastal scenery.

A visit to Pendennis Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces40
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£147.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

About Pendennis Castle

After the Reformation and King Henry VIII's rejection of the Church of Rome's authority, England feared attack by French and Spanish forces. So Henry had a chain of coastal defences built, stretching from Hull in the east to Milford Haven in the west. Falmouth is one of the world's great natural harbours, and so two 'Device Forts' were built to guard its entrance: St Mawes on the east bank, and Pendennis Castle on the west bank.

Pendennis Castle played an important role in the English Civil War, being the last Royalist redoubt in England to hold out against Parliamentary forces. It was besieged for 5 months in 1646 before surrendering with honour. The castle was also called to duty in Victorian times, when it was used as a gunpowder store, and in the First World War, when Falmouth was placed on a war footing as a Defended Port.

Pendennis offers wonderful 360-degree views of the great harbour, beaches and town at Falmouth. Visitors can enjoy a noisy recreation of a gun deck under attack, tours of the castle and battery, and a range of delicious Cornish specialities in the Pendennis Castle Tearoom.

Departures and arrivals from Falmouth Docks

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Falmouth Docks station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to TruroGreat Western Railway20:171On time
to TruroGreat Western Railway21:221On time
to TruroGreat Western Railway22:331On time
to TruroGreat Western Railway06:271Scheduled
to TruroGreat Western Railway07:081Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from TruroGreat Western Railway20:141On time
from TruroGreat Western Railway21:191On time
from TruroGreat Western Railway22:291On time
from TruroGreat Western Railway06:241Scheduled
from TruroGreat Western Railway06:511Scheduled

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