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November 3, 2014

Pendennis Castle, A Castle of Sorts, And A Fort That Really Is…

Filed under: Cornwall,ENGLAND,Pendennis Castle,PHOTOGRAPHY,South Coast — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Just past Falmouth on the south coast of England lies a peninsular which has a castle near it’s headland.

This is Pendennis Castle and it’s our pure good fortune that this weekend they are hosting some medieval jousting here.

We found out about it via the perfectionist at our camp site and we have the choice of visiting on either the Saturday or Sunday, and choose the Saturday because the weather report looks better.

Once again there are queues of cars on the narrow and winding roads leading along the coast, luckily we once again took the precaution of leaving early so we enjoy the view.

Eventually we come into sight of the Castle,  there are a few attendants directing traffic and they want to wave us towards a car park that is  long way away. Himself explains that I am on crutches and that my walking range is therefore limited, and whilst we are still not allowed to park closer, we are allowed to enter an access road so that he can let me off closer. I leave Himself to reverse the camper back out of the access road and make my way up to the entrance. There is a (now dry) moat around the castle and thick walls surrounding the main buildings. I find a step to sit on whilst I wait for Himself and the kids to catch up and I’m rather surprised once we are inside to not find a medieval style castle as the main building within the grounds.

Instead we find that the main building is a very square looking building with wings sticking out on either end at right angles, but as we look out on the large field in front of this building we discover a far more castle-shaped building on the far side, it’s the round fort dating from the time of Henry VIII , and far more fairy-tale and castle-like looking. During the course of the day I manage to go into the main section of the fort, but there are too many steps for me to go further so I make the most of the photographs I can get…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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