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photoblog image The Gun Room ....

The Gun Room ....

.... at Pendennis Castle.

 

Pendennis Castle and its sister St Mawes Castle have been guarding the natural harbour at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, for over 400 years. Originally built at the order of Henry VIII, the castle has been enlarged and upgraded over time to house coastal artillery in a number of batteries. The last time the castle saw action was during World War II when invasion troops embarked from Falmouth Harbour to take part in the d-Day landings under the powerful guns of the coastal battery.

 

The army moved out in 1956 and eventually the buildings were taken over to be managed by English Heritage.

 

The original castle with the gun room on the second floor is shown below.

 

Pendennis Castle

 

 

The Gun Room ....

.... at Pendennis Castle.

 

Pendennis Castle and its sister St Mawes Castle have been guarding the natural harbour at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, for over 400 years. Originally built at the order of Henry VIII, the castle has been enlarged and upgraded over time to house coastal artillery in a number of batteries. The last time the castle saw action was during World War II when invasion troops embarked from Falmouth Harbour to take part in the d-Day landings under the powerful guns of the coastal battery.

 

The army moved out in 1956 and eventually the buildings were taken over to be managed by English Heritage.

 

The original castle with the gun room on the second floor is shown below.

 

Pendennis Castle

 

 

comments (6)

This is somewhere I have never been Les
Les Auld: Worth visiting Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Aug 2011, 08:09
These are impressive forts Les: I've unfortunately never been inside one
Les Auld: Worth going to Chris, thanks for the comment.
Good pics Les, I visited this place years ago,but they didn't have that display then, it is very impressive though, and in a lovely spot.
Les Auld: I must admit to being quite impressed Frank, thanks for the comment.
A fine looking fort Les and the diorama is superb.
Les Auld: And accompanied by sounds effects as well Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2011, 13:53
Good shot in the room Les, so many bits to look at. I really like the look of the old castle smile
Les Auld: It is a grand place to visit Linda, thanks for the comment.
Oh yes, I know this well! Lovely pics
Les Auld: A grand place Pamela, thanks for the comment.

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