On our way home from Cornwall we visited Pendennis Castle at Falmouth. Perched high up on the hill this is 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.
Now you can wander around the castle looking at the many displays and have a guided tour through the fortress. We were there on 6th June as the world celebrated the anniversary of D – Day, so at 12 noon one small cannon and one much larger cannon were fired.