Constructed by Henry VIII as an artillery fort in 1540 due to its strategic location, Pendennis Castle is known as one of Cornwall’s most haunted spots. Located near Falmouth, a visit to Pendennis Castle makes for an ideal day trip for anyone curious about the supernatural. As you wander through the castle, you’ll find yourself transported back to the Tudor era. It isn’t surprising that many reports of ghostly sightings have taken place here and it is likely you might stumble upon Maud, who is said to haunt the kitchens. Once a kitchen maid, Maud is believed to have been tasked with taking meals and trays up and down the narrow winding staircase that leads to the kitchen. It is said that she tragically fell to her death on the unreliable stairs and that she now haunts the area. Visitors have said to hear her stomping around the stairs, and there’s a chance you’ll even come face to face with her.
The castle is open daily to visitors from 10am to 5pm, although this is subject to change so we suggest you check the schedule in advance. Entry tickets start at £12.50 for adults and £8.60 for children. Find out more about booking your tickets here.