Half Moon Battery

Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

Pendennis Castle guards the entrance to the River Fal at Falmouth, Cornwall.

Originally built by Henry VIII, subjected to an intense blockade by the ‘Roundheads’ in the 17th Century and surviving WWII it offers a unique insight into 450 years of history.

It has several important WWII defence Structures within the castle walls.

 Half Moon Battery

Battery Observation Post

Military Artillery

By Graham G Matthews

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