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Falmouth

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The port town of Falmouth can be found on the River Fal at the south coast of Cornwall, England. With transport links from the A39, Falmouth is a seaside retreat that is exceptionally easy to access. Famous for its harbour, which is the deepest harbour in Western Europe, Falmouth boasts a range of high-quality fisheries.

Amongst the many fabulous attractions you would expect from a seaside town like Falmouth, you can also find various sites of historical interest, such as the Greenbank Hotel, where Florence Nightingale once stayed, whose name is still in the register to this very day.

 

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Falmouth is also a haven for art and culture, with the Falmouth Art Gallery featuring a number of 19th and 20th century paintings, as well as a number of seasonal exhibitions and local artwork. Falmouth has also held a role as the start or finish point of various around-the-world voyages, such as those of Dame Ellen MacArthur and Sir. Francis Chichester.

Pendennis Castle
This defensive fort is known to be Cornwall’s largest. A visitor centre here gives and interactive run down of the history of the castle.

Natural Maritime Museum
This large museum houses vessels and relics that trace the history of Cornwall seafaring days. Located by Falmouth docks, the Flotilla gallery is very impressive with it 40 vessels housed here. (313 388)

Gyllyngvase
This is the closet beach to Falmouth and it is walking distance from the town centre. It is sandy and a popular family beach in summer, there is  also a beach café here.

Falmouth Arts Centre
This local centre offers plenty of varied entertainment and cultural works. It also houses an independent cinema. Located in Church Street.



 

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