Famous for its world renowned natural harbour and with more than its fair share of local attractions, Falmouth is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in West Cornwall and the rest of the county. Falmouth holidays have a little extra sparkle due to the town's rich history and culture, which is only added to by the beautiful surrounding scenery.
Falmouth has played host to famous faces such as Florence Nightingale and Wind in the Willows writer Kenneth Grahame, as well as being the location for a selection of blockbuster movies including Treasure Island and World War Z. You’ll also find the work of many famous Cornish artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the Falmouth Art Gallery, which alongside the National Maritime Museum provides visitors with great options for days out within a town that is steeped in naval history.
The streets through Falmouth snake to the busy harbour at the bottom and on the opposite side of the town there is the beautful Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach that provide opportunities for swimming and other water sport activities. Not forgetting the town itself, as this has plenty of interesting shops, galleries and cafés to peruse for those looking to while away an afternoon.
The harbour is the third largest natural port in the world and despite being used less than it was at its peak, still bustles with fishing vessels and is a popular choice for cruise ships. The harbour remains the starting point for many boat-racing challenges and is also the first and last port in the country. As mentioned above, Falmouth holidays are perfect for lovers of all things historic. Adults and kids alike will enjoy a day trip to Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, or St Mawes Castles which was built on the east side of the estuary to defend the entrance to the River Fal.
Holidays in Falmouth are perfect for romantic breaks or fun filled family getaways and there is something for everyone to enjoy. For family days out you can visit the local theme park of Flambards or for a more sedate trip you may prefer to visit the spectacular Trebah Gardens.
The town itself has a number of local pubs and restaurants that provide customers with a wide range of choice in fresh Cornish produce, some of which has been caught by the local fisherman that very day. You’ll also find a thriving farmers’ market and a variety of food and drink festivals to enjoy throughout the year, which offer further opportunities to try some of Cornwall’s finest delicacies.
The streets through Falmouth snake to the busy harbour at the bottom and on the opposite side of the town there are a number of Blue Flag beaches
Whether you’re hoping to relax on the many beaches that Falmouth has to offer, or spend your holiday exploring all the heritage and events that the town boasts, it’s a wonderful destination for a Cornish break. Our collection of accommodation in Falmouth is sure to provide you with the perfect base from which to explore this flourishing town.