This pleasant town lies on the west bank of the wide River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall. With the third deepest natural harbour in the world and framed by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can be sure that a holiday in Falmouth will provide some spectacular scenery. Falmouth’s landscape has inspired many artists, musicians and explorers so why not sit back and take a trip to this lovely maritime town.
Why visit Falmouth?
This lively town is known for its fantastic atmosphere. Wander the pretty streets laced with colourful independent shop fronts and make your way around the harbour to watch the ships set sail. Visit during one of the many festivals like the Sea Shanty and Oyster festivals to name just a few.
Things to do in Falmouth
Falmouth is home to the Maritime Museum, a blue flag beach – Gyllyngvase, an amazing array of restaurants and shops, a multiplex cinema, an arts centre, amazing views and Pendennis Castle. Take a boat trip up the River Fal or Carrick Roads to see the area from the water.
Why stay in a Falmouth cottage?
There’s so much to see and do in Falmouth that you’ll need a comfortable base to retire to following a busy day of touring. Whether you’re planning a luxury break or one with your dog, we have a wide variety of cottages in Cornwall that are sure to suit your needs.
Three must-see places to visit in Falmouth
- Learn all about Falmouth’s history and about the port at the National Maritime Museum.
- The National Trust gardens of Trelissick has a superb collection of exotic plants which thrive in the sub-tropical Cornish climate.
- See the impressive Pendennis Castle which was a coastal stronghold of Henry VIII.