Falmouth

Falmouth

  • Third deepest natural harbour in the world
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Pendennis Castle
  • Excellent selection of Restaurants

Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with the Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

The port is famous for welcoming Tall Ships to its waters, and Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads offer first class sheltered waters for sailing and diving. Falmouth, has sandy family beaches, a bustling centre with a charming mix of shops from specialist outlets to well known high street names and art galleries as well as an abundance of cafes and restaurants specialising in dishes using local seafood and seasonal produce.

Home to the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and a stopping point for local ferries including the St Mawes ferry there is plenty to see and do here. During the summer months a Park and Float scheme operates from the outskirts of the town allowing you to park your car and take a ferry boat into the centre of town – a perfect relaxing way to arrive.

For places to stay in Cornwall, as a base from which to visit Falmouth and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Cornwall , Coastal Hotels in Cornwall , Spa Hotels in Cornwall , Bed & Breakfasts in Cornwall or Self-Catering Cottages in Cornwall

The University College of Falmouth is a leading light in Journalism and Art and Design degrees and students final pieces are often showcased in public exhibitions during the summer months.

During the year Falmouth plays host to some fantastic events – during August there is the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week where sailing races and evening parties finishing with a huge fireworks display in the harbour take place. During October the Oyster Festival – opened by celebrity chefs (and definitely the right place to try them if you haven’t before) takes place on Events Square in front of the Maritime Museum.

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