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Falmouth is a stunning town with beautiful views from the top and deep waters at the bottom. This fact is literal as Falmouth is home to the world’s third largest deep-water harbour.

Surrounding the town it is accosted by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula, located on the outstanding South West Coast Path, like a moth to a flame it draws walkers, picnickers and families alike and is renowned as the one of UK’s premier day sailing destinations.

Falmouth is a town of many flavours with different opportunities for many types of tourist.

Like many other Cornish towns, it has a rich and varied history with stories of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours, from the days of the Packet ships and Trafalgar Way, to recent around the world challenges, while its creative history boasts worldwide names such as Picasso and Man Ray.Falmouth places itself firmly on the map for being a centre of marine excellence, a tourist magnet and an exemplary destination for tourists.

Part of a lovely collection of buildings down in the harbour area in Falmouth.

Things to do in Falmouth

Falmouth has an abundance of things to do, but the not to be missed ones are easily a visit to the Maritime Museum, a boat trip with Enterprise Boats, a lazy wander around the Falmouth Art Gallery (one of the leading galleries in the South West) and a “dip your toes in the water” moment at the stunning Gyllyngvase Beach (Falmouth’s largest sandy stretch, by no stretch of the imagination).

Then there are the world-class events that attract people from across the globe. Don’t miss the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Spring Festival or the very famous Falmouth Oyster Festival.

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