Things to do in Falmouth

The picturesque town of Falmouth is not only blessed with an exceptionally mild climate but an incredible array of attractions teaming with wild life, bohemian flair and maritime history. From idyllic beaches, hidden coves and spectacular scenery, to world renowned museums, beautiful bespoke gift shops and enchanting streets filled with history and romance. Making Falmouth every bit a holiday makers paradise. 


Regular ferry trips to St. Mawes, Flushing, Helford Passage and Truro encourage you to explore and discover the beauty of Falmouth and its surrounding areas. Pendennis headland and the South West coastal path offer great walking and spectacular scenery. Or should you be feeling adventurous you could always use Falmouth as your base to visit destinations and attractions further afield such as The Eden Project, The Lizard, Land's End, St Michaels Mount in Penzance, Truro, St.Ives, Geevor Tin Mine, Flambards theme park, The Minack Theatre or Newquay. 


Falmouth Events Square


Falmouth & Penryn at a glance

Penryn, is one of the neighbouring towns of Falmouth and one of the most historic towns in Cornwall. Once the main port on the river with a thriving trade in fish, tin and copper, Penryn became overshadowed by the huge growth of Falmouth. But with a fascinating timeline of history and buildings dating back to the Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times this peaceful town exhibits some of Cornwall's most treasured gems. From a thriving creative arts community, magical woodland, boutique shops, bespoke cafes and beautiful scenery Penryn provides an eclectic mix of imagination and charm. 




Tidemill House is situated on Falmouth's Events Square which plays host to such scenes as the annual Falmouth Oyster Festival. Shanty Festivals, BBC's Antique Roadshow, Arts & Crafts Beach Hut markets to the Fal Fish Festivals and Falmouth Week which can be seen in the video opposite; not to mention Ellen McArthur's victorious return from her record breaking Round the World Voyage.

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Top places in Cornwall 

A few of the sites, sounds and tastes that can be found in and around Falmouth & Penryn. Please click on the images below for links and further information. 

Fannie and Fox Art Studio
The Shed
Pendennis Castle
Wildebeest Cafe
Rick Steins Restaurant
Zizzi Restaurant
Pizza Express
National Maritime Museum
Beerwolf Books
Falmouth High Street
Cribbs Restaurant
The Shack Seafood Restaurant
Gyllyngvase Beach
5 Degrees West
Gylly Beach Cafe
Coastal Walks