The vibrant university town of Falmouth offers an extensive array of appealing features for tourists and can be considered an excellent base from which to explore this area of the county. Up to date and appealing, with a youthful and safe air, Cornwall’s fifth largest town has history, heritage, and a love of the sea running through its veins.
As you’d expect from a town with the world’s third deepest harbour, an affinity with everything sea related pervades here – sailing is very popular, and if you come along the coast on a cruise ship, you’re very likely to stop in Falmouth for the day. Tourism is a key aspect of the town, and it’s well geared up to provide for visitors. However, it also has a thriving community, providing plenty of opportunity for recreation. Museums, including the impressive National Marine Museum, galleries, and an excellent range of shops add to the sophisticated flavour of Falmouth, and boat trips and a visit to Pendennis Castle are great options for visitors. And we mustn’t forget the excellent beaches that make Falmouth a great destination for all.