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Falmouth Tourist Information
Falmouth Guide and History
The port stands at the entrance to Carrick Roads, a natural harbour formed at the junction of several estuaries. The castles of Pendennis and St. Mawes, which face each other across the Roads, were built by Henry VIII. The protection they gave against marauders was vital to the rise of Falmouth as a port.
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There is a very good standard of accommodation in Falmouth, and most of it close to the sea. Hotels, guest houses, camping and self catering; all your needs are catered for.
Entertainment and Eating Out Guide
Entertainment in Falmouth does not disappoint when it comes to activities. A history of nautical pride is reflected well in the wide range of pursuits available on or in the water. Numerous boat cruises take place along with various ferries, as well as shark fishing, sailing and diving.
Eating Out in Falmouth
Eating out in Falmouth has always been good, but is now following the trend of the rest of Cornwall, and improving even more. The food is excellent, ranging from tasty take-away’s, to restaurants radiating style and aromas.
When talking about shopping in Falmouth, it is easy to wax lyrical about the windy streets full of specialist crafts shops, chandlers and galleries. Shops in Falmouth have so much to offer, its maritime history very evident in many of the retailers’ wares.
Falmouth Beach and Surf Guide
While one side of Falmouth is dominated by the harbour and town, on the opposite side of the peninsula is a long golden beach. The surf is often smaller on the south coast, but Falmouth sadly suffers even more being quite sheltered. Ideal if you want to dabble for a first time, but experienced surfers are still within a short journey from many of Cornwall’s top beaches.
Well connected and with many avenues of independent transport on hand, Falmouth is easily reachable. St. Mawes is also a short ferry trip away. There is a railway and bus station along with docks with river trips.
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