A little town and a port on the southern coast of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Falmouth, lie on the River Fal, and has a total population of around 26,700. The town was created after 1613 by the Sir John Killigrew. This tiny town is a magical paradise next to the sea. These are the top things to do when in Falmouth:
1. National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The museum has a huge collection of boats, which retell the stories of old explorers. It is possible to look through the observation window to see harbors underwater and its wildlife.
2. Pendennis Castle
One of the nicest fortresses, which was built by Henry VIII where you can explore and see stunning restored WWII and Victorian defense. Discovery Center offers all visitors to try hands-on activities and touch of history.
3. Falmouth Art Gallery
Art gallery with a free entry which displays some of the best British artists, such as Sir Alfred Munnings and Henry Scott-Tuke, through a regular program and many interesting exhibitions.
4. Falmouth’s Sub-Tropical Parks and Gardens
Kimberly Park Municipal Garden, Trebah Garden, Gyllyngdune Gardens and a coastal Helford River are the most spectacular gardens and parks in Falmouth. One can sit and relax in the oasis of beautiful ornamental trees, sub-tropical plants and lovely flower beds. Ideal for picnics with family.
5. Falmouth’s Beaches
Gyllyngvase beach, Maenporth beach, Castle beach and Swanpool beach are close to the town’s center, where one can spend a day snorkeling and relaxing next to the sea and drinking coffee in cafés and restaurants located on the beaches.
6. Exploring Falmouth’s Culture and Cuisine
One of the best ways to explore Fal’s estuary is on a ferry. All the ferries are open all year round and in all seasons. Falmouth is a paradise for every foodie with its seafood and restaurants offers. One can only expect delicious delis, various food festivals, freshly caught seafood, traditional pubs and beach restaurants for every budget.