Home to the world’s third largest harbor, two ancient castles and more than a dozen festivals, There is always plenty of things to do in Falmouth. Falmouth has plenty to offer and is one of the most unique towns to visit in Cornwall. If you’re planning a holiday to Cornwall then look no further, here are our top ten things to do in Falmouth.
Immerse your self in the fascinating history of two Henry VIII’s best-preserved castles. Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle sit opposite each other, guarding the harbor against attack. Pendennis Castle, Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses have defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor time. Tours offer insight knowledge of how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle.
Just a short ferry ride across the estuary sits St Mawes Castle. This elaborately decorated coastal fortress is worth a visit just for the spectacular views.
For more info visit – English Heritage
From wonderful wildflowers in spring to intriguing exotic plants in the summer. This valley garden is beautiful any time of the year. The adventure maze and Giants Stride makes Glendurgan Gardena perfect family outing. Hence, why we have chosen this as one of our top things to do in Falmouth. There is plenty to discover, see and do around the gardens. Most noteworthy, The Helford River. A handful of rustic charming cottages, boatyards and former fishing cellars, make up the small village of Durgan next to the Helford river. not to mention the donkeys!
For more info visit – National Trust
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Located opposite the Cutty Sark and with so much to do and see it is the perfect place to take kids.
For more info visit – National Maritime Museum
Offering 4 hours or longer wildlife cruises, the AK Wildlife Cruises are a wonderful way to see Cornwall’s spectacular coastline where anything can be seen. We definitely recommend this as one of the top things to do in Falmouth. Furthermore, you get to see Falmouth’s spectacular and diverse marine wildlife.
For more info visit – AK Wildlife Cruises
Elemental UK is a Cornish adventure center offering a range of watersports that bring you face to face with the elements. immerse yourself in the challenges and thrills of the natural world while learning valuable skills and having fun.
For more info visit – Elemental Watersports centre
Cornwall is without a doubt one of the most impressive counties in the United Kingdom from the dramatic coastline to the beautiful inland waterways. Kayaking in Cornwall is the ultimate way to discover the remote beauty this county has to offer. Moreover, explore shipwrecks, adventure in into the dark with guided night time tours or bring a snorkel and set out on a wildlife expedition.
For more info visit – Koru Kayaking
SUP has become the most popular water sport in the country but no one does it quite like WeSUP. There is nowhere quite like Gylly Beach, and especially on a paddleboard. So just give it a go and you won’t be disappointed. It’s a simple but exhilarating and adventurous way to explore our mesmerizing stretch of Cornish coastline.
For more info visit – WESUP Website
Finally, why not venture the beautiful Cornish coastline. From paddle boarding off Gyllyngvase Beach to rock pooling on Castle Beach. There is plenty of exploring and activities to do around Falmouth’s unique and beautiful coastlines. In addition, Gylly Beach is the best spot to see fireworks during both Falmouth week and fireworks night. Whatever you’re planning to do in Cornwall, visiting any of the many beaches Falmouth has to offer, is certainly one of the top things to do in Falmouth.
For more info visit – Falmouth.co.uk
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