Falmouth is a seaport on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. Falmouth’s natural harbour is the third largest deep-water harbour in the world, the traditional gateway to the Atlantic and one of the world’s great sailing harbours. The world-class National Maritime Museum is testimony to Falmouth’s rich maritime history.
The town’s shopping streets lie just off the waterfront and are connected by small opeways offering tantalising glimpses of the water and link the harbour with a charming mix of shops and art galleries. Cafés and restaurants offer a selection of both world and local cuisine. Within walking distance you will find beaches offering safe, crystal clear waters, sandy stretches and secluded coves.
Things to see and do
* Pendennis Castle
* National Maritime Museum
* Lost Gardens of Heligan
* Falmouth Art Gallery
* St Mawes Castle
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 3,563 sq km Cornwall
Population – 23,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – Falmouth is a short walk from the cruise berths and tender landing point.
Transport Links – First Great Western trains run from all over the South of England to Truro, and Virgin trains will bring you there from Scotland, the North and Midlands.
From Truro station, take the branch line to Falmouth – the journey takes around 20 minutes and the trains run regularly.