Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s most wonderful towns; from its lovely beaches and cafes, to its waterside vistas and bustling streets there is always something to see.
It’s hard to know where to start with the amount of things to do in Falmouth so here’s a quick low down on a few ideas…
For those of you who are green fingered or enjoy the delights of a garden or two there is the Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens with its wonderful plants, flowers, Edwardian bandstand, secret grotto and walk down to the beach road. You can also enjoy something to eat at The Garden Room restaurant in the Pavilion or many popular music acts over the summer inside including Germain Greer, Miracle Theatre Company and many tribute acts! For more details visit:
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If you like a relaxing stroll then Falmouth’s waterside walks offers plenty of places to see. Walk around the Pendennis Peninsula for views over the Dockyard, its impressive industrial ships and across to Flushing – a beautiful village and home to one of our Forgotten houses, Quay House – perfect for a holiday with family or friends. Then onto the point for a spectacular panoramic view of the sea, Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads, dotted with sailing boats and ships waiting to come into the dockyards. Don’t miss glimpses of Pendennis Castle along the peninsula walk, an impressive historical fortress built in the 16th Century alongside St Mawes Castle on the opposite headland. Finish your walk at the delicious Gylly Beach cafe or continue your walk around the headland onto Swanpool beach with its famous Hedgehog Ice cream (A cone with vanilla ice cream surrounded by clotted cream and dotted with chocolate!!) or dine at Hooked on the beach with incredible views over the sea.
For the more adventurous type on 4th June Falmouth hosts the point to point swim where keen swimmers cross the sea from Pendennis Point to St Mawes Castle in a 1 mile swim in aid of the RNLI. http://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/fal-river-festival/families-and-kids/castle-to-castle-swim
Hire one of your own paddle boards from 4th June on Gylly or Swanpool beach and explore the local coastline for an afternoon or discover scuba diving in Falmouth Bay on 27th May.
Enjoy Fal River Festival from 26th May to 4th June with many events from music & drama, to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. A few must see events include A film on King Harry Car Ferry, music acts at the lovely Trebah Gardens which is a short distance from Constantine, a lovely village and home to 5 of Forgotten houses holiday homes – Badgers, Polwartha Farmhouse, Bosbenna, Little Bosvarren and Bosvathick Lodge. A flushing history trail, Nordic walking and for the more adventurous a SUP (stand up paddleboard) yoga taster session!
For full listings of what’s on visit: http://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/fal-river-festival/events
Falmouth’s most popular festival is that of Falmouth Week from 4th to 13th August offering a huge range of events from street carnivals, craft fairs and themed party nights to the Red Arrows display, and of course the iconic Sailing regatta that made this week so popular. From more information visit: http://www.falmouthweek.co.uk/
There is something on nearly every day in and around Falmouth making it the perfect place to visit as part of your stay with Forgotten Houses. For a full listing of what’s on explore the fantastic Fal River website at http://www.falriver.co.uk/.