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Holidays in Falmouth

Situated on the coast, Falmouth benefits from four beautiful beaches, including one Blue Flag beach, Gyllyngvase Beach. The seaside town is home to the popular National Maritime Museum Cornwall, the historic Pendennis Castle, a selection of tropical gardens and a plethora of attractions to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

Holiday in Falmouth and experience ‘car free’ days out, enjoying transport links from the town by bus, rail and boat. Visitors can take pleasure boat cruises around the Fal estuary or along the beautiful Helford River. Take the ferry to Truro or St Mawes, and you’ll be able to experience the beautiful scenery along the way.

Many people visit Falmouth for the breath-taking scenery and tropical gardens, and with four major gardens in Falmouth and a further three close by, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

From Falmouth, you can also enjoy many boating activities, including shark fishing, sailing, sea safaris and water sports; a boater’s paradise!

Did you know...

Pendennis Castle was built by Henry VIII to protect the Carrick Roads from invasion!

Things to do in Falmouth

Pendennis Castle

A holiday to Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum; experience both to learn more about Falmouth’s history. Find out more on our blog: A day out at Pendennis Castle.

Via Ferrata

Conquer your fears with an exhilarating day out at Via Ferrata Cornwall! Located in one of Cornwall's historic granite quarries just outside of Falmouth, you'll be able to climb the 'Iron Stairway', ascend cliff faces, cross high wire bridges and tackle high challenges, before taking the zip wire back to ground level! You're sure to experience a memorable, adrenalin-filled day out!

Take a look at our blog, where some of the team at Aspects Holidays experienced the thrill for themselves: A Day out with Via Ferrata Cornwall.

Perfect for all seasons

The town has a rich tradition of hosting a year-round programme of events, from sailing regattas to live music and an abundance of food and drink festivals. The Fal River festival takes place each year in May, with events taking place in Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland Peninsula celebrating the culture and history of this Cornish river. 

The pure volume of things to do in and around Falmouth means that you are promised an eventful stay, whatever time of the year you chose to visit.

Wish you were here?

Take a look at our Falmouth webcam, which is perched above the harbour on the lookout tower at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

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Events

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

7th - 10th October 2021

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.

TBC 2022

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

TBC June 2022

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

5th - 14th August 2022

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Stay in Falmouth

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The Artists' Studio

The Artists' Studio, Falmouth

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Sanderling House

Sanderling House, Helford River

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Chy Glas

Chy Glas, Falmouth

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Sleeps 5 + cot

River Rock

River Rock, Falmouth

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The Lazy Lobster

The Lazy Lobster, Falmouth

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Thalassa

Thalassa, Falmouth

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Niver Dew

Niver Dew, Falmouth

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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station, Falmouth

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The Beacon

The Beacon, Falmouth

From £487 - £1490
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Highgarden

Highgarden, Falmouth

From £474 - £1308
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Harbour Strand

Harbour Strand, Falmouth

From £406 - £1200
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The Anchorage - Falmouth

The Anchorage - Falmouth, Falmouth

From £487 - £1490
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