Falmouth is a popular coastal resort with plenty of places to visit such as historical buildings and beautiful gardens along with lovely sandy beaches and an attractive harbour. For entertainment in the town, you could visit the Poly to see a range of music, comedy and film, and other events, and the Princess Pavilion hosts a range of entertainment include music, comedy, drama and festivals. If you’re going out for a meal, the town has a large range of restaurants, both modern and traditional, and you can enjoy a good range of pubs, bars and music venues for a night out.
The town offers a good selection for shopping, with a mix of independent shops and boutiques and well known high street stores. Business conference venues in the town include those at the Greenbank Hotel and the Falmouth Hotel, and Newquay Airport is the nearest airport.
Falmouth Car Hire
Wherever you are in Falmouth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Falmouth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places you could visit in Falmouth:
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
This large Museum has a wealth of fascinating collections for all ages to enjoy, where visitors can learn about boats and the region’s maritime past. There are a range of boats to be seen here, which include the Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie’s Finn, called Rita, and a 19th century steam boat, Waterlily. You can also learn about subjects including fishing and shipwrecks, and record breaking sailing achievements relating to the area, and there’s also a indoor lake for model yachts.
You can visit this Castle which was built by Henry VIII as a defence against French and Spanish attacks. You can learn about the Castle’s history through the ages including a long siege during the English Civil War and its function during World War I. There is also a Victorian War Shelter, along with historic guns such as a Howitzer, and you can explore the Castle Keep with a reconstructed gun deck, and from the roof you’ll have great views across the sea and town.
A short distance from Falmouth, you can visit this beautiful garden with a wealth of colourful displays. Situated by a private scenic beach by the Helford River, the garden has many plants including rhododendrons, and hydrangea, and many sub-tropical displays, along with delightful features including a pond, a natural flowing spring, fountains, attractive waterfall and children’s play areas.
Falmouth Art Gallery
This gallery houses a large collection of art and includes both historical works as well as contemporary art. Works here include paintings, etchings, prints, engravings and woodcuts, as well as photography, and there are regular exhibitions held at the Museum.
Ships and Castles Leisure Centre
There are a range of enjoyable activities to enjoy here, which include a leisure pool with a long flume, river rapids, bubbles, wave machine, along with jacuzzis. The Centre also has a fitness studio and and suite and there are a number of classes to take part in.
You could enjoy some exciting watersports in the coastal waters, including kayaking, surfing, rowing, sailing, windsurfing and there are a number of centres in the area where you can take part in these activities. You can enjoy the exhilarating experience of these sports while enjoying the scenic coastline of the area.
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