Falmouth is the principal resort of the Southern Cornish Riviera. It boasts one of the highest average sunshine records in Britain and in winter has a climate comparable to that of the Mediterranean. Located at the southern end of the Fal estuary, the town has beautifully laid out exotic gardens, a large vibrant harbour and a Tudor castle overlooking the bay.
Other attractions include a growing arts centre and the state-of-the-art National Maritime Museum, which documents Falmouth’s historic Cornish past and plays host to many of the town’s cultural events. Falmouth’s immediate surroundings are something of a naturalist’s delight.
The town lies close to the Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point and an open, wild and largely untouched landscape. Further up the Fal estuary, the riverside is interspersed with tiny villages and hamlets, creeks and caves which may be seen by taking a river cruise from Falmouth. At the same time, the town affords swift access to more commercial areas, such as Truro, the acknowledged retail centre of Cornwall.
Above all, Falmouth’s unique mixture of excitement and relaxation appeals to all ages.
We use the Madeira Hotel, a Leisureplex Hotel.
Falmouth is well-known for its fascinating mixture of buildings and shops. They vary from modern stores to much older listed buildings, often occupied by antique and craft shops, which lie in picturesque alleyways leading down to the sea.
Beaches and Gardens
Falmouth’s main beach, Gyllyngvase, is a stretch of soft golden sand with excellent facilities and breathtaking views across the bay. Falmouth’s gardens, which are found dotted around the town and extensively around its edge, are uniquely unusual and colourful and provide an excellent backdrop for reflection and relaxation.