Vibrant year-round ambience
Thanks to the rapid growth of Falmouth University, which boasts actress Dawn French as its chancellor, Falmouth has a year-round vibrancy that surpasses most other Cornish towns. Whether your recreational interests include sailing, hiking, art, surfing, music, photography, or gardening, there is a club or upcoming event guaranteed to suit. Falmouth town centre has an artistic vibe and its impressive number of independent shops, galleries, and restaurants (including 2017’s best Independent Fish and Chip Shop Restaurant of the Year) give it cultural appeal.
Impressive events calendar
From the International Sea Shanty Festival that keeps the region’s history of Tall Ships alive with raucous maritime music every June, to the world-famous sailing regatta that takes place throughout Falmouth Week every August, Falmouth has a fully packed events calendar. In addition to the town’s numerous annual festivals and live music events, residents also participate in various charity fundraisers that contribute to the town’s strong sense of community, including the Cancer Research Race for Live, Moonlight Memory Walk for Children’s Hospice South West, and Santa Run.
Unique history and architecture
With a rich history dating back to the construction of Pendennis Castle during the reign of Henry VIII, Falmouth has a wealth of fascinating history and architecture. Many of the port town’s original pubs and buildings (as well as quirky architectural features such as the 111 steps that make up Jacob’s Ladder) are still in existence and a simple walk through the town centre offers insight into hundreds of years’ worth of history and tradition. History buffs can learn about the town’s intrinsic relationship with the sea at the acclaimed National Maritime Museum, which opened at Discovery Quay in 2003 and has 15 galleries of exhibits over 5 floors. For the price of a single entry, residents can return to the museum as many times as they like for the rest of the year.
Falmouth has no less than four beaches, of which Gyllyngvase is the largest and most popular. In addition to a variety of watersports, including paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, and coasteering, Gylly Beach offers a number of family-friendly amenities and easy access to the South West Coast Path. The ever-popular Gylly Beach Cafe offers regular themed dining nights, live entertainment, and dog-friendly outdoor patio. Dogs are allowed on the beach between October 1 and Easter Day.
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