The town of Falmouth in Cornwall sits on the River Fal and is located on Cornwall’s south coast. The actual harbour in the town is the third deepest natural one in the world and holds the title of being the deepest in Western Europe. Certainly when it comes to Falmouth vacations, there are lots of different things to see and do in the town itself and nearby.
The accommodation in Falmouth is many and varied. Quite a few of the Georgian townhouses found in it have been converted either into hotels or into guesthouses. Many of these have the most amazing views of one of the five beaches that it boasts. The first of these being next to the Pendennis Castle, then you have Castle Tunnel, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and finally Maenporth.
As well as the beaches where you can lay back and soak up the summer sun as Cornwall is one of the sunniest parts of the UK. If sunbathing isn’t your scene, maybe you would prefer to visit the National Maritime Museum and explore our nautical history. The museum’s building opened in 2003 and was designed by the architect M. J. Long.
Along with the port still fully functioning as a cargo one where goods are brought onto the mainland. The port also features on the itinerary of a number of different cruise lines. Last year, the port was host to 64 cruise liners who stopped there before continuing on their journeys. The port is still a vital part of the town and is responsible for much of the local economy.
That said, because of both its location, favorable weather and easy access to the rest of Cornwall, the town is also popular as film and TV makers. During 1935, the actor Will Hay was to be found staying in the town whilst he took part in the filming of “Windbag the Sailor”. Later, the town saw Sir John Mills star during the filming of Scott of the Antarctic. Additionally, Disney used the town as part of its filming of Treasure Island.
If you’re a fan of this era of movies you will soon be able to recognise some of the places in the town as you stroll around that formed the backdrop to some of the scenes. Tourists from the world over still come to visit and the town has done it’s best to keep modern developments away and retain its original character.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that will offer you a peaceful, gentle time then a vacation in Falmouth will be your ideal choice.
Check out this long list of Falmouth hotels.