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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum - HM Bark Endeavour

Open 7 days a week

'An experience as alive as the sea'
A unique and interactive displays of boats and their place in people's lives.

The main Gallery- National maritime museumThis unique maritime heritage is exhibited over three floors (in 12 state-of-the-art galleries), each focusing on different aspects of industry, work and communications.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been designed to create a wide appeal, offering a diverse range of 'hands-on' displays and an unrivalled collection of boats - including many in active use on the water.

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The Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Gweek

Cornish Seal SanctuaryThe National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall.

The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters

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FALMOUTH in Britain's Western Approaches is South West Cornwall's premier resort and home to Cornwall's Maritime Heritage.

Washed by the ocean and warmed by the Gulf stream, Falmouth basks on the shoreline of the world's third largest natural harbour - the gateway to a beautiful network of rivers and creeks.

Falmouth is famous for its beaches and castle and infamous for its smugglers and pirates -the town has protected the deep water anchorage of the Carrick Roads since Tudor times.

Gyllyngvase Beach Falmouth

Playing and relaxing on Falmouths four main beaches of Gyllyngvase, Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth is a true delight. Feel the sand between your toes as you stroll along these wide expanses, cleansed daily by the ebb and flow of the Atlantic.

This is surely the perfect arena for sunbathing, swimming, sandcastle building or simply forgetting the rest of the world exists . . .

For a wilder time, try tackling the rapid river run and wave machine at Ships & Castles Leisure Pool on Pendennis Headland or run the gauntlet at Laserforce, Falmouth's live action laser game.

You can discover more about Falmouth's nautical and notorious past at the Cornwall Maritime Museum or take a guided maritime walk with our qualified Blue Badge Guides.

Getting about could not be easier. Leave your car behind and climb aboard one of the many pleasure boats and ferries which ply the local waters to St Mawes, Flushing, Smuggler's Cottage at Tolverne, Truro and the Helford Passage. Yachts with skippers can be chartered by the day.

 

FalmouthFalmouth was once home to the Packet Ship service which sailed to the Mediterranean and the Americas from 1688 to 1852 carrying mail and goods.

These world wide links across the seas led to the development of large private gardens, where exotic plants from as far afield as China and Australasia thrived in the regions subtropical climate.

These award winning gardens are now open to the public and are packed with magnolias, rhododendrons, tree ferns and palms. In addition to Falmouth's four central gardens of Fox Rosehill and Queen Mary - both Green Flag Park Award winners, Kimberley Park and Gyllyngdune, the vast gardens of Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trebah are all within easy reach.

Explore Falmouth's bustling town centre with its craft shops, fresh seafood sellers, harbourside pubs and restaurants plus chandlers and vendors of all things nautical.

The Arts Centre (The Poly) in the heart of town has a lively programme of events from theatre to film and exhibitions from local artists while the Art Gallery with its Tuke and Waterhouse paintings hosts touring displays from all over Britain.

The Princess Pavilion theatre and tea-rooms are set among the subtropical Gyllyngdune Gardens by the beach and is a great place to pick up bargains at the antique fairs and flea markets held throughout the year.

The resort also has the only full size all weather bowling green in Cornwall.

Falmouth is a dazzling waterworld - with sailing and diving schools, local fishing trips and watersports activity centres offering expert advice, tuition and equipment for hire - making it oh so easy for you to spend hours and even days enjoying your favourite water-based activity or even learning a new one.

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falmouth HistoryArwenack House - FalmouthFALMOUTH'S HISTORY

Falmouth has come along way since 1600 when it only consisted of two houses, a smithy and an alehouse, but when Sir Walter Raleigh stayed with Sir John Killegrew at Arwenack House, he was so impressed with its geographical features that he recommended that the site should be developed as a port.

Sir John gained Parliamentary approval to develop the site and within a few years the village started to grow.

Originally known as Smithwick or Smithick it later became known as Pen-y-come-quick ("the head of the narrow vale").

In 1660 a Royal proclamation changed the name to Falmouth. For nearly 300 years Falmouth remained one of the principle ports of the world, where during the mid eighteen hundreds it was not an uncommon site to see 350 ocean-going sailing ships at anchor in the "Carrick Roads" at any one time.

As Falmouth developed during the seventeenth century, the oldest building that it can boast is the Elizabethan manor of the Killegrew's at Arwenack House. However, much of this was destroyed during the Civil War, and what remained was incorporated into the replacement building built in 1786.

The parish church of King Charles the Martyr was built between 1662-64, while off the main streets some of the original 17th and 18th century cottages may still be seen.

 
 
Pendennis Castle - photo by permission of Willhsmit

Pendennis CastlePendennis CastlePendennis Castle
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On the nearby headland of Pendennis Point stands the imposing Pendennis Castle, built between 1539-64 by King Henry VIII as a defence against the French - one of a chain of forts running along the coast of the southern half of Britain from Hull to Milford Haven.

During the Civil War the castle was held for the Crown by the 80 year old Colonel John Arundel of Trerice, who defended it during a six month siege in 1646.

The Parliamentarian besiegers were so impressed with the courage of the Royalist forces, that when they finally surrendered in August 1646, they allowed the 24 officers and 900 men to march out of the castle with full military honours - bearing their weapons and banners flying.

Pendennis castle looking out towards St. Antony Head and the 'Fraggle Rock' Light HouseNowadays, Pendennis Castle, with its incredible views across the ocean to the headlands of St Mawes and the Lizard Peninsula, resounds to the clamour of battle re-enactments, jousting tournaments and concerts and remains one of Falmouth's principal attractions.

Today Falmouth offers the tourist a variety of facilities and makes an ideal location for exploring the south western coast of the county. Nearby attractions include; St Just in Roseland, Helford Estuary, St Mawes, Lizard Peninsula.

 
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FALMOUTH HOLIDAY RENTAL

Flushing Holiday Cottages  Pets Allowed Parking Available Flushing Holiday Cottages
Tel: 07717 000040.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Sat + Sun Changeover, Prices from 295 to 3995 - onsite swimming pool - Pets Welcome


The Penventon Park Hotel  Parking Available The Penventon Park Hotel
Tel: 01209 203000. AA 3 star B&B Stays in Redruth sleeps Over 10 people Prices from 55 to 189 - onsite swimming pool -


The Bridgedeck  Parking Available The Bridgedeck
Tel: 01749 870 230. Visit England / Quality in Tourism 5 star Gold Award Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from 675 to 1275


Rathgowry  Parking Available Rathgowry
Tel: 01326 313482. AA 4 star En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people Prices from 37


Melvill Court  Parking Available Melvill Court
Tel: 01934 842978.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 330 to 765


Rosemullion House  Parking Available Rosemullion House
Tel: 01326 314690. AA 4 stars B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people Prices from 35


The Foredeck  Parking Available The Foredeck
Tel: 01934 844131. Visit Britain / Quality in Tourism 5 star Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 5. Prices from 500 to 1175


Barkadeer  Parking Available Barkadeer
Tel: 07808 946404.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Prices from 350


Cornwall Waterfront Homes  Parking Available Cornwall Waterfront Homes
Tel: 01872-580751.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in St Mawes with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Prices from 350 to 1420


Shasta Annex  Pets Allowed Parking Available Shasta Annex
Tel: 01326 250775.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Mawnan Smith sleeps 2. Prices from 280 to 390 Pets Welcome
Mini Breaks from 60 per night (min 2 nights)


Falmouth Holiday Homes  Pets Allowed Parking Available Falmouth Holiday Homes
Tel: 07717 000040.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people Sat + Sun Changeover, Prices from 295 to 3995 - onsite swimming pool - Pets Welcome


Anacapri  Parking Available Anacapri
Tel: 01326 311454. AA, CTB member,, SWT, FHA AA 4 star En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views-


Maenporth Holidays  Parking Available Maenporth Holidays
Tel: 02920 514 163.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Maenporth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 330 to 1210 - onsite swimming pool -


Bosanath Mill Cottage  Parking Available Bosanath Mill Cottage
Tel: 01326 250010.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Falmouth sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from 550 to 950


Cornish Breaks - Captains Cabin  Parking Available Cornish Breaks - Captains Cabin
Tel: 01424 851188.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 2. Sat Changeover, Prices from 310 to 405


Tudor Court Hotel  Parking Available Tudor Court Hotel
Tel: 01326 312807. CTB member,, 4 stars En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 32


The Georgian Manor House Apartment  Parking Available The Georgian Manor House Apartment
Tel: 01749 870 230. Visit England / Quality in Tourism 5 star Gold Award Self-catering Holiday Apartment Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 4.


Helford Passage Flat 15D  Parking Available Helford Passage Flat 15D
Tel: 07787 191 956.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Helford Passage sleeps 6. Prices from 260 to 810 - onsite swimming pool -


Retanna Holiday Park & Camping  Parking Available Retanna Holiday Park & Camping
Tel: 01326 340643. Cornwall Tourist Board, AA 3 Pennants, Self-catering Holiday Caravan Rental Camping and Touring in Edgcumbe, Helston sleeps 8. - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 190 to 750
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San Remo  Pets Allowed Parking Available San Remo
Tel: 01326 312 076.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- Prices from 30 Pets Welcome


Trewint Bed & Breakfast  Parking Available Trewint Bed & Breakfast
Tel: 01326 314597.   B&B Stays in Falmouth Prices from 30


Cornish Barn Holidays - Higher Grenna Farm  Pets Allowed Parking Available Cornish Barn Holidays - Higher Grenna Farm
Tel: 01872 864952. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 4 star and 5 star Gold Award Self-catering Holiday Rental in Truro sleeps 2. - suitable for Large Groups, Sat Changeover, Prices from 290 to 700 Pets Welcome


Calamankey Farm Campsite  Pets Allowed Parking Available Calamankey Farm Campsite
Tel: 01209 - 860314.   Self-catering Holiday Caravan Rental Camping and Touring in Falmouth Pets Welcome


Harbourside Apartments  Parking Available Harbourside Apartments
Tel: 01326 316501. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 3 Star Self-catering Holiday Apartment Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 216 to 558


Woodbury Farm B&B  Parking Available Woodbury Farm B&B
Tel: 01872 277240.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Truro with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Prices from 38


Jentone Bed & Breakfast  Parking Available Jentone Bed & Breakfast
Tel: 01209 860883. Quality in Tourism+ Visit Cornwall+SouthwestTourism 4 Star En-Suite B&B Stays in Helston sleeps 7. Prices from 30 to 38


Harbours Reach  Parking Available Harbours Reach
Tel: 07710 252583. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 4 Star Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 5. Prices from 350


Kimberleys  Kimberleys
Tel: 01326 311400.   Self-catering Holiday Rental B&B Stays in Falmouth


Helford River Cottages  Helford River Cottages
Tel: 01326 231666.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Helston sleeps 9. - suitable for Large Groups,


Hicks Mill Cottages  Parking Available Hicks Mill Cottages
Tel: 01872 865480.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Truro sleeps 7. Sat Changeover, Prices from 165 to 645
SPECIAL OFFER - wk com Sat 20th Dec 435 now only 299.


Bosilliac Holiday Cottages  Parking Available Bosilliac Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01326 250 307. Quality in Tourism. CTB member, 4 star Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Prices from 300 to 945


Membly Hall Hotel  Parking Available Membly Hall Hotel
Tel: 01326 312869. CTB member,, AA 2 Star En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- Prices from 38 to 460


Packet Quays  Parking Available Packet Quays
Tel: 01209 860268.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 2. Sat Changeover, Prices from 280 to 480


The Riverside - Helford  Parking Available The Riverside - Helford
Tel: 01865 400825.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Helford sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups,


Gadles Farm Cottages  Parking Available Gadles Farm Cottages
Tel: 01872 863214. Visit England / Quality in Tourism 4 & 5 star Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Truro sleeps 4. Prices from 280 to 800


Engleton House & Castleton Guest House  Pets Allowed Engleton House & Castleton Guest House
Tel: 01326372644. CTB member,, Quality in Tourism / Visit England 3 Star En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 60 to 70 Pets Welcome


Whispers Holiday Apartment  Parking Available Whispers Holiday Apartment
Tel: 01872 863 904.   Self-catering Holiday Apartment Rental in Truro sleeps 2. Sat (flexible) Changeover, Prices from 285 to 415


Melvill House  Parking Available Melvill House
Tel: 01326 316645. CTB member,, SWTB, AA 4 stars En-Suite B&B Stays in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 7. Prices from 35 to 45


The Slipway  Parking Available The Slipway
Tel: 07525 669 836.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 520 to 985


Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages  Pets Allowed Parking Available Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01209 860863. CTB member,, Visit England 3 star Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Truro sleeps 8. - suitable for Large Groups, Sat Changeover, Prices from 210 to 800 Pets Welcome


Gyllyngdune Manor  Parking Available Gyllyngdune Manor
Tel: 01934 842978.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Falmouth with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 330 to 765


The Boathouse - Gillan  Parking Available The Boathouse - Gillan
Tel: 07775 898838.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Helford Estuary with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 650 to 3600


Simply Sea Views  Pets Allowed Parking Available Simply Sea Views
Tel: 01326 741090.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in based in Porthleven with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 440 to 1000 Pets Welcome


The Foreshore  Parking Available The Foreshore
Tel: 01326 250339.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Helford River with Sea Views- sleeps 8. Sat Changeover, Prices from 956 to 1950