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Falmouth Attractions

Falmouth, Cornwall, offers something for everyone, whatever the weather or time of year. Sandy beaches and spectacular scenery, specialist shops from local art to antiques and exceptional sailing and diving in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. Enjoy a boat trip on the river, go for a stroll in one of the parks and gardens or discover delights in the town’s shopping streets. Unsurpassed views of Flushing, Falmouth Bay and beyond can be glimpsed between the buildings or from the opes and walkways meandering through the town.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is known for celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, but now Cornwall’s award winning visitor attraction will be shining a light on lighthouses and their keepers. From the massive scale of these triumphs of engineering to the tall tales of the lighthouse keepers themselves, Lighthouses: Life on the Rocks will illuminate these incredible stories with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. Discover powerful emotions and the power of the oceans. Explore feats of daring and feats of engineering. Learn how these iconic beacons of light have saved lives and touched our lives. Also step back in time in the Falmouth Gallery which highlights the importance of Falmouth’s maritime history, incorporating an Old Curiosity Shop, displaying weird and wonderful things that sailors traditionally brought back from far flung places around the world. You can also explore Britain’s first and last port of call and relive the heyday of Falmouth’s port from 1689 to the present day.

Hotels near National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Kings Arms Hotel from £40.00
Bay View Bed and Breakfast from £36.00
The Thirsty Scholar from £69.00
Greenbank Hotel4 starfrom £69.00
Park View Townhouse from £80.00
Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

Discover Cornwall's greatest fortress, journey through 450 years of history from Tudor times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets of Pendennis Castle. Go back in time, explore the hands-on Discovery Centre, see a Tudor gun deck in action and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Find out what it was like to be a garrison soldier at the turn of the last century. In the World-War-II Observation Post you'll feel the tension as the alert sounds, warning of an enemy attack. Then descend through secret underground tunnels to the big guns of Half Moon battery and take a guided tour of the underground magazines. Visitors can watch the Noonday Gun firing daily throughout July and August. With its magnificent views of Falmouth and the estuary, Pendennis Castle is a fascinating day out for all the family whatever the weather.

Hotels near Pendennis Castle
The Falmouth Hotel3 starfrom £58.65
Madeira Hotel2 starfrom £92.00
Trelawney Guest House4 starfrom £30.00
The Royal Duchy Hotel4 starfrom £45.00
The Oceanic Luxury Aparthotel from £150.00
National Seal Sanctuary

National Seal Sanctuary

Discover the Sanctuary's vital seal rescue work, with more than 40 abandoned pups cared for by the dedicated team of experts in our fully-equipped hospital and spacious outdoor rehabilitation pools. The progress of these pups is closely monitored right through from rescue to their release back into the wild. Marvel at the antics and agility of our resident otters. Our pair of Asian Short Clawed Otters are ideally suited to life in the public gaze, perfect ambassadors for the conservation cause of otters in the wild, including our dwindling native species the European otter. Facilities within the seal sanctuary are continually being upgraded, the redevelopment of the Sea Lion pools gave Carus the Patagonian Sea Lion, a larger more enriched environment. Rocky, a Californian Sea Lion, was born in captivity at a facility in Brighton. Now blind, he leads a contented life with Pepper, a female Californian Sea Lion who came over from Cape Cod Aquarium, in the USA.

Hotels near National Seal Sanctuary
Trengilly Wartha Inn3 starfrom £60.00
Silverspring Hideaway from £62.50
Tregaddra Farm BandB4 starfrom £70.00
No.52 Bed and Breakfast from £60.00
Budock Vean Hotel4 starfrom £100.30

Other Attraction near Falmouth

  • The Flambards Experience - The Flambards Experience is more than just a Theme Park and has intrigued, entertained and thrilled thirteen million visitors over 34 seasons.
  • Future World @ Goonhilly - No visit to Cornwall would be complete without visiting one of Cornwall's most unique destinations. Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station occupies over 160 acres on the magnificent Lizard Peninsula.
  • Godolphin - For those who would like to see the practical side of the National Trust, a visit during the restoration of the Godolphin property near Helston is the ideal opportunity to do so.