The Greenbank’s Insider Guide: 24 hours in Falmouth

Looking for things to do in Falmouth? Keep on reading, as we’ve got just the guide to help you explore our favourite Cornish town in as little as 24 hours…



You’ve woken up in the comfort of your hotel room at The Greenbank. Start the day the Falmouth way and wander down to the restaurant to enjoy a hearty Cornish breakfast. Served until 10:30am, fuel up for a day of exploring! Don’t forget we also offer a mouth-watering brunch menu for non-residents. Or how about our bottomless brunch? Find out more here.


10AM – 11:30AM: stroll into town

Head towards the bustling town of Falmouth, a short five minute walk from The Greenbank. With stunning harbour views on your journey, start at the top of the old high street, where you’ll meet an array of independent businesses, such as gift shop The Grey Lurcher, coffee shop Beacon Coffee, clothing shop The Little Vintage Warehouse 13, and pottery cafe Star Glazers. Head further into the town, where mainstream shops are available, as well as the National Maritime Museum with their new exhibition Monsters of the Deep.


11:30AM – 1pM: sail to st mawes

Hop aboard the Fal River Ferry and explore our neighbouring village of St Mawes. One of Cornwall’s most popular boat trips, you’ll pass the impressive castles of St Mawes and Pendennis before journeying across the Carrick Roads. Here you may come across dolphins, seals and basking sharks that regularly visit the harbour.


1pM – 2pm: pause for lunch

Our Cornish county is known for being foodie-centric, and with an array of cafes, restaurants and bistros to visit, Falmouth is no exception. Travel the cuisine world and try African inspired restaurant Amazi, Caribbean infused Cribbs, or keep it Cornish with a traditional steak pasty at Choak’s. Looking for a traditional Cornish pub instead? The Working Boat, located just below The Greenbank, offers some pub grub classics with a Cornish twist. Nothing brings people together like good food – so sit back and enjoy the harbour views.


2pm – 5pm: head to cornish gardens

After lunch, how about stretching the legs and strolling through a sub-tropical coastal paradise? Trebah garden, as well as Glendurgan garden, is just a short 15 minute drive from Falmouth. With striking coastal backdrops, an array of exotic flora and fauna, as well as experiences for all the family to enjoy, stroll through the vibrant tunnels of colour and see Cornwall like you’ve never seen it before. Even better, stay at The Greenbank as part of our Cornish Garden Break, where you’ll get entry to many gardens around Falmouth and further afield included in your stay.


5pm – 7pm: cocktail o’clock

It’s time to treat yourself to a tipple or two! You’ve walked for miles today, so why not relax in the Water’s Edge bar for a while? With our two for £10 deal every Monday to Thursday from 3pm-6pm, and all day on Fridays, take advantage of this offer and sip on a unique range of quirky crafted cocktails using the finest spirits and ingredients across the south west.

7pm – 9pm: dive into dinner

From the bar to the restaurant, there is nowhere more special to enjoy the views of Falmouth harbour. So why not join us for dinner? Including daily changing chef recommendations, as well as gluten free and vegan options on request, indulge in signature Cornish dishes with the freshest seafood and local produce in this two AA rosette-awarded restaurant.


9pm – 8am: and relax

You’ve had an action-packed day exploring some of Falmouth’s favourite places, so it’s time to relax. Amongst the many rooms we have at The Greenbank, you can’t beat a little laid-back luxury in The Florence or The Lookout. Soak up the views in your roll top bath and end the perfect Cornish day The Greenbank way…


Call us now on 01326 312440 or email our reception team to book your stay at The Greenbank