Voted the best place to live in the south west by The Sunday Times, Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. A fascinating maritime heritage sits comfortably alongside the creative, building a name for itself as Cornwall’s ultimate cultural and festival destination.
The town’s rich history abounds with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours (from the days of the packet ships to more recent around-the-world challenges), while its creative heritage boasts names such as Picasso, Henry Tuke and Man Ray. Today, as well as being a beautiful visitor destination, Falmouth is at the forefront of the region’s artistic and marine excellence.
From international sailing regattas and foodie festivals to art exhibitions and singing sensations – Falmouth promises a whole host of events throughout the year. It has the world’s third largest natural deep-water harbour and is the country’s first and last port. Framed by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula, the town is located on the South West Coast Path and is a magnet for walkers, picnickers and families alike.
Discover our top things to do in Falmouth below, or explore our blog page for our favourite diary dates in Cornwall each month.
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Discover the magic of this Cornish garden, with over four miles of footpath. Get lost under canapies of exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to its very own secluded beach on the Helford River. Speak to our reception team to find out about our special guest rates.Discover Trebah
Award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the south west and is family friendly with free admission. It has changing displays of some of the best of British art and a shop with affordable gifts from many of the countyu2019s leading ceramicists, printmakers and jewellers.Be Inspired
Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick boasts jaw-dropping views and a huge array of plant species. Quite literally at the water's edge, you can catch the ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland to land at this waterside garden and exotic wonderland. There's over 300 acres and Trelissick House to explore, with an intriguing past and stunning vistas.Head to Trelissick
This imposing castle has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Major developments have revealed the full history of this fortress and 450 years can now be traced from its origins as one of Henry VIII's coastal strongholds. Greenbank guests can enjoy 10% discount on Pendennis Castle ticket entry.Explore this fine fortress
A Cornish garden of great beauty, created in the 1820s. Get lost in the historic maze and stroll through the peaceful valley to the village of Durgan and its very own beach. There are many fine trees and rare plants, with outstanding spring displays of magnolias and camellias. Our guests receive 20% discount on Glendurgan tickets.Day trip to Glendurgan
St Mawes Castle was built near the waterline to guard the entrance to the safe anchorage in the Carrick Roads. It is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. Greenbank guests can enjoy 10% discount on St Mawes Castle ticket entry.Check out St Mawes