ONSHORE PLACES TO VISIT in falmouth


Explore Falmouth and further afield…

Voted the best place to live in the south west by The Sunday Times, welcome to Falmouth! The town has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. Its maritime heritage sits comfortably alongside the creative. It is continually building a name for itself as Cornwall’s ultimate cultural and festival destination.

Discover our top things to do in Falmouth below…


A rich history

Falmouth’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 background boasts names such as Picasso, Henry Tuke and Man Ray. Today, as well as being a visitor destination, Falmouth is at the forefront of the region’s artistic and marine excellence.

Did you know Falmouth has the world’s third largest natural deep-water harbour? It’s also the country’s first and last port.


Local attractions

When you stay with us, a whole host of attractions, castles, beaches, and gardens are all on your doorstep. National Trust member? Discover the Cornish sub-tropical paradises of Glendurgan Garden or Trelissick Estate, just a short drive from The Greenbank.

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.



Falmouth events

Falmouth promises a whole host of events throughout the year. From international sailing regattas and foodie festivals, to art exhibitions and singing sensations! Explore our blog page for our favourite diary dates in Cornwall.


If you’re travelling to us by train, boat or bus, and require a guided tour of Cornwall, we thoroughly recommend Keith’s Cornish Tours. Keith runs personalised day tours around the county for up to seven people. These include Poldark tours and trips, to inidividual towns and villages.


 

Trebah Garden

Trebah Garden

Discover the magic of this Cornish garden, with over four miles of footpath. Get lost in exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to its very own secluded beach on the Helford River.

Get lost at Trebah

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery

Award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the South West. With changing displays of the best of British art and a shop with affordable gifts from many of the county's leading ceramicists, printmakers and jewellers.

Become inspired

Trelissick Garden

Trelissick Garden

With over 300 acres and Trelissick House, explore the intriguing past and stunning vistas. Quite literally at the water's edge, you can catch the ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland to land at this waterside wonderland.

Immerse yourself

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

This imposing castle has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. 450 years can now be traced from its origins as one of Henry VIII's coastal strongholds. Guests can enjoy 10% discount on Pendennis Castle ticket entry.

Explore the fortress

Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden

Get lost in the historic maze and stroll through the peaceful valley to the village of Durgan and its very own beach. Explore the outstanding displays of magnolias and camellias where guests can receive 20% discount on Glendurgan tickets.

Adventure to Glendurgan

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

Among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, St Mawes Castle is the most elaborately decorated of them all. Greenbank guests can enjoy 10% discount on St Mawes Castle ticket entry.

Get historic at St Mawes

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi award-winning museum has 15 galleries beautifully illustrating the past, and a spectacular lookout tower. Exhibitions change frequently and there are plenty of fun activities for kids.

Become a shipmate

St Anthony Head

St Anthony Head

Famed for its military history for centuries, there are big guns, batteries and fortifications to discover at St Anthony Head. With level paths from the car park to the headland, there's easy exploring for everyone.

Explore the history

The Poly

The Poly

The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (known affectionately as The Poly) has been encouraging innovation and culture for over 175 years. An old but much loved space steeped in history and character and ideal for theatre shows, films, lectures.

Embrace the Cornish Culture