Falmouth in Cornwall is a picturesque town that buzzes with the arts.
There are a number of excellent art galleries there and it is famous for being a starting point for a number of artists in all types of media.
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As well as the arts, Falmouth has a wonderful maritime heritage, as well as being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Falmouth is a fabulous place for taking long walks, boat trips, and picnics when the sun is shining.
Activities in the area include – apart from the boats and the numerous water sports activities – the Trebah Gardens. Here you can see exotic blooms and beautiful flowers offering an array of stupendous colours and scents.
Or why not fall into history at Pendennis Castle? Part of English Heritage, you can take castle tours, enjoy historic event days, and partake of a tasty bite or two in the castle café.
For those who enjoy the maritime history of the UK, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall based in Falmouth is an award-winning museum that teaches about Cornwall itself, boats and the sea.
As well as all of this there are some of the loveliest beaches in the country, perfect for a family day out or romantic stroll.
Cruises from Falmouth
Sorry, no ferry routes can be found from Falmouth.
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Falmouth Cruise Terminal, Falmouth TR11 4NR, United Kingdom
Ships dock at Falmouth Docks, an industrial port geared more towards industrial cargo than cruise passengers.
The port is located to the east of the town just off Tinners Walk. This is a short distance from Melvill Road (A39) which is the main road through the town. The A39 heads up through Penryn to Truro where it then joins the A30 at Carland Cross. The A39 makes an appearance once again heading northwards from Indian Queens heading up to Bude, Bideford and Barnstaple.
At Truro the A390 heads off through St Austell to Dobwalls where it interests with the A38, for links eastwards to Plymouth and then northwards to Exeter.
The A394 runs westwards from Penryn leading to Penzance, with Land's End a short drive beyond.
Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) handle the cruise parking facilities at Falmouth. It's a valet parking service so you will need to leave your car keys with them. In May 2016 the price was £9.50 per 24 hours. Parking needs to be pre-booked.
Getting there by coach
The National Express stop is located at Berkeley Vale, at the cross roads between Quay Street and Arwenack Street. The walk from here to the port is reasonable although a taxi may be the best means to get there.
Route 315 connects Eastbourne to Penzance, via Newhaven, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin, Newquay, St Austell, Truro, Falmouth and St Ives.
Route 500 links Penzance and London, and the coach calls at Falmouth, Truro, St Austell, Newquay, Plymouth, and Heathrow Airport.
Route 324 is the network that joins Penzance with West Yorkshire. Services run from Penzance to St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, terminating at Huddersfield.
Getting there by train
Falmouth boasts two train stations but Falmouth Docks is the closest to the port. Local services run to Truro.
A 6 hour train journey separates Falmouth from Cardiff, a time also shared by services to Birmingham. Services from London are a little speedier at 5¼ hours. Those travelling from Edinburgh should brace themselves for a tiresome journey of up to 11½ hours. Plan your journey here.