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Welcome to Falmouth Town Guide

Falmouth, Spirit of the Sea

Welcome to Falmouth’s Town Guide. “Falmouth is the jewel Discover what’s on, where to go and what to do in the historic port in Cornwall’s crown.” of Falmouth. We’d like to invite you to enjoy this spectacular area - famed as much for its food and festival scene as for its spellbinding river, breathtaking beaches, cultural centre and maritime heritage. Working together to ensure that both locals and visitors experience the very best on offer, our partnerships and collective approach aim to preserve and develop the unique character of the town. Based around a thriving harbour, Falmouth is busy with all year-round activity while also providing an abundance of cafés, restaurants, shops and festivals. With plenty to see and do, you’ll find museums, castles and great walking routes scattered amongst scenic surroundings boasting brilliant beaches and world-class watersports. Falmouth is also gateway to the Fal River - Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. This beautiful Cornish river runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by award winning places to stay, attractions, sub-tropical gardens and great things to see and do. All this is connected by a network of ferries, buses and trains, best enjoyed with the great value Fal Mussel Card, the river’s ‘“HopOn Hop-Off” travel pass.

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06 All about Falmouth Falmouth, Spirit of the Sea. Learn about all that encompasses Falmouth. 14 Things to do Discover all there is to do in Falmouth, from beaches to museums. 32 Shopping Enjoy the wealth of shops in the town from independent traders to galleries. 40 Food & Drink From fine dining establishments to a quick bite, you will be spoilt for choice. 50 Getting about Board a range of transport from classic ferries to buses and trains.

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Spirit of the Sea

Falmouth is bursting with beautiful beaches, top-notch attractions, historical sites and maritime heritage all framed by stunning natural scenery and shimmering blue sea.

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Home to the world’s third largest natural deep-water harbour, Falmouth’s maritime legacy is core to its working life. With industries such as boatbuilding, fishing, marine engineering, shipping and watersports - its coastal culture is both economically vibrant and charming to its visitors.

A host of beaches fringe Falmouth, offering everything from sun-kissed shores to high-octane action. From surfing to sailing and sunbathing to snorkelling, everyone can enjoy the area’s varied oceanside activities.

Legend has it Not only do the port and docklands help secure Falmouth’s industrial success, they also represent a rich history which saw kings and famous seafarers stamp their mark on the town. From the Royal Mail packet ships to smugglers and pirates, trading and travel have defined Falmouth’s history for hundreds of years and still continue to sculpt its modern day character.

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“Falmouth is a special place and somewhere I’ve enjoyed several times with my own family. The town itself is steeped in history and has stunning views over St Mawes Castle” Ben Fogle for the Sunday Mirror

Attractions aplenty There’s a spectacular array of things to see and do in Falmouth. Built by King Henry VIII, Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle proudly guard the estuary while the National Maritime Museum Cornwall honours Falmouth’s heritage. Combined with parks and gardens and a wealth of cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs - not to mention an all-year-round events and festival schedule Falmouth, quite simply, is the place to visit in Cornwall.

“It’s great to be in Falmouth. Outside Padstow it’s my favourite seaside town in Cornwall.” Rick Stein See page 44


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Partnership Falmouth Key to Falmouth’s growing success is a series of partnerships in place to ensure operations within the town are smoothly run and constantly evolving. All striving and working closely together to make Falmouth a better place for both its residents and visitors, the dynamic partnership scheme comprises of a number of networks whose sole aim is to support the local economy, people and culture, helping them to continually flourish. The Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit company responsible for delivering a number of innovative projects that aim to improve the trading environment of Falmouth. It is business-led - with over 400 businesses involved, who constantly deliver initiatives such as destination marketing, new events and festivals, PR campaigns, public realm improvements and business training programmes. Established in 1866, The Port of Falmouth Chamber of Commerce is a group of local business people from a range of sectors whose aim is to promote the port and town for the benefit of the members and wider community. The Falmouth Town Forum is an ideas and consultation group whose purpose is to assist the Town Council and other agencies in developing Falmouth for the benefit of its residents, students and businesses. The apolitical Forum unites representatives of a variety of groups and organisations in the town from the commercial, charitable and statutory sectors. Recent work includes the long-term development of Falmouth, the Falmouth and Penryn Community Plan, greater waterside access,traffic management, tourism development, the Business Improvement District and youth issues. Formed in 1974, Falmouth Town Council currently comprises sixteen elected Councillors to help undertake a variety of local services from planning and highways to shopmobility, parks and gardens, Community Grant Awards and Christmas lighting. Involved in a mass of projects, see page 98 for more info. Fal River Cornwall is a destination marketing partnership with over 100 members, it promotes the Fal River as Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination with Falmouth and its ferry hub at the heart of the area. The Town Management service is provided by Falmouth Town Council

to give ‘hands on’ leadership to help make Falmouth a cleaner, safer, more prosperous and happier town. Working closely with local partners to ensure the town has a vibrant and sustainable economy. Alongside the usual town management functions of business and resident support and communication it leads many of the key events in the Falmouth calendar such as, Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival and the Christmas Events, as well as supporting one off’ independent festivals and leading the way with planning for events of significant importance, such as the Olympic Torch relay event through Falmouth in 2012. Recognised as providers of ‘best practice’ traffic management and event guidance it organises and administers a professional, proactive approach to ensure events are well run and enjoyable for all. www.falmouth.co.uk T: 01326 313553 Email: ruth@falmouth.co.uk

Spirit of the Sea Falmouth is synonymous with the sea. A centre of enterprise and communication, its historical roots are bound to its magnificent harbour and maritime culture. More than a mere fishing port, Falmouth boasts the third largest natural deepwater harbour in the world. It is flanked by Pendennis & St Mawes Castles, King Henry VIII’ s impenetrable forts built to protect the harbour from French and Spanish fleets. With a history of traders from Greece, Rome and Gaul visiting over 2,000 years ago, Falmouth has continued to capitalise on its trading town status throughout every historical age. Charles II’s royal charter in 1661 made Falmouth an official town, while in 1688 - with Sir Water Raleigh’s vision combined with the sponsorship of the Killigrew family - Falmouth’s port was born. It became the Royal Mail’s Packet Station where Custom House Quay dispatched dozens of packet ships, rapidly expanding its destinations to include the West Indies and North and South America which, in

turn, surpassed London’s shipping activity in tonnage terms. Diversifying its workforce and expertise across all sectors - from boat building to fishing - the inception of the Falmouth Docks and railway dramatically increased the town’s burgeoning prosperity and reputation. With transport came tourism, as visitors began to admire the area’s distinct and diverse offerings and spectacular scenery. Today, modern developments see Falmouth as a University town with a vibrant student population, a commercial port and industrial entity, popular holiday destination and internationally renowned cultural and artistic centre. A place of poise, Falmouth’s relationship with the ocean and its people continues to strike a balance between industrial innovation and the surrounding natural environment. With an ever-growing visitor economy resulting in a wealth of attractions, gardens and innovative transport solutions

such as Fal River Links and the Fal Mussel Card, this Cornish harbour town continues to adapt to the needs and challenges of its people, both on a local and global scale, whilst capturing the imagination of everyone who visits.


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For more information, head to the Visitor Information Centre at the Prince of Wales Pier and

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Walks

Relax and enjoy Falmouth’s world-class beaches and experience the pull of the ocean. With beachside dining, picnics on the sands, activities on and in the water, Falmouth has it all.

Walking in and around Falmouth allows you to follow some beautiful paths and breathtaking trails as well as unrivalled access to some incredible places.

Gyllyngvase Beach proudly boasts Blue Flag status, which means that clean, lifeguard-patrolled waters can be found alongside an array of facilities such as cafés and toilets, with watersports hire further adding to the allure of Falmouth’s most popular beach. Castle Beach makes an ideal spot for snorkelling and rock pooling, providing a quiet and sheltered stretch of sand that also features a café. Tunnel Beach is sheltered by a high sea wall and provides a safe yet rocky stretch of sand that connects to Castle Beach on a low tide. Swanpool Beach includes a café, crazy golf and children’s play area, watersports centre and kayak hire - ideal for families and those seeking something more energetic. Maenporth Beach is flat and safe, providing seasonal lifeguards and a café. It is also home to award-winning restaurant, The Cove. To discover more of the area’s breathtaking beaches and unspoilt sands, hop on to the St Mawes Ferry over to the Roseland Peninsula and on to St Anthony Head. Gyllyngvase Beach

If you’re short on time a walk around Pendennis Headland is perfect. The easy route takes in the scenic sights of Falmouth Docks and Pendennis Castle. This 2.5-mile walk starts at Custom House Quay before winding past the docks toward Pendennis Point, with stunning views along the way. Coastal walks are a great way to blow away the cobwebs and take in some refreshing sea air. Take your pick from the local coastal footpaths or for a real treat venture further afield and explore the many miles of river and coastal trails around the Roseland, St Mawes, Trelissick, Helford and Fal River, where you’ll find paths and places to suit every ability. One to try is the world famous South West Coast Path which runs across the entrance to the Fal River and is enjoyed by thousands of walkers every year. The path follows a cliffpath route and enjoys some stunning views accross the bay, river and surrounding coastlines. For more walks, head to www.falriver.co.uk/walks or visit the Fal River Visitor Information Centre.

grab a copy of the free Fal River Guide Book with detailed walking guides and area map - including information on the Fal River Walking Festival.

“Falmouth is Cornwall’s star attraction. Flanked by two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Falmouth offers the visitor a superb array of beaches, creeks, parks, gardens, well the list goes on! Check out the main thoroughfare with its eclectic mix of independent and national retailers, or time your visit to coincide with one of the brilliant festivals that make the town the events capital of Cornwall.” Richard Wilcox, Falmouth Business Improvement District Manager


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Left to rigth: Helston based Origin coffee at Gylly Beach Café, page 42 Scallops at Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar, page 44 Lemon cake at Annie’s Kitchen, page 45 Fresh Pizza baking with Belly Timber. page 48 Seafood platter at the Shack Restaurant page 49

Parks and Gardens “It’s been a real-life ‘Secret Garden’ experience for all of us here to see everything opened up and restored, so that everyone can enjoy these beautiful gardens once again.” Marc Laundon Gyllyngdune Gardens Marketing Manager

who donated part of the gaden after the Second World War.

Home to a stunning array of parks and gardens, Falmouth’s prime south coast position perfectly supports a variety of sub-tropical plant species. Warmed by the Gulf Stream and enjoying a mild maritime climate, its award-winning gardens combine artistically landscaped sites with natural open spaces for an inspiring experience.

Trebah is renowned for its colourful display of tropical blooms that spill down towards their private beach on the Helford River: glorious gardens that are a definite must-see. Gyllyngdune Gardens were formerly part of the Gyllyngdune Manor and feature a period Victorian bandstand encircled by hanging baskets, flower towers, beautiful bedding plants and grotto walkway.

Winners of the 2009 Britain in Bloom competition, Falmouth continues to impress both visitors and industry professionals alike with its manicured private grounds, pristine public parks and gorgeous gardens.

Carrick Leisure See page 22

Kimberley Park showcases formal flowerbeds alongside fine ornamental trees for an award-winning scene; while its Tree Planting programme encourages local benefactors to donate trees to help protect the town’s horticultural heritage. Fox Rosehill Gardens is a tranquil site housing a range of species such as banana and bamboo from Australia, South America and New Zealand which is a stunning legacy from the Fox family

From top to bottom: Glendurgan Garden Kimberley Park Bosanneth Guest House garden page 77

Queen Mary Gardens promise vibrant colours, representing a rare and fine example of ornamental gardens that also feature rockeries, herbaceous borders and spectacular summer flowerbeds. Carwinion Garden is home to the country’s most impressive bamboo collection. Also amongst its 14 acres is an 18th century stone manor house and a tranquil garden; stay the night or linger a while with a traditional cream tea on the terrace.

Glendurgan Garden spoils visitors with a 176 year-old cherry laurel maze, a junglelike valley and vast selection of incredible plants - from giant rhubarb to huge tulip trees all fringing the beautiful beachside village of Durgan on the Helford River.

ingredients to deliver quality beverages and snacks, whether you settle into the sofa of a seaside coffee shop or opt for a quirky, town centre teahouse - you’ll be met with inviting interiors and culinary delights.

Trelissick is an enchanting garden with a diverse selection of brilliant blooms and summerhouses, riverside woodland walks and pretty parkland overlooking the River Fal.

Restaurants exist in abundance in and around the town. Seafood is of course the area’s speciality, and whether you fancy traditional fish and chips or à la carte dining, expect the finest catch fresh from the nearby ocean.

Get here by ferry. See page 53

Food and Drinks Never short of somewhere to stop off and sample some local food and drink, Falmouth features a massive selection of enticing eateries and food outlets, from harbourside cafés and vintage teashops to fine dining and superb seafood. Enjoy Falmouth’s laid back café culture and join friends for a lively catch up, revel in some much needed escapism or take the entire family for well deserved treat. The high street carries a wide collection of coffee houses, especially independent traders. Sourcing the best, local

“ Foodies, lovers of the coast and countryside, shopping connoisseurs and art lovers are all spoilt here. In one town, Falmouth has it all and I love it.” Tamsin Loveless Head of Communications, National Maritime Museum Cornwall See page 21 Baker Tom delicacies, page 49

Delis are located throughout the area, offering a brilliant selection of premium products. Rest and replenish with home baked snacks, flavoursome lunches or a fresh smoothie then pick up a selection of delicious treats to take home, from cakes and chocolates to preserves and pastries.


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Find yourself lounging on the beach, visiting nearby attractions or exploring the Fal by ferry. Falmouth offers an enchanting experience as diverse as it is exhilarating.

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A wealth of attractions

Waterside wonders

Bursting with a huge variety of historic sites and buildings, from Pendennis and St Mawes Castle to The National Maritime Museum - there’s a variety of places to educate and inspire everyone. Particularly rich in maritime heritage and with an itinerary of exciting events that reflect the water’s influence and impact, Falmouth is home to a spellbinding selection of must-see attractions.

Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and relish the area’s esteemed collection of restaurants, bars and beachside cafés. Explore the area on coastal paths and cycle trails or cruise the Fal River by ferry for some spectacular sightseeing. For a great value, hassle free day out exploring the area grab a Fal Mussel Card, an attraction and travel pass that gives unlimited hop-on hop-off travel and unrestricted attraction and garden entry.

Al fresco activities From open-air festivals to the thrill of the ocean, Falmouth’s celebrated range of outside activities is guaranteed to engage every type of visitor. From boat hire and fishing trips to kayaking and surf lessons there is a popular array of sports and outdoor pursuits widely available for all.

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“The National Maritime Museum is a great day out letting people know of the maritime in Cornwall. There is plenty of hands on exhibits for both children and adults alike. Very reasonably priced with a free return entry.” Tripadvisor.co.uk

Shop ‘til you drop Falmouth boasts an impressive range of shops, from independent art to big brands - whether you’re in the market for clothes, food, crafts or furniture - you’ll encounter some quality finds. Renowned for its quirky offerings and bespoke boutiques, the town is awash with captivating choice and is the ideal place to pick up a gift or original piece of artwork to serve as a pleasant reminder of your stay.

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“From open-air festivals to the thrill of the ocean, Falmouth’s celebrated host of outside activities are guaranteed to amuse every type of visitor”

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Falmouth Aquarium

Grand Opening: July 2012

Our Mission: to educate the general public on the various challenges facing our marine environment both now and in the future.

We are your window to the wonders of the ocean. The Falmouth Aquarium is a new three storey facility in the heart of Falmouth. Visitors enter the realm of coral reefs, where we put people eye-to-eye with a host of creatures including seahorses, eels and frogfish. Come and meet the star of Finding Nemo in his natural environment in our clownfish and anemone tank! Marine life closer to home is the highlight of the aquarium’s first floor exhibits. Here, visitors can explore Cornish habitats including under the pier, the rocky shore and the Helford River. Our second floor is dedicated to educating the public on a range of issues facing our oceans and the wildlife that inhabit them. Come and learn about work being undertaken in Cornwall to monitor the mighty but peaceful basking shark, or learn about the future of our fisheries if unsustainable fishing practices continue to prevail. Learn about millions of years of ocean history through a variety of fossils, see marine mammal bones and find out what is the largest living organism in the world!

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Explore the wonders of the world’s oceans. We are a charitable public aquarium and conservation organisation, with the mission to inspire love and knowledge of the oceans around the world. Our belief is that education is vital to the future of marine habitats in Cornwall, the UK and globally.

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The aquarium is open daily From 10:00 am until 5pm ADMISSION RATES: £4.50 Adult (18 and over) £3.50 Child (under 10), student (upon display of Student Id) and seniors (Over 65’s) Free entry for children under 3 years old Family discount: £13.00 (2 children and 2 adults) Group rates available for 10 or more please enquire

Please note that the first floor does not have disabled access due to building constraints.

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Treasure Trails Three great fun ways to explore the river, the trails take from two hours to a full day. Solve the clues, follow the Trail and find the pirate treasure. Don’t forget to grab your treasure after you solve all the clues. “A brilliant, inspired way for all the family to enjoy the great outdoors.’’ The Guardian

Roseland Ranger This is the shortest Trail and is split into two parts, one explores St Mawes and the other St Anthony Head, both on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Both parts can be completed individually or together. Catch a ferry to St Mawes to start the Trail from Falmouth, Trelissick, Truro or Tolverne. In St Mawes you can complete part one before taking the Place Ferry to St Anthony Head to complete part two. Both trails involve a walk, 1 mile for part one and 4.5 miles for part two. Smugglers Trail This medium length Trail has it all and takes you around the steep sided Fal River. Along wooded trails, across ferries and to Smugglers Cottage with its secret treasure chest. Ideally started from Falmouth, Truro or St Mawes. Catch the ferry to Trelissick where you start the Trail. Our most popular Trail, located in a very beautiful part of the river with loads of great interactive clues.

Fal River Visitor Information Centre Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, TR11 3DF www.falriver.co.uk /falrivervisitorcentre @FalRiverInfo

Fal River Challenge This is the big one and takes you all around the river using ferries, buses and trains and makes great use of your Fal Mussel Card. Start from anywhere on the river and then complete the big loop that takes in Falmouth, Trelissick, Truro & St Mawes. Really great fun and a real challenge that takes in the whole river in a day.

Prices, miles and time Smugglers Trail £4.50 3.25 miles, 4 to 6 hours Roseland Ranger £3.50 1 to 4.5 miles, 2 to 6 hours Fal River Challenge £6 4 miles, all day

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Pendennis Castle - English Heritage

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Cornwall’s Greatest Fortress For a great day out, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, one of the finest of the fortresses built by Henry VIII.

The new blockbuster Search & Rescue exhibition invites you to enter the world of the maritime rescue services where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives, risking their lives to save yours. Experience the drama of a rescue, climb aboard a Sea King helicopter, meet the crews, explore a lifeboat, hit the ‘beach’ on a quad bike, revisit rescues from the past and discover what it takes to bring you home safely when the worst happens at sea and around our coast.

Descend to the underground magazines during an air raid on a guided tour, whilst in the Battery Observation Post experience what happens as the alert sounds warning of an impending enemy attack. Besides this there is the 16th Century keep to explore with its lofty battlements and mighty Tudor gun-deck . Visit the First World War Guardhouse complete with cells and round off your trip with a cream tea in the tearoom.

1st April - 30th June 2012: Daily 10am - 5pm (4pm Sat) 1st July - 31st August: Daily 10am - 6pm 1st - 30th September: Daily 10am -5pm 1st October - 4th November: Daily 10am - 4pm 5th November - 17th February 2013 Sat & Sun 10am -4pm 24th -26th Dec & 1st January: Closed 18th - 22nd February 2013: Daily, 10am-4pm 23rd February - 28th March: Sat & Sun 10am 4pm

National Maritime Museum Cornwall Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi award winning Museum not only has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.

The castle has since seen action in many conflicts. A Discovery Centre with hands-on activities allows visitors of all ages to really get to grips with history. Explore the restored Victorian and WWII defences complete with sounds and smells! The everyday life of the garrison at Pendennis is brought to life in the War Shelter and the 20th century Barracks has an interactive exhibition for children and families to get hands-on with the story of the castle.

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Step back 4500 years in the 2012BC exhibition which explores Cornwall and the sea in the Bronze Age and includes a live reconstruction of a prehistoric boat and rare objects never before seen in the UK. And, 2012 wouldn’t be the same without an Olympic exhibition. Our Sporting Life - Sail for Gold, an exhibition celebrating our British Olympic and Paralympic sailing heritage runs until the 24 June. Immerse yourself in 112 years of triumph and glory and discover boats, objects, film footage and keepsakes of those heroes who made sailing history.

Events information 2nd - 10th June 11am -5pm (4pm Sat) Jubilee Royal Trail 4th - 8th June, 11am -5pm Time Travellers Go... Royal 23rd - 27th July,11am-5pm Time Travellers Go... Pirate Academy

Season highlights

31st July & 1st August, 11am - 5pm 7th & 8th August, 11am - 5pm 14th & 15th August, 11am - 5pm 21st & 22nd August, 11am - 5pm Grand Medieval Jousts

Pendennis Castle, Castle Drive, 26th & 27th August, 11am - 5pm Falmouth, TR11 4LP An Explosion of History! 01326 316594 pendennis.castle@english-heritage.org.uk www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis For full details of these and our autumn and winter events visit our website or call 0870 333 1183 /pendenniscastle

Price ranges Apr 2012 to Mar 2013: Normal admission prices, which may vary at events.

With hands-on activities every school holiday, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions, there’s so much happening, don’t miss your chance for a visit. You’ll find more than you might expect.

Adult: £6.50 Concession: £5.90 Child: (5-15) £3.90 U5s: Free

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY Tel.01326 313388 Fax.01326 317878 enquiries@nmmc.co.uk www.nmmc.co.uk

Prices & opening times Price ranges for 2012: Adults £10.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £7.20, Senior (60+) £8.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £29.50. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months!

Opening times: Open daily 10am-5pm, seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

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Trebah Garden Sub-tropical ravine garden on the Helford River

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Trebah is a garden of international renown and one of the region’s most highly regarded tourist attractions. It is an inclusive garden genuinely family and dog-friendly with a dramatic coastal setting on the Helford Estuary (one of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The garden is set in a sheltered valley with intriguing paths, features and planting and is well known for its exotic and sub-tropical plants, palms and tree ferns in abundance. It has children’s trails and dedicated play areas, its own private beach and a visitor centre with the award-winning Planters Cafe (Licensed), shops and plant sales. In Spring it is a jewel-box of colour.

The St Mawes Ferry connects the charming fishing village of St Mawes with the bustling port of Falmouth. The ferry provides an all year round service to over 162,000 visitors a year and is an absolute must for anyone visiting Cornwall. Passing the impressive castles of St Mawes & Pendennis, the ferry route takes you on a magical journey across the Carrick Roads. As well as the castles you will see many large ships, the working docks of Falmouth, Black Rock (a local isolated shipping hazard) and, if you’re lucky, some of the dolphins and basking sharks that regularly visit the harbour.

Price ranges: Adult £8.50, Senior £7.50, Child (5-15yrs) £2.50, Under 5 FREE. Opening times: Everyday of the year from 10.00am

The classic wooden ferries depart every hour during the winter and three times an hour during the summer.

Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth,TR11 5JZ 01326 252220 www.trebah-garden.co.uk

Prince of Wales Pier / Custom House Quay 01872 861910 / 01326 270917 www.falriver.co.uk/smf

Gyllyngdune Gardens at the Princess Pavilion Discover the beautiful and newly restored heritage gardens by the sea with lots of features including covered Edwardian veranda & bandstand, natural play area and unique shell grotto. Year-round programme of events for all the family including children’s holiday activities and free summer concerts from the bandstand (Suns & Weds) see programme. Step free routes to and from seafront. Plant sales. Free visitor parking + bar & bistro daily. Admission to gardens is free. Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Rd, TR11 4AR 01326 211222 www.gyllyngdunegardens.co.uk

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Prices & opening times Price ranges for 2012: From £3.50 (Child, single) to £23 (Family, return) Opening times: From 9am to 17.45pm, depending on departure pier and time of year.

Penjerrick Garden

Hall for Cornwall Hall for Cornwall is the largest performance venue in the county and brings the very best of national, international and local theatre to the region. Located in the heart of Truro, the multi award-winning Hall for Cornwall is conveniently located with nearby parking and all of the City’s shops and amenities close by. Throughout the year, the theatre offers a packed programme which includes music, drama and dance - as well as some fantastic family shows for our younger visitors. From top West End productions like Chicago and comedy with Julian Clary, to powerful drama such as the Donmar’s King Lear - there’s always a huge range of shows on offer. Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk /hallforcornwall @hallforcornwall

“The Drummer by Tim Shaw”

Peaceful uncommercialised 10 acre Spring flowering garden, created by the Quaker Fox family in the 19th century, featuring rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, giant tree ferns and magnificent trees. A wooden bridge leads to the valley where a circular path takes you past a network of ponds with huge gunnera and bamboo - this can be muddy - so gumboots advised. Dogs on leads welcome. Opening times: Wed, Fri and Sun 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Sorry unsuitable disabled. Price ranges: Adults £3 Children £1.50 Budock Water, Falmouth TR11 5ED 01872 870105 www.penjerrickgarden.co.uk

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Falmouth School of Sailing

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We are a friendly sail training school. Situated off the Fal Estuary, in the heart of the historical maritime town of Falmouth.

Hire sit-on kayaks and explore the tranquil Percuil River & creeks. Stop off on the beach or at a secluded cove for a picnic, perhaps even paddle to the lighthouse! Come for a blast aboard our 8 passenger RIB (rigid inflatable boat) around the bay, visit a waterside pub or take an evening water taxi trip. Local authority licensed & inspected, fully insured. The Quay, St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5DG 07971 846786 www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk /stmaweskayaks.co.uk

The Performance Centre

Falmouth Powerboat School A friendly powerboat training and chartering company situated off the Fal Estuary, in the heart of the historical maritime town of Falmouth.

The Performance Centre is University College Falmouth’s new specialist performing arts facility. In addition to our degree programmes in Music, Theatre, Dance and Production, we provide a year round programme of accessible short courses. n Contemporary Performance n Community Partnerships n Business Services n Learning Opportunities

Tremough Campus, Penryn, TR10 9LX 01326 255 885 www.theperformancecentre.org @UCFtpc

We pride ourselves on quality training and chartering. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in powerboating. Our courses range from half day Experience through to intensive 2-6 day courses for both youths and adults. We offer other Specialist course in VHF/GMDSS, Sea Survival, HSE first aid one and three day and more.

Visit our NEW website

The Boat Park, Grove Place, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AU 01326 211311 www.falmouth-powerboat-school.co.uk /falmouth powerboat school @falpowerboat

Elemental UK Watersports

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For the last seven years Elemental UK has built a solid reputation for quality watersports provision. Based on Falmouth’s Swanpool beach we are perfectly situated to deliver a range of watersports from certificated kayaking and sailing courses to fun ‘Kids Club’ sessions from birthday parties to adrenalin fuelled coasteering tours.

FSOS is an independent, fully recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training and Chartering Company. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in dinghies and keelboats. Our courses range from half day Experience through to intensive 2-5 day courses for both youths and adults.. We offer other Specialist courses in VHF/GMDSS, Sea Survival, HSE first aid one and four day and more. The Boat Park, Grove Place, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AU 01326 211311 www.falmouth-school-of-sailing.co.uk /Falmouth School of Sailing @Fal_sch_Sailing

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Our experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand seven days a week to make your watersports experience a memorable one! Price ranges: From £15 Opening times: 9am-5pm 7 days a week Swanpool Beach, Falmouth, TR11 5BG 01326 318771 mail@elementaluk.com www.elementaluk.com

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Operating from The Bosun’s Locker Chandlery, in the centre of Falmouth, Falmouth Kayaks specialises in siton-top kayak hire, within the beautiful and sheltered surroundings of the Falmouth Harbour and Estuary. Hire a kayak from 1 hour to all day and explore Falmouth by the sea, Flushing beach or all the way up the River Fal. C/O Bosuns Locker Chandlery Upton Slip, Falmouth, TR11 3DQ 01326 312212 info@falmouthkayaks.co.uk www.falmouthkayaks.co.uk


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Falmouth Art Gallery

University College Falmouth University College Falmouth specialises in contemporary arts education and is a key player in the national and international creative scene. Our justifiable international reputation for excellence in Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing has grown from over a century of nurturing original thinking, supported by highly talented and professional staff.

The Art Gallery runs a lively temporary exhibitions programme featuring a wide range of work from hands-on automata to Matisse, as well as changing displays of paintings from its nationally important art collection. Discover masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, Charles Napier Hemy and George Frederick Watts alongside pictures by contemporary artists such as Naomi Frears and Trevor Bell. The Art Gallery’s most famous painting is The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, which is known throughout the world.

Our two campuses, Woodlane in Falmouth, and Tremough in Penryn, house state of the art facilities, some of which are also available to the public.

Woodlane, Falmouth, TR11 4RH 01326 211077 www.falmouth.ac.uk /UCFalmouth @ucfalmouth

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A great place to visit with main concert hall / theatre complex set in beautifully restored Gyllyngdune Gardens (gardens admission free).

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Plus a river run which sweeps you around the pool, a thrilling 70 metre flume, spa pools, geysers, bubble mats and a large shallow area for the little ones.

Free customer parking.

Princess Pavilion & Gyllyngdune Gardens Unique venue for great live music of all varieties plus year-round entertainment with visiting big name acts, local productions and free summer band concerts from the bandstand.

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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 county’s leading ceramicists, printmakers, jewellers and automata makers.

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It also has an impressive photography collection including work by Lee Miller, Ian Stern and Eve Arnold. It also houses The Surrealists in Cornwall Collection, the Automata Collection, The Children’s Illustration Archive and one of the most important print collections outside of London which includes The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive. Falmouth Art Gallery has gained nationwide recognition for its innovative family and community workshops. We particularly welcome visits from special needs groups. Family Friendly and Free. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (including Spring and Summer Bank Holidays).

Wheelchair/pushchair: access via Webber Street entrance. Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT 01326 313863 www.falmouthartgallery.com

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Forage in woods, use tools, learn knots, make fires, build dens and shelters, stories and questing . On beaches, rockpool, beach art, eco zones (ask about snorkelling training)Includes snacks. Children can be left. The sessions will run at various locations regardless of the weather subject to enough bookings. 01209 832075 / 07974742872 www.natureworkshops.co.uk

Cycle Solutions We are an enthusiastic and friendly bicycle workshop. We offer a full workshop facility for all types of repair, rebuilds or custom-build services. We stock a wide range of spares and accessories, plus advice and information on anything bike related.  Unit 1, Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, TR10 8FG 01326 377003 www.cornwallbicycleworkshop.co.uk

BF Adventure Situated just inland from Falmouth with stunning views over to the Fal estuary and Pendennis castle our 60 acre site offers an adventure for everyone. Zip, Climb, Canoe, Abseil, Kayak, Archery, Bush craft, Coasteer, Raft Build n Holiday Adventure days (Under 12’s) n Family Adventure days n Birthday parties n Group activities and team building Visit www.bfadventure for information and to book (Use Discount Code: FALRIVER01 ) Price ranges: half days from £20pp, Full days from £30 Opening times: All Year, Check Website for activity availability. Goodygrane Activity Centre, Halvasso, Longdowns, TR10 9BX 01326 340912 www.bfadventure.org /BF-Adventure @BFadventure

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Trelissick - just up the Fal River Find garden inspiration and relaxation with stunning views at Trelissick, just up the Fal River from Falmouth harbour.

The highest quality boat hire service in Cornwall. Indulge yourself in a self-driven boat trip on the majestic River Fal visiting the quaint Cornish ports and pubs. We guarantee you will come back relaxed and energised with a sun kissed face. Rent by the hour, full-day or evening. Boats carry six people, no experience necessary, full instruction given, it’s safe family fun! Custom House Quay 07951 610247 www.falmouthboathire.co.uk/falguide

Leisurely, entertaining and informative day walks on the Lizard peninsula and the Helford River with professional guide and entertainer Paul Simmons (MA Cornish Studies).

Classic spring-flowering Cornish plants including mature rhododendrons and magnolias mix with rolling lawns edged with dazzling summer and autumn displays of bright flowers and bold, exotic foliage . For the keen gardener there’s inspiration on what can grow in shade, sun, wind and shelter in this varied garden.

Pick up and drop off from hotel/B&B; 9.30am- 4.30pm; between 4 and 7 mile walks. Refreshments provided. Monday to Friday. Booking essential. £30 per person. Ring for a chat.

Anyone looking for a varied day out can enjoy a delightful trip to Trelissick by ferry, explore the garden, relax in the many summerhouses and then tuck into a Sunday lunch or a simple snack from the cafe.

Paul and Ceri Simmons 07714 084644 01209 860186 info@walkitcornwall.co.uk www.walkitcornwall.co.uk

There’s an art and craft gallery and a second-hand bookshop too, and miles of walks in open parkland and woodland. Look out for special events including outdoor theatre, special dinners and illuminated gardens in the run up to Christmas. ‘We planned to be here a couple of hours, ended up spending all day! Lots of different things to see as well as soaking up those gorgeous views.’ ‘The ferry journey began and ended a magical day out. My daughter and I just relaxed all day having left the car behind.’ Things to do: Admire the beautifully crafted pieces in the gallery. Take a stroll in the park or exercise on the woodland walks. Find inspiration for your own garden from the vibrant mixed borders. Enjoy a picnic with a stunning view to rivers and sea. Don’t forget your binoculars for the ferry trip. Feock, Truro TR3 6QL 01872 862090 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick /National Trust - Heart of Cornwall @NTHeartCornwall

Prices & opening times Adult £8, Family £20. Parking £4. National Trust members free (including parking) Reduced prices in winter with children going free. Open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 10.30am-5.30pm 11am-4pm in winter.

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Dydh Tours

Ocean Bowl

Dydh Tours offers high quality day tours to the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. From the most southerly point of the Lizard Peninsula to the sandy beaches of St Ives, we make sure you see the very best Cornwall has to offer.

Ocean Bowl, the county’s largest Tenpin bowling centre, is proving a great hit with people of all ages since we opened in Falmouth in September 2002.

Our restaurant and Diner offers a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes including the all new World Burger Menu with a large selection of cooked to order specialist burgers from around the world. We have a superb selection of home made dishes which include Lasagne, chili con carne, Chicken Tikka Masala and more.

Tours: Tuesday : Cornish Experience Thursday: Lizard Peninsula Price ranges: £34 per person 07849378830 info@dydhtours.co.uk www.dydhtours.co.uk

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Falmouth History Walks Take a walk with Curious Cornwall through the intriguing past of Falmouth.

Enjoy a free guided tour of the lifeboats & their station. Families welcome, Group visits by request. Easter-May: Mon-Sat 1100-1300. June-October: Mon-Fri 1100-1600 and Sat 1100-1300.

Scratch beneath the surface of Falmouth’s history- rich with surprising stories and colourful characters -bringing to life astonishing hidden stories of heroism, mutiny, piracy and cannibalism! Walks: Daily Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Price ranges: Adults £5 / Children £2

RNLI Shop opening hours: Mon-Fri : 1000-1600 Sat: 1000-1300 Tinners Walk, Port Pendennis (nr Docks Entrance) 01326 250525 www.rnli.org.uk/falmouth

Beach Hut on Events Square, Discovery Quay Falmouth 07807274858 www.curiouscornwall.co.uk

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Children’s parties are also catered for with prices starting from £9 per child which includes a 2 course meal, balloons, certificates and bowling for groups of any size. We also have Teenage parties available.    We have Meal Deals for individuals or groups of any number... These consist of a selection of dishes and Bowling included.... All from £9.00 per person. If it’s just bowling that interests you, we have rates at different times of the day starting at £3.50 per person for 1 game. We also currently run leagues on 4 nights of the week, from Singles to Trios. Anyone can join!

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“We drove down from Padstow and it was well worth the journey! Great fun, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Our kids are 5 and 2 and even on a busy Saturday evening there was enough children’s equipment for them to have a successful and fun bowl. Food was well priced and quickly served. Great family evening out. Thanks.” Google Review Jan 2012

Opening times:                            11am - 11pm 7 days of the week Falmouth Docks Station, TR11 4LT 01326 313130 www.oceanbowl.co.uk /oceanbowl @oceanbowl

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Ocean Bowl is open from 11am until 11pm, seven days a week and boasts 12 lanes as well as five pool tables, a large screen showing sports events, a selection of video games, a 50-seater fast food diner, a 100-seater Restaurant, a licensed bar and a large car park.

We work closely with a number of accommodation providers in Falmouth to make booking and collection easy. Simply ask at your hotel reception for more information.

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All over the shops...

Indulge in some first rate retail therapy with Falmouth’s mix of big and small brands, independent traders and hub of artists. Offering amazing quality and value the town is crammed full of quirky shops and weekly market stalls.

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Independent and incredible

Brilliant boutiques

Boasting one of the highest percentages of independent shops in the country, shopping in Falmouth is something of a prized pastime. From edgy fine art to traditional handmade gifts, the town hosts a pool of talented artists and makers.

Helping to save the high street and bolster the local economy, Falmouth’s imaginative and eclectic scope of boutiques is a dynamic and exclusive addition to the area. With an assortment of fashions, from bohemian to bridal and sports wear to street - a charismatic collection of beautiful boutiques can be found scattered throughout the town.

Design for life With chain stores and local traders sitting side-by-side, every need is catered for in crowd-pleasing style. Nationally recognised brands ensure familiar convenience and Falmouth is especially noted for its range of unique home stores - from family favourites to the unusual, you’ll find all manner of home wares.

Fairtrade In 2005 Falmouth was the first town in Cornwall to achieve Fairtrade status. www.falmouthalive.org.uk

“We decided to open our shop in Falmouth in 2010 as we love the eccentric, individual style & energy that flows through the town. The Old High Street is particularly bursting with independent shops - full of treasures, trinkets and eclectic quirky inspiration. We wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else!” Mary Gander Sweetpea & Betty See page 36

Market Street, Falmouth

Cool and crafty As well as a gorgeous range of galleries, a superb series of craft shops showcase another artistic dimension meaning that, whether buying jewellery or gifts, Falmouth is the perfect place to pick up a present or personal keepsake. From contemporary to mixed media or traditional - Falmouth’s revered arts and crafts scene accommodates every individual taste.

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“Falmouth is a perfect location for the Volcom Falmouth store due to the vibrant mix of locals, students & tourists. The town’s eclectic mix of both branded and independent local businesses was also a big draw.” Francesca Stokes, Volcom Falmouth Store Manager See page 39

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SHOPPING GALLERIES Beside The Wave Established in 1989, Beside The Wave is situated in a regency building on the main street of Falmouth, with stunning views of the harbour. Specialising in contemporary paintings by several of www.chocolateboxfalmouth. Cornwall’s most prominent artists, the co.ukoffers a lively and constantly gallery changing display, including ceramics, jewellery, and its own range of limited edition prints. For anyone who loves art and Cornwall, Beside the Wave has something to offer... Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sundays/bank holidays: 11.30am - 4pm www.beside-the-wave.co.uk 10 Arwenack St, Falmouth TR11 3JA 01326 211132 www.beside-the-wave.co.uk

Gallery Thirty One

Commercial art gallery and gift shop

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The Chocolate Box

F5 Sheoak Guitars

For the last four years we have offered a true taste of Cornwall with our locally sourced range of fudges, chocolates, preserves, biscuits, ice cream and Tregothnan tea. Added to this, with our eclectic selection of gifts we can offer something for everyone. A working studio and gallery situated on the Fal Estuary at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn, producing a stunning selection of jewellery and glass art. Commissions welcomed by our four resident artists, or browse the collections in the gallery. A variety of Jewellery and Glass courses are scheduled throughout the year, please see our website for further details. Opening times: Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm Sat: 11am-2pm.

56, Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS 01326 211317 www.chocolateboxfalmouth.co.uk

Kessells Kitchen

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Opening times: 7 days a week Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm. Price ranges: To suit every budget 31 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JE 01326 210036 www.cornwallartgalleries.com

We’ve got lots of strings for all your things; electrics to classicals, banjos to basses, and if you’ve made something out of a shoebox and broom handle, we can probably string that too.

34 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD 01326 312078 www.sheoakguitars.co.uk

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Gallery Thirty One has a friendly approach to browsing for that perfect ‘something’ and a budget to suit every pocket. We stock a huge selection of open edition prints, canvases, and framed art as well as a selection of limited editions and originals. Whilst you’re here take a look at our great selection of nautical or Cornish cottage gifts and stock up on some cards for any occasion with our ‘8 cards for £5.00’. A great place to pick up your Cornish memoir!

Sometimes you have to go a long way to find the best things in life, and here at Sheoak Guitars we’d happily blow our own trumpet if we had one, but stringed instruments are our bag,www.chocolateboxfalmouth. so we’ll just wallow in our woody co.uk aroma and let you discover our real shop, full of acoustic aura and ukulele utopia.

Opening times: Tuesday- Saturday: 10am - 5.00 pm

Fresh Origin coffee served here

Spice

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Our friendly welcome will have you strumming our cool guitars in no time.

•••••••••••••••••••• Freshly made sandwiches, paninis, salad bowls and baked potatoes

Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8FG 01326 618147 www.gallery2wo.co.uk /Gallery2wo

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Looking for a gift for a friend or a little treat for yourself? Visit Spice and choose from our fun & affordable range of jewellery, accessories and homewares. Lovely Cath Kidston designs, ‘contemporary vintage’ jewellery, beautiful handmade papers, greetings cards, candles and soaps, string lighting, mirrors, cushions, photo frames and much more. Opening times: Monday to Saturday and most Sunday afternoons. 15A Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JD Tel: 01326 314630

Two shops in Falmouth’s old High Street form Cornwall’s leading healthfood and wholefood store. You will find organic, often local, fresh fruit and vegetables, organic meat and fresh bread in a comprehensive range of natural foods. Enjoy fresh salads or an organic pasty in the store or take some away for later. We offer natural bodycare, baby products, food supplements and remedies with professional and friendly advice on health and diet. Free home deliveries are available. Opening times: Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.30 pm. Grocery store open to 8.00pm every Thursday.

16 & 17 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AB 01326 311507 www.naturalstorecornwall.co.uk /The-Natural-Store-Falmouth

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Freeriders is Falmouths surf centre and no.1 Surf shop Freeriders was born from a passion of surf and skate, a youth spent on the beach, dreaming of a life in the water. Fortunately dreams can come true, the result is an independent surf shop located in the heart of Falmouth endeavouring to bring you the most comprehensive range of surfing equipment possible. From novice to pro, Freeriders offers professional and honest advice to ensure you get the most out of your water time. Freeriders now brings its unsurpassed service to the web with the launch of our online shop. Kelly Slater 11 times world surfing champion is a fan and friend of Freeriders. Opening times: Mon to sat: 10am to 6pm sunday: 10.30am - 4.30pm The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3PN 01326 313456 www.freeridersonline.co.uk /Freeriders-Surf-Shop

A-dept Kitchen and Gifts Unique products from the most contemporary designers our store has the perfect item for gift or home, plus the best cards in town. We are the only place for quality kitchen gadgets and utensils, brands include Orla Kiely, Pip Studio, Joseph Joseph, Cath Kidston, Gaggia, Bodum, Sabatier, Greenpan, Typhoon, & Ella Doran to name just a few. Come and browse our vast selection of cool items, we reckon you won’t be able to resist! No holiday is complete without returning home with a treat from us!

www.falmouth.co.uk

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Sweetpea & Betty

Creating a Vintage Lifestyle

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The Cornish Store Celebrate your love for Cornwall with a visit to the extensive range of gifts you’ll find at The Cornish Store in Arwenack Street.

Opening times: Mon 11am - 4pm Tue-Sat 10am - 5pm And by appointment

Quality products, some quirky,many exclusive,99% designed or made in Cornwall and the UK. Why not place your order online at www.thecornishstore.com and have your gifts sent to friends and family anywhere in the world. However you want to shop, bring Cornwall home with a gift from The Cornish Store! Opening times: Easter to Christmas: 9.30 -5.30 Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 4.00 Sundays Christmas to Easter: 10.00 -5.00 Monday to Saturday

20 High Street Falmouth TR11 2AB 01326 211 246 www.sweetpeabetty.co.uk /sweetpeabetty @sweepeabetty.co.uk

11 Arwenack Street, Falmouth , TR11 3JA 01326 315514 www.thecornishstore.com /The Cornish Store @thecornishstore

Painted Furniture - Mirrors - Chandeliers French Fabrics - Decorative Accessories & Gifts Paint Workshops each week with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

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Just Delights Located in the old market town of Penryn, near Falmouth, Just Delights offers a unique range of vintage and reproduction furniture and a variety of accessories and soft furnishings to make your house a home. It is also the perfect little present shop with a large selection of gifts, cards and locally made craftwork. So whether you are looking to furnish your home or are looking for a gift for a special person, we would be delighted to see you and hope you have a lovely shopping experience.

Opening times: 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Opening times: Mon - Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm Sun and Bank Hols: 12pm - 4pm

4 High St TR11 2AB 01326 211109 www.kitchenandgifts.co.uk /kitchenandgiftsfalmouth

Commercial Road, Penryn, TR10 8AQ 01326 379075 /Just Delights

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SHOPPING Jam

Record and Coffee Shop

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Volcom

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Volcom Falmouth offers clothing and accessories for men, women and boys.

Jam is a slightly shabby but cosy, flock wallpapered coffee lounge on Falmouth’s High Street - a street with no chains but all the best shops. Stuffed with heaps of records and cds, art and photography books and a bunch of choice indie film too, Jam is a beautiful record shop where you can have an exceptional locally roasted coffee.

hellbunny and ironfist womens clothing, irregular choice and t.u.k shoes, petticoats, jewellery, bags, tights and lots more goodies.

What more do you need? A biscuit maybe... we have those.

So come and enjoy a new shopping experience... JUST LIKE THIS.

Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am -5pm and Mondays in the summer

Candy Shakes

Come and visit either one of our shops on the high street in our homewares shop you’ll find great brands such as Cath Kidston, the finest Danish design such as Rice, House Doctor, Bloomingville, Lush lampshades, and an ever changing array of vintage finds. Next door come and get measured up for your own bespoke dress or sample some of our Haberdashery range. Kit on the high street a complete shopping experience.

The Falmouth store is only the third Volcom branch in the UK; the other two locations are in London.

Opening times: 7 days a week Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.oopm, Sun 11.00am-5.00pm

18-19 The Old High street, TR11 2AB 01326 218778 / 07832303539 www.kitsboutique.com /Kitsboutique @Kitsboutique

16 Arwenack St, Falmouth, TR11 3JA 01326 311 790 /volcomfalmouth @VolcomFalmouth

37 High Street Falmouth 01326 212895

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Products (which include streetwear, boardshorts, denim, swimwear, sandals, accessories and outerwear) incorporate a distinctive mixture of fashion and function combined with quality, comfort and athletic performance.

For more information about events, offers and products at Volcom Falmouth visit our Facebook page.

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am till 5.30pm

32 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD 01326 211722 www.jamrecords.co.uk @Jam_Records

Sessions Surf Shop

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Ribticklers

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Sessions is Falmouth’s Premier Independent Surf shop with Years of experience in Surfboards, Bodyboards, Wetsuits and Skateboards. We have the Best selection of Surf and Street wear from the major brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Volcom to the more niche brands like Analog, Matix and Rvca, plus a huge range of Footwear from Vans, Converse, DC, Reef, Havaianas and many more. Free advice on Wetsuit fittings and Surfboards from our Friendly and Helpful Staff. Opening times: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm Sunday: 10.30 - 4.30pm Prices: Branded Kids wetsuits from £20 26 Church Street, TR113EG 01326 211159 info@sessionssurfshop.com

Candy Shakes is a traditional style sweet shop combining Cornish, British and American products. With over 200 jars, 100 pick’n’mix, large selection of American sweets and Sodas. Also a retro style shake bar, serving shakes & smoothies, teas and coffees. We have a large selection of Cornish handmade fudge, rock and biscuits. Don’t forget your crab lines bucket and spades.

15 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JD

Get the party started at Falmouth’s professional party shop where our experienced and friendly team are always happy to help you choose from our extensive range of costumes, masks, wigs, hats, make up and lots of accessories. We are also the only qualified balloon company in the Southwest, so for the best value call us for all your party needs.

8 Market Strand, Falmouth, TR11 3DB www.ribticklers.co.uk

Operated via Falmouth Town Management from the Cornwall Council One Stop Shop. The scheme has four thumb controlled electric Scooters, five manual wheelchairs and one power assisted wheelchair. Price ranges: Scooters available for hire on a daily basis at £3 per day . Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm (ex Bank Holidays) Bookings 24 hours in advance on 01326 313553 34 Church Street, TR11 3EF 01326 313553 www.falmouth.co.uk

Imagedelivery is a large format printing company that also offers a photographic & design Service. We have one of the largest historic library’s showing images from all over Cornwall that we have scanned and cleaned from negatives, 35mm slides, original photos, art work & digital images. Professional photographers are for hire ashore and afloat including wedding photography at competitive prices. 11 Webber Street, Falmouth,TR11 3AU 01326 314770 www.imagedelivery.co.uk


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Beachside cafés

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Delis

Traditional pubs

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Seafood restaurants

Local produce

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Foodie’s Paradise

To-die-for fine dining, the famous Rick Stein takeaway, freshly caught seafood, delicious delis, food festivals, beachside restaurants and traditional pubs - Falmouth is a foodie’s paradise.

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Brunch on the beach

Fresh and local

Spilling out onto the stunning sands that surround the town, Falmouth’s host of beachside cafés provide a prime position to soak up the landscape while enjoying some refreshments. From breakfast to mid-morning snacks, traditional cream teas to lunches - what better way to refuel than beside the sea?

From fish and chips sat on the quay to award winning à la carte waterside dining, Falmouth fuses fresh ingredients with organic and local produce to create mouthwatering menus and distinctive dishes. The town is proud of its food heritage with regular farmers markets and food festivals that showcase the outstanding variety available.

Pub grub A brilliant option - especially for families - the area’s various pubs provide traditional meals alongside contemporary flavours for a budget-friendly treat. With most using seasonal, locally-sourced produce whenever possible, expect wholesome food that caters to all tastes served in friendly, comfy surroundings.

“The selection of places to eat is amazing.” Scallops at Rick Stein’s Fish

“Falmouth’s diverse food and drink scene has so much to offer! There is certainly something to tantalise everyones tastes...” Rae Pollard, Courtyard Deli See page 48

Divine delis For home cooking or fast food, Falmouth’s delis, artisan bakeries and independent food shops offer an appetising range of products. Whether stopping off for a quick salad, stocking up on fresh bread or grabbing a home baked treat you will find a wide variety of quality local products; it’s no wonder why Falmouth is regarded as a foodie heaven.

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“Feel very blessed to be serving the nations favourite food in such an amazing location.” Pete Fraser, Harbour Lights See page 47

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Gylly Beach Café

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This family run award winning cafe is simply striving to serve the best locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Cornish produce is some of the best in the country, so we buy from local producers ensuring the freshest and finest food arrives, lovingly prepared on your plate. It is always best to book in advance but our friendly staff will do their best to accommodate anyone who walks through our doors.

Opening times : 364 days a year 9am - late

On Gyllyngvase Beach, Cliff Road Falmouth, TR11 4PA 01326 312884 www.gyllybeach.com

8 Bar & Kitchen

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8 Bar & Kitchen serves a menu including all day breakfasts, filled English muffins, deli sarnies as well as a selection of great in-house made burgers, fresh juice combinations all made in house alongside great coffee’s and cakes, using great local produce.

01326 318 011 www.eight-bar.co.uk /8Bar @8Bar_Falmouth

We have recently finished a beautiful extension to our dining area and our heated outside terraces mean you can enjoy this wonderful location come rain or shine.

Reviews “The Boathouse is my favourite Falmouth pub. It’s got a lovely atmosphere, ideal for a drink or to eat. The roast is top knotch! With panoramic views across to Flushing, it’s the type of place you can stay all day, just chilling out. Highly recommended!” Tripadvisor - Wiseoldowlet

Price & opening times Price ranges: £3.50 - £22 Opening times: Kitchen - 10am til 10pm Evening - 6pm til 10pm Bar - 8pm til 3am 1.30 last entry

“Lovely pub just down the road from our holiday apartment. We were greeted very warmly and were very impressed with the daily specials menu. We had a simple, but freshly cooked tasty meal using locally sourced produce.” DebraKD on Trip Advisor Beacon Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AG Tel: 01326 315 425 www.theboathousefalmouth.co.uk /theboathousefalmouth

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Being an independent free house means we are able to stock popular Real Ales as well as treats from local micro breweries such as Rebel and Wooden Hand. We also have a deliciously varied Wine list and an excellently stocked back bar to quench your thirst.

Price ranges: £5.25 - £17 for main meals.

Our Cocktail bar is adjoined to the restaurant with a menu including a selection of rare and classic cocktails as well as many bespoke, intriguing and original cocktails created for you by highly experienced and well trained staff.’

The Boathouse Sat at the top of the old High street, with sweeping views across to Flushing and Carrick Roads, The Boathouse is the perfect place to drink in the view.

Open throughout the year the cafe is the ideal place to enjoy everything from a relaxing coffee with a home made cake to a tasty lunchtime treat or evening meal using the finest local Cornish ingredients with a culinary twist.

The evening menu serves lovingly prepared main meals and a daily selection of specials, all made with as much local produce as we can lay our hands on.

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Prices & opening times Price ranges: Starters from £7, Mains from £10 Opening times: Term Time: Monday - Thursday: 4pm 11.30pm Galley Open 6 - 9pm Friday + Saturday Midday till Midnight Galley Open 12 til 2.30pm and 6pm - 9.30pm Sunday: 12 - 11pm Galley Open: 12 till 8pm School Holidays: Monday + Tuesday 4 - 11.30pm Galley Open: 6pm - 9pm Wednesday - Saturday: Midday - Midnight Galley Open 12 - 9.30pm Sundays: 12 - 11pm Galley Open: 12 - 8pm


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FOOD & DRINK Rick Stein’s Fish, Seafood Bar & Stein’s Deli

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G7 de Wynns Tea & Coffee House F5 E7

Annie’s Kitchen

Rick Stein’s Fish serves cod and haddock together with a variety of local fish served in batter and deep fried in beef dripping to make it really crisp. You can also try whole roasted fishwww.chocolateboxfalmouth. from the charcoal oven which gives a delicious barbequed flavour. co.uk Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar is located above Rick Stein’s Fish. Head Chef, Paul Ripley, will be running a seafood tapas menu. You can sit at the bar and watch him cook while you eat, or book a table. 

Annie’s Kitchen is well known throughout Falmouth for our delicious range of Homemade Cakes.

de Wynn’s is housed in a historic building that was once a hotel. The interior is furnished and decorated in period style and is warm and welcoming.

Stein’s Deli has a wide range of freshly baked bread, pasties, sandwiches, pastries and cakes which are all homemade.

We use local produce wherever possible, and make everything in house. Crab Sandwiches, Breakfasts (served 10 -3.00pm), Homemade Lunches, Cornish Cream Teas & Granny Nunns Bread Pudding. All food prepared and cooked to order.

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3AX 01841 532700 www.rickstein.com @TheSeafood

55 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS 01326 319259 infodewynns@yahoo.com @dewynns

The Garden Room, Bar & Bistro at the Princess Pavilion Traditional homemade menu with lots of favourites offering lunches, dinner, pre-show meals, Sunday lunch, snacks, cream teas, cakes & refreshments. Everything from a cup of delicious coffee to a 3-course celebration meal. Lovely relaxed atmosphere overlooking beautiful public gardens. Eat in or out. Child friendly. Free parking for customers. Lunch 12-2pm, Dinner 6.30-9pm. Bookings advised at busy times.

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We bake daily bringing old Classics like Lemon Drizzle Cake, Carrot Cake and Victoria Sponge (made with Homemade Strawberry Jam!!) to new favourites like Chocolate Guinness Cake, Caramel Sponge and Chocolate Marshmallow Cake. Not to mention our fabulous Chocolate Brownies, Rock Cakes and Scones for Cream Teas. We also make a range of Gluten Free Cakes. As well as our Homemade Cakes we offer a fantastic Salad and Sandwich bar, roasting our own meats and making all our own chutneys and dressings. Everything is prepared freshly to order. Take away or eat in and enjoy the view of the Harbour. If you fancy something hot, we have Homemade Hotpots, Soups and Jacket Potatoes etc. Why not pop into one of the oldest buildings in town and enjoy our friendly service. Opening times: We are open 7 days a week throughout the summer. Outside Catering and business lunches also catered for.

Review “... there is a fab cake shop worth a visit, Annie’s Kitchen I think it was called. You can’t miss the massive cakes in the window.” www.tripadvisor.com

Price ranges: Starters from £4.50, Mains from £8 Opening times: Open daily, 11am til late. (Non season times may vary.)

Special offers

Princess Pavilion 41 Melvill Rd, TR11 4AR 01326 211222 www.princesspavilion.co.uk

59 Church Street, TR11 3DS 01326 212202 Annies.kitchen@btinternet.com www.annieskitchencornwall.co.uk

Tea and Cake: £4.75 Homemade Special of the Day: £4.75 served with Jacket Potato or Rice

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Church Street Deli

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Church St Deli is Falmouth’s premier cheese shop and delicatessen.

Pasty Face - the only independent pasty shop on the Falmouth main street! Take away pasties, paninis, organic Fairtrade coffees and teas.

Fabulous meat pies, a selection of homemade flavoured scotch eggs and superb deli style sandwiches and Cornish gift boxes make a stop at this this little gem a must on your visit to Falmouth. We have lovely handmade English wood cheeseboards, small, medium and large which make a great present for someone special.

Come visit us for a proper, freshly baked Cornish pasty, as well as a selection of sandwiches, paninis, cakes, and Fairtrade & organic teas and coffees. See in store for our fantastic meal deals, and enjoy spectacular views over the harbour from our sit-in café.

45 church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EF 01326 619193

60 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS 01326 219 403 /PastyFace

Miss Peapod’s Kitchen Café

We source from local producers and suppliers and make every thing fresh ourselves including lots of cakes.

Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, Penryn, TR10 8FG 01326 374424 www.misspeapod.co.uk /MissPeapods @MissPeapods

Their award winning fish and chips use fish from fully sustainable sources and they are currently the only MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified restaurant in Cornwall. The restaurant has stunning views of Falmouth Harbour and is accessible to all. Their takeaway provides quick service. Why not sit down on Custom House Quay and tuck into some extraordinarily tasty fish and chips. The Harbour Lights is home to their famous kids bucket meal. Free bucket and spade with every empty bucket. Warmest of welcomes awaits you.

Reviews “Love this place and will keep returning” wheregoodtoeat.com “Our favourite fish & chips in Falmouth, in a great setting. Have a takeaway and eat them in the Bar on the Front, just below, where Matt wil sell you real Cornish ales at a reasonable price” Trip Advisor

We are a small independent award winning cafe based at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn.

Out on our decking you can watch the boats go by up the river, whilst enjoying one of our fair trade organic coffees from from local roasters Origin Coffee.

Harbour Lights Owners Pete & Sue Fraser want all customers of the family run family friendly Harbour Lights to leave with the biggest of smiles on their faces.

Stocking over 60 cheeses from around the UK and Europe including up to 25 Cornish cheeses. a fine array of www.chocolateboxfalmouth. meats, salamis, pates is also co.uk available.

We are family orientated and this means children are welcome anytime including the evenings to eat with their families or attend gigs.

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Prices & opening times Prices ranges: £4.75- £10 Opening times: 10am-4pm every day Fridays open late for evening food Saturdays: Live music every week open until 12.30am. See website for details. Sundays: Our famous roast every week, booking recommended.

Price ranges: Takeaway: Meals from £2.50 Restaurant: Meals from £5.50 Opening times: Open 361 days of the year at 11.30 am, closing times vary through year but never before 8pm

Next to Trago’s Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3LH 01326 316934 www.harbourlights.co.uk /Harbour-Lights

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Smugglers Tea Bar

Nestled below Tregothnan Estate’s private botanical gardens, you can see the only tea grown in the UK thriving on the opposite banks. Enjoy a light-bite, indulgent cream tea, lunch or evening meal from our extensive menu which only uses fresh local ingredients. Watch river life unfold before you from our large outdoor seating area and elevated tea garden with unrivalled river views. Learn more about the historic significance of this beautiful location which played such an important role during WWII. Fully licensed bar. Patrons are welcome to moor at our private pontoons. Free WiFi and parking. Available for weddings and private functions.

Belly Timber

Located on the Moor in Falmouth, Belly Timber is a fresh approach to the mainstream pizzeria takeaway. All our pizzas are hand-spun to approximately 12”, using fresh dough www.chocolateboxfalmouth. made on the premises and then baked co.uk in a pure wood burning oven. Our broad menu includes the best fresh, natural ingredients and caters for all tastes and dietary requirements. Spelt and gluten free bases can also be made with 24 hours notice. We are also open for lunch, offering a selection of baguettes, 7’’ flat bread pizzas and a range of homemade desserts, including our own ‘Belly Shiver’ icecream. We can deliver within Falmouth on orders over £15 after 5pm Opening times: Monday to Sunday Lunch/Dinner 19 Killigrew Street, Falmouth TR11 3PN 01326 311811

Events will include barbeques, music nights, weekly Sunday roasts, and a festive Jubilee tea party. Subscribe to our online newsletter for more details: www. tregothnan.co.uk

Review “Everything that’s special about Cornwall is encapsulated here” Cornish Guardian

Prices & opening times Price ranges: Starters from £5, Mains from £7 Opening times: Open all day, April - October. Tolverne, Philleigh, Near Truro, TR2 5NG 01872 580309 / 520000 www.tregothnan.co.uk /SmugglersTeaBar @SmugglersTeaBar

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Pea Souk is Falmouth’s Vegetarian Café which offers a truly varied selection of delicious homemade food. We offer breakfast, lunches and evenings with bookings only. We also host parties in the evenings with the cosy nature of the café creating an intimate setting. 19c Well Lane, Church Street, Falmouth. 01326 317583

The Courtyard Deli Deli, Cafe & Tapas Bar

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Hidden away, the Courtyard Deli boasts a whole host of delights to be discovered. Our outdoor Courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a cream tea and with produce from near & far we have the variety to suit all manner of tastes and dietary requirements. 2 Bells Court, Falmouth, TR11 3AZ 01326 319526 www.courtyarddeli.co /courtyarddeli @courtyard_deli

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BakerTom The new foodie destination for Cornwall, 15th century Smugglers Cottage is considered one of the Fal’s great beauty spots and a haven for those exploring the river by sail, paddle, cycle or car.

Handmade Pizza Cafe And Takeaway

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You can buy our range of bread, cakes and pastries at Baker Tom shops in Falmouth. The shop is also home to a café with large farmhouse tables that offer a retreat from a busy day. The café serves light lunches including a new range of Baker Tom door-stop sandwiches and delicious soups by Soup du Jour. All our bread is freshly baked at The Bakery in the heart of Cornwall. It’s delivered the very same day. Things have moved on since the early days when we just had a small oven large enough for a few loaves. Today we still bake in small quantities, but we’re fortunate enough to do so in purpose-built specialist bread ovens. They are our workhorses and they bake to perfection. 10b Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DR info@bakertom.co.uk 01872 277496 www.bakertom.co.uk

Espressini Artisan Coffee We are Falmouth’s only espresso bar - lovingly bringing speciality coffee to Cornwall. Brewing in Falmouth’s West end using hand roasted, hand selected espresso blends and single estate www.chocolateboxfalmouth. regional coffees from our roaster. co.uk Changing daily, our coffee menu is complimented by breakfast pastries, handmade sandwiches and lunch rolls, also treats and cakes from our baker are available all day long. Enjoy your coffee with us at your leisure, everything is also available to take away and for picnics, we will even grind you some of our coffee to enjoy at home! Opening times: Monday - Saturday 8.00am - 18.00pm Sunday - 10.00am - 16.00pm 39 Killigrew Street, Falmouth TR11 3PW 07580590248 www.espressini.co.uk /espressini @espressini

E7 The Shack Restaurant E6 Shellfish and Seafood Bar

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A rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to fresh, local shellfish. We’ve got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety - razor clams and oysters to squid, whole crab and lobster to fish of the day! We also have a steak, vegetarian option and a children’s menu too. 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay,TR11 3XP (Next to the Maritime Museum) 01326 212800 www.theshackfalmouth.co.uk


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GETTING ABOUT

Boats

Buses

www.falmouth.co.uk

Ferries

Shuttles

Trains

GETTING ABOUT

www.falmouth.co.uk

Park & Float

Walking

GETTING ABOUT

Water Taxis

Travel in style

Explore the area with Fal River Links, an integrated network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic train lines that connect all the great places to visit and things to do around the river.

“The Mussel Card is a great idea and great fun.”

Ferry trips

Fal Mussel Card

Travel in unique style on the water by taking a ferry. Head to the Prince of Wales Pier and board one of the classic ferries that sail to St Mawes, Place, Flushing, Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage and Truro. Travelling by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the unique waterways of the Fal River and the third deepest natural harbour in the world.

For hassle free travel grab a Fal Mussel Card; this money saving travel pass is only £16 for the day and gives you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on ALL the ferries, buses and trains around the river (see www.falriver.co.uk/mussel for details).

Take a ride Jump on the bus for quick transport to spectacular sights and exciting attractions. These run regularly from Falmouth Moor to numerous locations around town and the surrounding area. Alternatively, for just £1 for the whole day, the Falmouth town shuttle bus completes a regular 20 minute circuit of the town - a practical way to explore, especially with children.

St Mawes Ferry

“Fal River Links provides a fun and reliable network of ferries, buses and trains that connect all the great places to visit around the river.” Tim Light Cornwall Ferries

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Maritime Line This historic train line links the Cathedral city of Truro at the head of the Fal River with Falmouth at the end. It provides a regular service across scenic countryside callng at Perranwell, Penryn, Penmere, Falmouth Town and Falmouth Docks.

Park and Float Easing congestion and time - not to mention the stress of peak-season parking - Falmouth’s Park & Float/Ride is an easy way to reach Falmouth.

Explore our next 2 pages

“Our favourite day out must be a trip to Falmouth by boat. On arrival either head into town for a spot of shopping and lunch or walk around Pendennis Point...” Jo Major & Cathy Brabner Treasure Trails... See page 18


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www.falmouth.co.uk

Fal Mussel Cards

Park & Float/Ride

‘Hop-on Hop-Off ‘ Travel

The Fal Mussel Card Visitor is ideally suited to people here on holiday, a short break or visiting friends and family. It gives them unlimited ‘HOP-ON HOP-OFF’ TRAVEL for a fixed period of time on ALL the ferries, buses and trains around the river. Save even more money at attractions, castles & gardens by purchasing our attraction pass. For more information please visit our website or contact the Fal River Visitor Information Centre. Fal River Visitor Information Centre Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, TR11 3DF www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

Falmouth Water Taxi

C1 Falmouth Shuttle Bus

Falmouth has limited long stay parking and for this reason the Park & Float/ Ride was established in 2003. Visitors to the town can now reduce congestion and pollution by using the 500 space car park on the outskirts of town at Ponsharden. What better way to arrive in Falmouth than aboard a classic wooden ferry? After parking at Ponsharden take a leisurely trip down the Penryn River to Falmouth’s Custom House Quay. Ferries depart from the car park every 20 minutes. Falmouth Rd, Ponsharden,TR10 8AD 01326 319417 www.falriver.co.uk/float www.trebah-garden.co.uk

www.falmouth.co.uk

Whatever your destination, or requirements.

The Falmouth Town Shuttle Bus is the ideal way to get around Falmouth. It runs a 20 minute shuttle service all day long and is excellent value at just £1! Concessionary card holders ride for free. It links the car parks and Falmouth Town station on the eastern edge of the town with the main streets and attractions. Hop On Hop Off as often as you like - so visitors can ride around the whole route before deciding where to explore on foot, and locals can pop down to the shops from home or convenient out of town parking spots. 01326 378100 www.otsfalmouth.co.uk

WE DELIVER Designed to serve the communities of Falmouth, the surrounding areas and visiting Mariners. Providing a Reliable, efficient & friendly service. www.chocolateboxfalmouth. co.uktimes: Opening March-October: 7 days per week, 9.00am-6.00pm March, April & October: 9.00am-10.30pm May-September (Tides & conditions permitting). Check our website for full information on sailing times, prices, destinations & private hire.

BOAT PARK & SLIPWAY The Boat Park and slipway at Grove Place offer a launch & recovery facility for boats as well as boat storage. FUEL BARGE Situated on the Yacht Haven pontoons, the Fuel Barge dispenses both petrol and diesel. For further information on any of these facilities please contact: 44 Arwenack Street Falmouth TR11 3JQ Tel 01326 312285 Fax 01326 211352 admin@falmouthport.co.uk www.falmouthport.co.uk

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Fal River Visitor Information Centre Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, TR11 3DF www.falriver.co.uk /falrivervisitorcentre @FalRiverInfo

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners provide a variety of leisure facilities including:

MOORINGS In addition to residents moorings, several visitors moorings are available as well as an anchorage area.

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We are looking forward to seeing you.

Why not hail falmouth water taxi today.

Enterprise Boats is a well established, family run business operating a seasonal service linking Falmouth with Truro along the Fal River.

VISITORS YACHT HAVEN Offering visitors berthing with fresh water/electricity/WiFi internet access and close proximity to the many shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions of Falmouth town centre. An excellent amenity centre with toilet, shower and laundry facilities is also provided for visitors.

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The Fal River Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week all year round. Our friendly team are on hand to help you with every aspect of your visit from where to stay, what to see and do. We specialise in helping create the perfect itinerary for your visit and look forward to seeing you down on the pier soon.

Enterprise Boats

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

GETTING ABOUT

A one way trip takes approximately one hour with options to disembark at other locations en route. It’s a great way to visit Truro for a day’s shopping, exploring the gardens and grounds of Trelissick or enjoying the stunning locations of Tolverne and Malpas. Price ranges: Falmouth- Truro adult return £13.00 Falmouth- Truro child return £6.50 Embark at either Truro or Falmouth for Trelissick or Tolverne Trelissick/ Tolverne adult return £10.00 Trelissick/ Tolverne child return £6.00 01326 374241 / 01872 861917 info@enterprise-boats.co.uk www.enterprise-boats.co.uk www.trebah-garden.co.uk


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Fal Mussel Card

www.falmouth.co.uk

Fal River Links

Things to do

FAL RIVER

www.falmouth.co.uk

A network of ferries, buses & trains

FAL RIVER

Our top 10 things to do page 56

Explore the Fal River Falmouth is the gateway to the beautiful Fal River, Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination.

Start from Falmouth

We invite you

Falmouth is the gateway to the Fal River and has regular bus, train and ferry services to all the main destinations around the river. Head to the Fal River Visitor Information Centre on the Prince of Wales Pier (see p4) where you can pick up your free Fal River Guide Book, other maps and guides, your Fal Mussel Card or ferry tickets as well as lots of friendly advice and tips to help you plan your day out on the river.

to leave your car, grab a Fal Mussel Card and enjoy a great day out exploring the river & its attractions by ferry, bus & train.

This beautiful Cornish river runs south from Truro through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by award winning attractions, beautiful sub-tropical gardens and plenty of fun things to see and do.

At the heart of this area “We invite you to leave your car, grab a Fal Mussel Card and enjoy a great day out exploring the river and its attractions by ferry, bus and train.” Toby Budd Fal River Cornwall

you will find Fal River Links, an integrated network of ferries, buses and trains that connect the river to its many attractions.

The Fal Mussel Card is a hassle free travel and attraction pass for the river. It gives you unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel on Fal River Links as well as unlimited entry to all the gardens, castles and attractions around the river. We look forward to seeing you soon, The Fal River Partners

Explore the Fal River pages

12 reasons to visit the Fal River 1: Situated in an Area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ 2: Leave your car and explore the river on the Fal River Links network 3: For great value hassle free ‘Hop On - Hop Off’ travel buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor 4: Over 100 miles of riverside and coastal walking paths 5: Scenic off road cycle trails and bike hire 6: Great attractions, Smugglers Cottage & sub-tropical gardens 7: The multi-award winning Maritime Museum 8:  Stein’s fish & chips 9: Sandy beaches & hidden coves 10: Visit St Mawes, Falmouth, Truro & The Roseland Peninsula 11: Two ancient castles 12: Orca Sea Safaris

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FAL RIVER

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Top 10 things to do around the River Fal

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GetTop Around 10 the River things to do around the River Fal Start from Falmouth Start your day out on the Fal River from Falmouth. Falmouth is the gateway to the Fal River with regular departures to all the great places to visit around the river including Flushing, St Mawes, Place, Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage, Malpas & Truro. Alternatively regular bus and train services also run from Falmouth to other places of interest.

Fal Mussel Cards are available to buy from the Falmouth Visitor Information Centre and give you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on all of these services.

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Visit St Mawes on the Ferry from Falmouth

(2 - 6 hrs, Ad Rtn: £8 Ch: £6) Ferries depart hourly, 7 days a week, all year round.Enjoy the scenic 20 min habour crossing aboard a classic wooden ferry. Passes Falmouth Docks, Pendennis & St Mawes Castles, Black Rock, marine wildlife & St Anthony Lighthouse. In St Mawes there is plenty to see and do with many waterside pubs and cafes, the castle, galleries and gift shops. Lamorran Garden is a must and there is a selecton of scenic short walks and some lovely sandy beaches. Fal Mussel Cards are accepted on this service. Departs from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier, closest long stay park, the Quarry TR11 2BP

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The Two Castles

Explore the Roseland Peninsula

(2hrs - a full day, Ad £4.40 / £6..50 Ch: £2.60 / £3.90) Both Pendennis & St Mawes Castles overlook the entrance to Falmouth Harbour and are well worth a visit. Regular events, great for children and stunning views across the harbour.

Get between the two castles using the St Mawes Ferry to cross the harbour.

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(Roseland Ramble Ticket, includes return ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes and onto Place Creek, Ad: £13, Ch: £8, Fam: £35) A stunning peninsula famed for its beauty, walks, beaches & breathtaking scenery. Get here from Falmouth using the St Mawes & Place Ferry.

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Your Fal Mussel Card is valid on St Mawes Ferry, Place Ferry and King Harry Ferry see p58 and 59.

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Orca Sea Safaris

Maritime Museum

(2 hrs, Ad: £39.50 Ch: £28) Wildlife and fast coastal boat trips aboard Seaquest II. Our trips aim to introduce you to the outstanding beauty of the coastline around the Fal River and bay whilst looking for wildlife that may be in the area. This could include dolphins, basking sharks & seals. Departs daily from Falmouth.

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Visit Trelissick Garden

(2 - 6 hrs, Ferry from Truro, Ad Rtn: £10 Ch: £6) Trelissick Garden is a magical estate near Truro with gardens, walks, cafe & gallery. Enjoy the beautiful gardens Cafe, gallery & gift shop. Get here by ferry with Enterprise full of winding paths, Boats from Falmouth 01326 handsome trees and 374 241 stunning views. Pop into the Fal River Visitor Information Centre on the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth for your tickets and the days ferry times.

(2hrs - a full day) A great fun way to explore the river. Follow the trail, solve the clues & see the sights. Three versions that take from two hours to a full day. Available from the Fal River Visitor Information Centre, see p4.

What’s on

Make the most of your visit and see if there are any events happening around the river. Scan this QR code to see events happening today!

Start from £3.50 and ideal for families, a real adventure searching for treasure. www.falriver.co.uk/whatson

For more information about the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, see page 21

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Book online at: www.falriver.co.uk/orca or call: 01326 214 928 Show your Fal Mussel Card for a 5% discount

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(Ad: £10.50, Ch: £7.20, Fam: £29.50 or buy a Fal Mussel Card PLUS) While in town don’t miss the and children’s activities. Maritime Museum. Arrive in style aboard a This award winning classic wooden ferry using attraction celebrates the sea Falmouth Park & Float, TR10 and has regular exibitions, a 8AD and show your ticket for cafe overlooking the harbour discounted entry.

Grab Your Boots

The river is a walker’s paradise with over 100 miles of well marked trails. Pick up a copy of the Fal River Guide Book from Falmouth VIC for directions and maps. OR download walks at: www.falriver.co.uk/walks

Visit Smugglers Cottage with Enterprise Boats (1 Day Fal Mussel Card ONLY £16) Enterprise Boats depart from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier several times a day. Enjoy a scenic cruise with Enterprise Boats up the Fal River from Falmouth disembarking at Smugglers Cottage. Considered to be one of the beauty spots of the UK it dates back to the 15th century and was used in June 1944 for allied forces to load troops, guns and tanks onto landing craft for the

invasion of Europe. Enjoying a beautiful riverside location, the thatched cottage is now open for lunches, delicious cream teas & evening dining. Smugglers Cottage 01872 520 000 www.tregothnan.co.uk Enterprise Boats 01326 374 241 Some services are affected by the tides, please call first. www.enterprise-boats.co.uk

Why not buy a Fal Mussel Card to get to the cottage ? Then after your visit you can use it to explore the rest of the river...

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FAL RIVER

www.falmouth.co.uk

The Fal Mussel Card Visitor

The Fal Mussel Card Visitor Fal Mussel Card Visitor Prices

Hop On Hop Off Travel Pass

ADULTS

Great value One day card Only £16

n Hassle free and easy to use, just get your card scanned when you board. n Great value for money n Gives discounts at many attractions, castles, shops, cafes & gardens n Green, sustainable n A car free day out n Upgrade to a PLUS for attraction entry n Fun for all the family

1 Day £16

2 Days £21

3 Days £24

6 Days £38

CHILD 1 Day £11

2 Days £15

3 Days £17

6 Days £26

FAMILY 1 Day £41

2 Days £57

3 Days £65

6 Days £105

Fal Mussel Card Plus Prices ADULTS 1 Day £10

YOUR MUSSEL CARD n Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel on ferries, buses & trains around the Fal River.

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“Your ticket to a great day out on the river” The Fal Mussel Card Visitor gives you UNLIMITED ‘HOP-ON HOP-OFF’ TRAVEL on Fal River Links, an award winning network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic trains that connect the many places to visit around the river. Leave your car and enjoy a great day out on the river with a Mussel Card. This easy to use travel pass is the best way to explore Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination with its many attractions, gardens, castles and harbours.

More on your smart phone Scan this QR code below

Hop-on hop-off travel on all the transport services of the Fal River Links See map on the next page, including:

to find more about the Fal Mussel Card Visitor and access discounts...

Ferries: St Mawes Ferry, Place Ferry, Enterprise Boats, Helford Ferry, Falmouth Water Taxi, King Harry Ferry, Falmouth Park & Float / Ride, Great Western River Boats , Flushing Ferry & Smugglers Ferry. Buses: 493, 500, 550/551, 88, 35, 83/84, Falmouth Town Shuttle, Corlink Carnon Vale. Trains: Maritime Branch line (Truro - Falmouth)

3 Days £15

FAMILY 1 Day £28 CHILD

2 Days £34

3 Days £38

6 Days £30 6 Days £70

1 Day £7

2 Days £9

3 Days £11

6 Days £17

Eco friendly great value and fun

Where to buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor Online www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

The Fal Mussel Card Visitor gives you UNLIMITED ‘HOP-ON HOP-OFF’ TRAVEL on Fal River Links, an award winning network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic trains that connect the many places to visit around the river. The Fal Mussel Card Visitor

2 Days £13

At your accommodation If they are a FMC Agent At a ticket office

Buy online

Available Easter - October Truro Tourist Info Centre Boscawen Street, TR1 2NE

Discounts All Fal Mussel Cards are also valid as a Discount Shopper Card in Falmouth. They also give discounts with a wide range of local activity providers and attractions around the river. See website for details.

Buy a one day Fal Mussel Card at the Falmouth Park & Ride/ Float to get free all day parking

St Mawes Ticket Hut On the quay, TR2 5AG Fal River VIC Prince of Wales Pier, TR11 3DF Falmouth Park & Ride /Float TR10 8AD (1 day card ONLY) June - Sept only Buy a 1 day Fal Mussel Card Visitor here and get: FREE ALL DAY PARKING

Our Attraction Pass Just ask to upgrade when you buy your Fal Mussel Card Visitor to our Attraction Pass, it GIVES YOU UNLIMITED ENTRY to all the gardens, castles and attractions around the Fal River. One day PLUS CARD ONLY £10! n The Maritime Museum n Pendennis & St Mawes Castles n Glendurgan Gardens n Trelissick Garden Save n Lamorran Garden even more n Carwinion Garden pounds!

Save time and hassle by buying your Fal Mussel Card online before you arrive at the river... www.falriver.co.uk/ mussel All you need to bring is a print out of your booking, alternatively if you use a mobile device just bring your booking reference code that we email you after buying.


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Pendennis Castle

SW Coast Path

Falmouth Town

Falmouth Docks

SW Coast Path To: Coverack & Lizard

Gillan

Gillan Creek

Helford Short Walks

Mawnan Smith

Gyllyngvase 500 Pendra Loweth Pennance Swanpool Mill Maenporth

Bosahan

Lizard

Frenchman’s Creek

Restronguet Point

493

Pendennis Loop

Trefusis Point

Loe Beach

Feock

Feock

Maritime Museum

Falmouth

493

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Oyster Way

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St Mawes Castle

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Fal River Ride

Oyster Way

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National Cycle Route 3

Bike Route in Guide Book

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St Anthony

Barton Farm

Place

Percuil River

Philleigh

Porthbeor

Bohortha

Portscatho

Gerrans

Train Stop Maritime Branch Line

Walks In Fal River Guide Book South West Coast Path Side Walk

Bus Stop Western Greyhound First Bus Travel Cornwall

Land Links

English Heritage Castle

Picnic Spot

Garden

National Trust

Toilets

Church

Viewing Point

Misc

SW Coast Path

To: Nare Head & Portloe

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To: Veryan & Portloe

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Tregony

National Cycle Route 3 To Heligan, Mevagissey & Bodmin

Fal River Ride

Trewithian

Ruan High Lanes

550

Bessybeneath

550/551

Ruan Lanihorne

Portscatho for Lunch

Note: St Mawes Water Taxi does not accept the Fal Mussel Card Visitor

FERRY ROUTES Ferry & Water Taxi Landing St Mawes Ferry (All Year) Falmouth Park & Float Helford Ferry Enterprise Boats Place Ferry King Harry Ferry (All Year) Great Western River Boats Flushing Ferry (All year) Smugglers Ferry WATER TAXI LANDING For Falmouth, St Mawes & Smugglers Water Taxis

River Links

Towan

Creeks & Cliffs

Froe

Cycle Route 3

Porth Farm

Porth Creek

Percuil

SW Coast Path

Roseland Ramble

Place Ferry

St Mawes

St Mawes

North Hill Point

St Mawes Loop

St Mawes

550

550/551

St Austell, Par (Newquay) Liskeard (Looe) Plymouth, Exeter Taunton, Southampton, Bristol, Bath Swindon, Westbury & London

Most of the services shown on this Fal River Links map accept the Fal Mussel Card Visitor

Pro bus

Roseland Peninsula

St Just in Roseland

St Just

Molunan

Lamorran

St Mawes Loop

St Just

Trelissick Trail

Key

Enterprise Boats

Turnaware

Tolverne

Smugglers Cottage

King Harry Floating Bridge

Roundwood

Halwyn

Malpas

Malpas

To: Newquay Town & Airport

High Tide ONLY

Trelissick

Orca Sea Safaris

Enterprise Boats

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Great Western Riverboats

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Truro

MC

www.falmouth.co.uk

Helford Village

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CH Quay

Woodlane

Helford Helford Passage

Port Navas

MC

The Moor

PW Pier

Budock Water

35

Flushing

Flushing

Mylor Yacht Harbour

Fal River Ride

Kea School

493

Calenick

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Museum

Playing Place

500

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Bissoe Bike Hire

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FAL RIVER

www.falmouth.co.uk

Get around the River Get Around Leave your car and let travel become a treat as you explore the river’s attractions by ferry, bus the Fal River

River Links

and train. Fal River Links operate regular services between all the great places to visit, things to do and attractions around the river. Most of these services accept the Fal Mussel Card

Ditch your car Leave your car & explore the river by ferry, bus and train. Not only is this great fun but it’s also sustainable, good for the environment and reduces your visitor carbon footprint to almost nothing. Moving the average visitor around the river by ferry will use a fraction of the fuel it would take to move the same passenger in a car! Our classic wooden ferries with their low emission engines offer a great way to explore the river without impacting on its delicate natural environment. Go by ferry and reduce your visitor carbon footprint from around 25 kilos to less than 1! We are passionate about the river and its natural beauty. We love where we live and want to keep it this way for our children and their children in years to come. www.falriver.co.uk/green

King Harry Ferry

‘‘Voted one of the Top 10 ferry crossings in the world’’ Chain ferry across the Fal River carries cars and foot passengers between Truro & Feock and St Mawes & The Roseland Peninsula, saving 26 miles on a round journey. 7 days a week, all year.01872 862 312

St Mawes Ferry St Mawes - Falmouth Route: Falmouth - St Mawes (2.6 miles)

Sailing Time: 20 mins or stay aboard for an hour’s round cruise.

www.falriver.co.uk/khf To Redruth and Penzance

Key

Truro

Timetable: All Year Round Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier at 1/4 past the hour and St Mawes at 1/4 to the hour. 7 days a week, all year round. Two extra services during the summer months.

Enterprise Boats

Truro - Falmouth & St Mawes Route: Falmouth & St Mawes Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage & Truro (8 miles) Sailing Time: 30 mins - 1 hour Passing: Falmouth Docks, St Just Church, Trelissick Key Garden, King Harry Ferry, Malpas & laid up shipping. Timetable: Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier up to 6 times a day from Easter - Oct (not Sunday). St Mawes service runs May - Sept only. Info: 01326 374 241 Some services are affected by the tides, please call first.

www.flushingferry.co.uk

Falmouth Water Taxi Truro

Enterprise Boats St Mawes Ferry Place Ferry Flushing Ferry King Harry Ferry Mylor Shuttle Helford Ferry Park & Float Orca Sea Safaris Newmans Cruises

Malpas

Trelissick

www.falmouthwatertaxi.co.uk

www.falriver.co.uk/bus

Western Greyhound

Tolverne

Falmouth CHQ

St Mawes

Place

On-demand service 7 days a week, April - Oct 07971 846 786 www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk

GW Riverboats

Smuglers’ Cottage

Devoran

Philleigh

Philleigh

Feock

500 space car park with regular bus & boat services into town (very little long stay parking in town).

Falmouth PWP Falmouth CHQ

www.falriver.co.uk/smf

Falmouth - Smugglers Cottage Mon-Sat, June-Sept 07971 521 843

Falmouth Park and Float / Ride

St Mawes Place

FREE Parking when you buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor. Park & Ride: 7 Days Park & Float: Mon - Fri June - Sept 01326 319 417 www.falriver.co.uk/float

Around the river All year round 01637 871 871 www.westerngreyhound.com

Falmouth Town Centre Shuttle

Mon - Sat, all year round 01326 378 100 www.otsfalmouth.co.uk

Park for Truro

www.enterprise-boats.co.uk

Malpas

First Bus

Around the river All year round 0845 602 0156

St Mawes Water Taxi Falmouth PWP

www.travelcornwall.uk.com

On-demand service 7 days a week, March - Oct 07522 446 659

Malpas

Trelissick

www.otsfalmouth.co.uk

493, Truro - Feock - Trelissick Mon - Sat, all year round 01726 861 108

To St Austell and Plymouth

Truro

Corlink Services

Flexible bus service in Carnon Vale Mon - Fri, 9.30-14.30 all year round 01326 259 794

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Truro Quay

Enterprise Boats St Mawes Ferry Place Ferry Flushing Ferry King Harry Ferry Mylor Shuttle Helford Ferry Park & Float Orca Sea Safaris Newmans Cruises

Passing: Falmouth Docks, Black Rock (often with seals on it), St Mawes & Pendennis Castles & St Anthony Lighthouse.

Flushing Ferry

Falmouth PWP - Flushing 7 days a week. All year 07974 799773

Flexible bus service Mon - Sat, All year round 0300 1234 222 www.parkfortruro.org.uk www.falriver.co.uk/bus

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Place Ferry

Smugglers Ferry

St Mawes - Place Part of the South West Coast Path. From Place enjoy a selection of short walks around the headland with stunning scenery. 7 days a week Easter - Oct 01872 861 910

Trelissick - Tolverne Also Water Taxi to: Moorings, Maggoty Bank / Turnaware Pontoons, Turnaware Beach, Halwyn & Roundwood Quay

www.falriver.co.uk/pf

Helford Ferry

First Great Western

7 Days June & Sep 07772 302 232

Helford Passage - Village 7 days a week, April - Oct 01326 250 770

Truro - Falmouth 7 Days a week, all year 08457 000125

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www.helford-river-boats.co.uk

www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

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FAL RIVER

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Things to do around the River Get Around The river offers plenty to see and do and is surrounded by award winning attractions, historic castles and riverside theThings River gardens. For a great day out buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor; to do this gives you travel between all these great fun things around to do for just £16. Looking for inspiration ? Try one the River of our Fal River ‘Treasure Trails’. Follow the Trail, Start from Falmouth

solve the clues & see the sights.

Alternatively regular bus and train services also run from Falmouth to other places of interest.

Fal Mussel Cards are available to buy from the Falmouth Visitor Information Centre and give you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on all of these services.

Things to do around the River

Truro Cathedral River Gardens Trelissick Garden

Magical estate overlooking the Fal River. Enjoy the beautiful gardens full of winding paths, handsome trees and stunning views. Cafe & gift shop. Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes or Falmouth. 10.30-5.30, 7 days, all year round. 01872 862 090 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Start your day out on the Fal River from Falmouth. Falmouth is the gateway to the Fal River with regular departures to all the great places to visit around the river including Flushing, St Mawes, Place, Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage, Malpas & Truro.

FAL RIVER

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Lamorran Garden St Mawes & Pendennis Castles Pendennis and its sister castle, St Mawes, were built between 1540 & 1545 by Henry VIII to counter the threat from France & Spain. Both guard the entrance to the Fal River and command magnificent views. Climb the battlements and explore each room, bringing the history of the castles and their occupants to life. St Mawes Castle: Apr-Oct: Sun-Fri (Not Sat) Nov-Mar: Weekends ONLY 01326 270526 Pendennis Castle Apr-Oct: 7 Days Nov-Mar: Weekends ONLY 01326 316594

www.english-heritage.org/stmawes OR /pendennis

Maritime Museum Celebrating the sea and Cornwall with 15 galleries, waterfront cafe, tidal zone, children’s activities, events and regular exhibitions. ‘‘... Brilliant! Best value for money of the whole holiday’’ Creighton Family All year round 10-5 I 7 days a week. Closed Christmas & Boxing Day 01326 313 388

Overlooking St Mawes, highly recommended. Fri & Wed, Apr-Sep, 10-5. 01326 270 800 www.lamorrangarden.co.uk

Magnificent cathedral at the head of the Fal River. Open 7 days a week all year round. 01872 276 782 www.trurocathedral.org.uk

Glendurgan

Super sub-tropical garden above the Helford River. Tue-Sat, 1030-530, Year round - 01326 250 906 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Falmouth Gardens Various gardens around town, free and glorious. Opening times vary, www.falriver.co.uk

Over 100 miles of easy to follow cycle and walking trails around the river. Grab a copy of our free area guide book and £3 map from Truro Tourist Information Centre. The guide book has a selection of the best walks with easy to follow directions and is well complimented by the detailed map.

Beaches From secret sandy coves to Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth with its lifeguards, cafe and watersports.Find them all on our website below...

Devoran Creek Cycle Hire All year round. Ideal for Bissoe Trail. 01872 863 142

Carwinion Garden 4 acre garden overlooking Helford River. Cream Teas. All year round 01326 250 258 www.carwinion.com

Ride & Walk

www.devorancreekcyclehire.com

The Roseland Peninsula Beautiful quiet beaches framed by the rugged beauty of the Roseland.

Bissoe Bike Hire St Mawes Beach Easy to get to by ferry, ideal for kids, great rock pooling and swimming.

All year round. Ideal for Bissoe Trail. 01872 870 341 www.cornwallcyclehire.com

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Tregothnan Estate

Experience one of the UK’s finest botanical gardens Book your private tour of the garden before visiting. 01872 520000 www.tregothnan.co.uk www.nmmc.co.uk

www.falriver.co.uk/gardens

Gyllyngvase Beach Lifeguarded beach in Falmouth, cafe, shop, toilets, & watersports hire. www.falriver.co.uk/beaches

Down Load

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FAL RIVER

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Things to do around the River

Villages

Visit

The river is surrounded by many picturesque villages that are well worth a visit. Most can be accessed by ferry and a short walk.

Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro mark the three corners of the river and all are worth a visit, each with something very special to offer a visitor. Falmouth Harbour Falmouth is the gateway to the Fal River and has regular departures on ferries, buses and trains to other parts of the river. The town is full of great shops, cafés and galleries and is buzzing with activity all year round

St Just in Roseland Home to St Just Church on the shores of the river, described by Sir John Betjeman as having ‘the most beautiful church yard on earth’ . Portscatho & Gerrans Neigbouring villages overlooking the bay, well worth a visit. Galleries, pubs, shops and cafe. Veryan in Roseland Famous for its round houses. There is a church, pub & village shop. Place Church & St Anthony Beautiful church and magnificent headland with stunning views. Great walking. Get here on the Place Ferry. Flushing & Mylor Two lovely villages both with shops, pubs and some scenic walks. Devoran Lovely creekside village.Pub and cycle hire. Loe Beach Watersports Centre, boat hire and beach cafe. Helford Village & Passage Beautiful river with many walks, pubs, shops and a gallery. Ferry across the river.

Things to do around the River

Boat Trips

Truro Cornwall’s capital, this grand cathedral city sits at the head of the river and is definitely worth visiting. Get here by ferry from Falmouth or St Mawes. Fal Mussel Cards available from the TIC. St Mawes Old world fishing harbour on the Roseland. Popular all year round with great beaches and harbour side cafes and bars. Get here by ferry from Falmouth, 7 days a week.

Smugglers Cottage

Boat Hire, Sailing & Watersports Smugglers Cottage The cottage is considered to be one of the beauty spots of the UK and dates back to the 15th century when a ferry was run from here, connecting the main London to Penzance road. Now open for lunches, cream teas, evening dining with well stocked bar.

Orca Sea Safaris Coastal & Wildlife Trips All year from Falmouth 01326 214 928 www.falriver.co.uk/orca

D-Day Used in June 1944 for allied forces to load troops, guns and tanks onto landing craft for the invasion of Europe. Web & Info: www.tregothnan.co.uk 01872 520 000 Get here by ferry from Falmouth, St Mawes, Trelissick or Truro

Falmouth Fishing Trips Fishing Trips from Falmouth 07532019723/07581 621 619 www.falmouthfishingtrips.co.uk

Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes or Falmouth

Fish’n Trips Fishing Trips from St Mawes 07891 300 078

www.cornishcruising.com

St Mawes Kayaks & Mini Cruises Sit on kayak hire & fast boat trips. 07971 846786 www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk

Mylor Sailing School Dinghy, Yacht Sailing & Powerboating School. 01326 377633 07971 520257

Kernow Charters Family orientated sailing charter company. 07816 481430 www.kernowcharters.co.uk

www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk

Wando Lady Beautiful motor yacht available for charter. 07836 788004

www.fishandtripstmawes.co.uk

Explore the Roseland This beautiful peninsula sits between the calm river on one side and the open sea on the other. Really does have the kind of scenery that will take your breath away. Great for walking and lots of sandy beaches. Get here by ferry from Falmouth or use the King Harry Ferry. Explore using the 550 bus.

Cornish Cruising Yacht Charter and RYA School. 01326 211800

Falmouth Surf School Unforgettable surfing lessons on Cornwall’s beautiful coastline. 01326 212144 www.falmouthsurfschool.co.uk

www.wandolady.com

Treasure Trails Fal Pleasure Cruises River & Helford Trips from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier. 07977 547084 www.falmouthpleasurecruisesltd.co.uk

Fal River Treasure Trails Solve the clues, follow the Trail and explore the river. Great fun for couples, groups or the family. Ideal for those looking for inspiration and ideas....

Three trails available ... From 2 hours to a full day, we have a trail to suit everyone. Trails come with ferry tickets or Mussel Cards and maps.

www.falriver.co.uk/trails

Mylor Boat Hire Great range of traditional sailing boats for hire. 01326 377745

Loe Beach Watersports & Boat Hire Watersports training and boat hire set in a stunning location on the river. 01872 300800

www.mylorboathire.co.uk

www.loebeach.co.uk

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Hotels

Bed & Breakfasts

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Self Catering

Camping

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Guest Houses Glamping

Stay a while ... From seafront hotels to rural self-catering, a wide range of top-notch accommodation welcomes all visitors to Falmouth for a delightfully distinctive stay ... Take your pick

Ocean dreaming

Whatever the agenda during your visit, there’s an impressive selection of quality accommodation to suit. Hosting an array of hotels - from four star and fabulous to brilliantly budget-friendly, Falmouth will be sure to provide the perfect place to rest your head.

Check into a heavenly harbourside hotel or even a riverside retreat hidden along the Fal. Whether you fancy reading a good book on the beach or adrenaline activity via water sports and beachside activity - the area’s vast catalogue of waterside accommodation appeals to every occasion.

Chill out The ideal location to indulge in a little downtime, Falmouth invites visitors to check in and chill out. Select a spa hotel for some dreamy ‘you’ time and enjoy a signature treatment or steam room and sauna session - just the ticket to help you unwind. Similarly, the area is awash with beautiful countryside surroundings and a rural retreat provides a glorious escape from the hubbub of modern life.

Festive feel With all-year-round events and a constant schedule of live music, festivals and entertainment, experience the buzz of Falmouth’s vibrant town during your stay. A wealth of B&Bs and guesthouses make an ideal base for exploration and evenings out.

“Falmouth is a special place to stay and we are proud to be part of the rich maritime heritage of this amazing town.” Paul Goodwin Hotel Manager The Greenbank Hotel See page 75

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Family fun If you’re looking for a family break, Falmouth ticks all the boxes. You’ll find a great selection of hotels, holiday cottages and B & Bs that will welcome all the family...even the dog! There are lots of activities and amusements for the kids. Whether its the Maritime Museum or a Treasure Trail on the Fal River, there’s an abundance of choice available.

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“When our returning guests say they feel as if they’ve returned home, we say that’s a bit about you, a bit about us, a bit about Bosanneth, a bit about Cornwall, and a lot about Falmouth.” Clive & David of Bosanneth See page 77


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PLACES KEY TO PLACES TO STAYTO STAY

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Symbols for Hotels, Guest Houses, Self catering accommodations, Bed & Breakfasts... Central heating

Radio in bedroom

Children welcome

Refrigerator

Conference facilities

Residential lounge

Cooking by electricity

Riding/trekking facilities or nearby

Cots provided

Shaver point

Credit cards accepted

Shower

Disabled friendly

Special Christmas/New Year

Dishwasher

Packages

Dogs (by arrangement)

Special diets

Drying facilities

Swimming pool

Four poster beds

Tea/Coffee making in rooms

Fuel charged by coin meter

T.V. in rooms

Full English breakfast

Tennis courts

Garden

Washing machine

Golf arrangements

Wireless Internet access

Ground floor bedrooms available Hairdryers Heating by gas/electric fires

Additional symbols for Camping, Caravan & Chalet Parks

Highchair provided

Cafe/Restaurant on site

Historic building

Chemical toilet disposal facilities

Ironing facilities

Children’s playground

Licensed

Electric hook-ups to touring pitches

Linen provided - free of charge

Foodshop on site

Linen available for hire

Games room on site

Lounge with TV

Gas cylinders for exchange or refill

Microwave

Hot and cold all washbasins

No smoking

Lighting in toilet blocks

Packed lunches available

Motor caravans accepted

Parking

Toilets on site

The information detailed in this guide is supplied to the Council by the proprietors of the establishments listed. Although inspections have been made of the accommodation, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of the information which has been supplied. We hope that people using the accommodation and services in this guide will find that it meets their requirements and is of a high standard.

Large hotels have a minimum of 6 bedrooms, but are more likely to have over 20. Small hotels have a maximum of 20 bedrooms and usually personally run. Country house hotels have large grounds and are in rural areas with the emphasis on peace and quiet. Guest Accommodation includes B&Bs, Guest Houses, Farmhouses and Inns. They range from one room B&Bs to larger establishments who may offer dinner and could also be licensed. Guest Accommodation tends to be personally run by the owners. 1 2 3 4 5

Self Catering establishments are assessed using the following criteria. Microwave provided All beds full size Bed linen available Linen & towels provided, access to freezer and washing machine High standards of quality

Holiday, Touring & Camping Parks and Holiday Villages are assessed on the standards they provide to visitors in the following areas: cleanliness, facilities, groundsmanship, pitches, play areas and leisure facilities (where provided). AA star ratings (from 1 to 5) are awarded for the standard of quality for hotels and guest accommodation. In addition to the star rating, the AA gives a merit score as a percentage, which enables the visitor to compare the establishments with the same number of stars. Campsites & Caravan Parks are rated from 1 to 5 Pennants dependent on the range and quality of facilities provided. The AA Pennant rating is only based on the touring pitches and facilities at campsites and caravan parks, and do not cover static caravans or chalets. Gold and Silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas, in particular in service and hospitality.

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Hotel Tresanton Originally created in the 1940s as a yachtsmen’s club, Tresanton is a cluster of old houses on different levels. In 1997 Olga Polizzi bought Tresanton and spent two years completely redesigning and restoring it. It has a casual and elegant atmosphere very much in keeping with its seaside location. The restaurant, with terraces overlooking the sea, is open for lunch, cream teas and dinner.

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‘If there is any more elegant hotel in Britain than Olga Polizzi’s Tresanton on the Cornish Coast, then I have never been there’ The Independent Opening times: Everyday Price ranges: £190-£500 St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DR 01326 270 055 www.tresanton.com @hoteltresanton

Budock Vean The Budock Vean Hotel is an awardwinning, four star, country house hotel nestled in 65 acres of organically managed sub-tropical gardens and parkland on the banks of the tranquil Helford River. Outstanding leisure facilities include a spectacular indoor swimming pool, sauna, outdoor hot tub, Natural Health Spa, James Braid designed 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, private foreshore and an AA rosette award winning restaurant with Cornish seafood specialities. Price ranges: From £84 per person per night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, TR11 5LG 01326 250288 www.budockvean.co.uk

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Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel

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We deeply regret to announce that due to extensive and severe fire damage sustained on 30th April 2012, Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel and the Beach Club leisure complex will be www.chocolateboxfalmouth. closed until further notice. On behalf of the co.uk entire hotel team, we are very sorry for any inconvenience or upset this may cause. Hotel owner Hazel Evans and the Evans family have been extremely touched by the overwhelming support and good wishes they have received at this difficult time and would like to thank everyone who has been in touch. The hotel team would also like to thank Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service for their bravery and our neighbouring businesses for rallying round and providing such fantastic support, particularly Gylly Beach Cafe and the Anacapri Hotel.

While we cannot say how long it will take, we have every intention of rebuilding the hotel to its former glory and beyond, and once again providing a beautiful place to stay in Falmouth’s premier seafront location. If you would like to keep up to date with what’s next for Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel, please sign up to our online mailing list on our home page. Thank you.

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The Green Lawns Hotel

Trelawne, a traditional country house hotel, has an unrivalled position with panoramic views of Falmouth Bay over to Rosemullion Headland. The Trelawne Hotel offers rooms with fabulous sea views. Fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce is served in our restaurant, which too has fantastic panoramic views.

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A privately owned Chateau style hotel set in award winning gardens midway between the beaches and town centre. The Green Lawns offers friendly and professional service and the kind of efficiency you would expect from a luxury Falmouth Hotel. Where else can you lie back in a comfy lounge, with a glass of wine, and enjoy a chilled afternoon of total relaxation. Price ranges: Single B&B from £60 - £110 Double B&B from £109 - £189

Western Terrace, Falmouth, TR11 4QJ 01326 312734 www.greenlawnshotel.com /Green-Lawns-Hotel

Price ranges: From £40pppn for B&B 01326 250226 info@trelawnehotel.co.uk www.trelawnehotel.co.uk

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The Falmouth Hotel The Falmouth Hotel built in 1865 is a charming, Victorian hotel set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and it enjoys a prime sea front location with stunning views across the bay. www.chocolateboxfalmouth. co.uk From the hotel, it is an easy stroll into the town centre and the maritime area, making it amongst the most popular places to stay in Falmouth. At the Falmouth Hotel we offer 71 bedrooms in our hotel with a further 20 self-catering cottages and apartments in the grounds. Our premier hotel rooms are large with amazing sea views and sleep 2 adults and 2 children under 14 years old. Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ reservations@falmouthhotel.co.uk 01326 312671 www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

H8 E7 The Lerryn Hotel

Rated 5 out of 5 ‘Scores on the Doors’

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Where guests are treated like royalty • Stay in luxury hotel accommodation with unrivalled sea views • Take advantage of one of our special accomodation packages throughout the year

The Lerryn Hotel has 20 bedrooms, all en-suite, attractively furnished with modern amenities. Relax and enjoy sea views of Falmouth Bay from the bar/lounge or from one of our bedrooms, three with balconies. For guests who find stairs a problem we offer ground floor accommodation with easy access. All rooms have a colour television, radio and tea and coffee making facilities. Pets by arrangement. De Pass Road, Falmouth, TR11 4BJ 01326 312489 www.thelerrynhotel.co.uk

• Enjoy lunch and Cornish cream tea in our Terrace Lounge with panoramic views

Falmouth’s luxury, four-star hotel is within easy reach of Falmouth town and waterside area. With an excellent restaurant and stunning sea views, the Royal Duchy is a perfect place to relax.

The Royal Duchy Hotel, Cliff Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4NX www.royalduchy.com

• Experience exquisite two AA rosette, award-winning fine dining in The Terrace Restaurant • Indulge in Beauty Treatments & Pamper days in the Spa • Facilities include an indoor heated pool, heated ceramic beds to relax on, sauna, solarium, snooker room and table tennis

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PLACES TO STAY Park View Townhouse

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D6 Dolvean House A Victorian House offering 5 star B&B, just a 10 minute walk to the town centre and 3 minutes to the beach. All rooms have ensuite facilities and www.chocolateboxfalmouth. many have views across the harbour co.uk town towards the sea.

The Park View Townhouse offers Hotel quality at Guesthouse prices. We are centrally located and occupy a superb position overlooking the beautiful Kimberley Park. The harbour and town centre are within easy walking distance.

There is Wifi and our own private car park. Complimentary tea on arrival in a comfortable guests lounge and licensed bar all add to a warm and welcoming atmosphere you can be assured of finding here.

Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, our large airy rooms decorated in neutral colours and furnished with comfort in mind, will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Price ranges: From £38.50 to £49.00 pppn

58 Kimberley Park Rd, Falmouth, TR11 2DD 01326 313276 www.parkgrovehotel.com

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The Greenbank Hotel

In the AA Rosette Harbourside Restaurant, we devise daily changing menus, focusing on seasonality, sustainability and local produce. Price ranges: From: £72.50 pppn B&B Opening times: All year round

50 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DQ 01326 313658 reservations@dolvean.co.uk www.dolvean.co.uk

Harbourside, Falmouth TR11 2SR 01326 312440 www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk /greenbankhotel @greenbankhotel

The Idle Rocks Hotel perches on the harbour wall in St Mawes - it isn’t possible to get any closer to the water unless you are on it or in it!

Located adjacent to the sandy Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, with stunning sea views across subtropical gardens.

Price ranges: Start from £170 per room B&B 01326 270771 idlres@richardsonhotels.co.uk www.idlerocks.co.uk

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With comfortable beds, stylish interiors and plenty of space, our hotel rooms are the ideal base for your stay in Cornwall.

St Michael’s Hotel & Spa

The award winning food is sourced locally from the best seasonable produce available. New this year, they are offering cookery breaks so you can discover some of their food secrets!

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From stunning vistas to elegant dining, centuries of tradition to contemporary style, the Greenbank Hotel has it all. Clinging to the harbourside overlooking Falmouth, our unbeatable setting, inviting rooms and welcoming staff are ready to make your break simply perfect.

The Idle Rocks Hotel

The view from this little 3 star hotel is the Cornish dream brought to life: a small, idyllic harbour, narrow lanes of tidy fisherman’s cottages, green fields that slope down to the sea and lovely sandy beaches, just a short hop by ferry from Falmouth.

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This award winning hotel is a contemporary oasis in which to relax, unwind and indulge. St Michael’s Spa offers a tranquil setting with luxury treatments and facilities including an indoor pool, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The Flying Fish Restaurant welcomes non-residents and offers locally sourced ingredients to create delicious dishes. Price ranges: From £59 - £159 per person B&B Opening times: Year round Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NB 01326 312707 www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk /stmichaelshotel @stmichaelshotel

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Lugo Rock

F8 E7 The Beach House

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The Lugo Rock is a friendly family-run Bed & Breakfast providing high quality guest accommodation.

Bosanneth Guest House

Stunning sea views, gorgeous sub-tropical gardens and total relaxation... The Beach House offers stylish contemporary Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a unique setting overlooking Falmouth Bay. A stones throw from the famous Gyllynvase Beach and a couple of minutes walk to several restaurants . A perfect location for a Bed & Breakfast holiday at any time of year.

Price ranges: Room prices: per room per night from £40 (singly occupancy) from £65 for a double room from £99 for a family room

Price ranges: £40 -£45 per night per person for Bed & breakfast. 1 Boscawen Road, Falmouth, TR11 4EL 01326 210407 beachhousefalmouth@hotmail.com

59 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DF 01326 311344 www.lugorockhotel.co.uk

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Our 4 Star Highly Commended accommodation is ideally located 10 minutes from town and less than 2 minutes to the beach. Central to Cornwall we have good road and public transport links to major sites and attractions. At Bosanneth we blend modern with the traditional. Our accommodation is current, comfortable with luxurious touches. Our service is traditional and committed. Recognising our hospitality the AA places us within the top 20 of 4000 guesthouses countrywide for outstanding friendliness and service. Our hearty breakfasts provide a fine start to your day and our AA Dinner Award evening meals are home-cooked using fresh, local produce. Our garden is an oasis of calm and colour and most rooms including our lounge and dining room enjoy spectacular sea views.

Conveniently situated close to town and beaches, we offer spacious ensuite rooms, comfortable beds with crisp linen and plump pillows, delicious breakfasts carefully prepared with locally sourced produce and a friendly and flexible service. Price ranges: From £25 pppn

Family run stylish mock Tudor Guest House. Offering 10 en suite bedrooms some with sea views and balcony. Our aim is to provide a welcoming personal service where nothing is too much trouble and we’ll go that “extra mile” to make your stay enjoyable. Within easy walking distance of beaches & town centre. We have ample parking & provide good quality full English Breakfast.

Opening times: All year round 17, Western Terrace, Falmouth,TR11 4QN 01326 313 017 or 07888 848 811 www.lyonessefalmouth.co.uk

An eight roomed guest house 50 yards from Gyllyngvase beach with stunning views from most rooms. Wonderful sun terrace where visitors can sit and relax. Warm friendly hosts where nothing is too much trouble. All rooms are en-suite with all usual facilities. Good size car park and wi fi available. Location ideal for town centre, harbour, castle and university campus. Prices ranges: From £30 to £40 pppn

Opening times: All year round Prices ranges: From £30 pppn 55 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DF 01326 312807 www.tudorcourtguesthouse.co.uk

Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR114DN 01326 312076 info@sanremofalmouth.co.uk www.sanremofalmouth.co.uk

Prices Bed & Breakfast from just £45 pppn. Evening meals available. Weekly rates from just £425 per person dinner, bed and breakfast. All prices include bed and breakfast accommodation with tasty full Cornish breakfast made from all locally sourced fresh Cornish produce. Home cooked, 4 course evening meals served. Sea and garden views available.

Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR11 4DW 01326 314 649 stay@bosanneth.co.uk www.bosanneth.co.uk

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Set within award-winning gardens, Bosanneth, a beautiful Edwardian house, provides quality accommodation overlooking Gyllyngvase beach and Falmouth Bay.

Ideally situated with a sandy beach at the end of the road and only a short walk from Falmouth town and harbour. With the Cornwall Healthier Eating Gold Award you can enjoy a range of breakfasts with locally sourced produce where possible. All rooms are ensuite with tea/coffee making facilities. Private car park.

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Review “David and Clive make this one of the friendliest and most helpfull places I have ever stayed, nothing is too much trouble , the rooms are excellent and the breakfasts out of this world , I would recommend this place to anyone, will definitley go back there!” Tripadvisor


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Wellington House & Below Stairs Apartment

HHHH Self-assessed Wellington House and Below Stairs apartment offer the best of both worlds for your holiday in Falmouth, in the ideal location.

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Gwelesmor House St Mawes

Tregenna

Upstairs there are 3 very comfortable guest bedrooms with modern ensuites, digital TV, hairdryers and mini-fridges, complimented by our full Cornish breakfast menu. Friendly B & B run by a local Cornish couple offering two ground floor ensuite rooms each with flat screen TV and own entrance and direct access to sun patio.

Below Stairs apartment offers you the freedom of self-catering in a spacious, luxuriously appointed apartment, with a deck that overlooks the harbour. Which will you choose?

Free wifi and off road parking. Five minutes walk to beaches and village centre. Expert information provided for walks.

Price ranges: Welligton House: From £30 to £60 pppn Below Stairs: from £60 to £110 per night

Price ranges: From £70 per room per night. Opening times: All year round

26 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR 01326 319947 www.wellingtonhousefalmouth.co.uk www.belowstairsfalmouth.co.uk

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Anchor House B&B HHHstar rated B&B

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Tregenna is a family run Guest House situated in a very central location in Falmouth midway between the town centre and the Blue Flag local beaches and Sea Front. www.chocolateboxfalmouth. co.uk is a lovely old house set in Tregenna an elevated location with spectacular views over Falmouth. Most of our eight comfortable, homely rooms have delightful harbour or sea views. We also have a large and sunny conservatory which is both our breakfast room and sun lounge. Opening times: All year round

28 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR 01326 313881 info@tregennafalmouth.co.uk www.tregennafalmouth.co.uk

18 Polvarth Road, St Mawes, TR2 5AT 01326 270 731 / 07973 724 448 www.gwelesmorhouse.co.uk

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The Haven

Chellowdene is a lovely, spacious old house in a superb location which has been extensively and tastefully refurbished throughout. There are sea views from most rooms and two rooms have private balconies. The home cooked food is superb. Friendly, family run 11 bedroom guest house. Situated in quiet road but ideally located between the sea front (1 minute walk) & town (10 minute walk). Many rooms enjoy good sea views. All rooms en-suite except single room with private facilities. Better rates for longer stays.

We have a Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety Award at Gold level and a Four Star Enjoy England Silver Award. We are located within 50 yards of Gyllyngvase Beach. Falmouth town centre is only a 10 minute walk away.

Situated in a Victorian terrace commanding panoramic views of Falmouth harbour, Flushing and the Roseland Peninsula.

Peaceful and private location, one and a half miles from the Coast Path, with far-reaching rural views.

One double and a single room with TV, tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi. The Boathouse pub is just 30 metres along the terrace and there is a myriad of shops and restaurants just 5 minutes walk into town.

Three delightful cottage-style, en-suite bedrooms: one twin on the ground floor and two doubles on the first. Sitting Room with wood-burning stove. Great breakfasts using local produce. Secluded, one-acre garden. Easy parking.

The Haven is a charming 16th century, Grade two listed thatched cottage,with beams and ingleooks, in the village of Ruan Minor at the Southern end of the Lizard Peninsula. The picturesque fishing village of Cadgwith, boats on the beach, thatched cottages, inn, restaurant and fish and chips, clustered round the cove which is less than ten minutes walk from us down the hill. Breakfast is changed daily, with home made bread and our own eggs.

Cury, Near Mullion, Helston, TR12 7BJ 01326 241208 www.colvennorfarmhouse.com

Price ranges: £30 pppn Half price for children under 10 www.cornwall-online.co.uk/the haven-lizardpeninsula

Opening times: All year round Price ranges: From £30 to £48 pppn Opening times: All year round 4 Emslie Road, Falmouth, TR11 4BG 01326 313 158 www.poltair.co.uk

Falmouth - TR11 4DN 01326 314950 info@chellowdene.co.uk www.chellowdene.co.uk

Price ranges: £35 pppn Opening times: All year round 17 Harbour Terrace, Falmouth, TR11 2AN 01326 317006 www.anchorhousebandbfalmouth.co.uk


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Old Railway Yard

Avalon Guest House

Prospect House

Westcott

A fairly new property built 2007 offering a double en-suite shower room including a balcony with sea views towards the North coast only four miles away and a twin room with private facilities, we also have a ground floor double room with en-suite bath/shower room.

Contemporary beachside guest house only 20 yards from the sandy cove of Maenporth and 2 miles from Falmouth. On the South West coastal path. Four individual en-suite rooms catering for couples and families. We have a dining room/balcony overlooking the beach. Local produce and complimentary afternoon tea and cakes included.

Prospect House is a Grade II listed Georgian property dating back to the 1820s when it was built for a Packet Ship Captain. All our rooms are en suite and are comfortable and spacious. A traditional English cooked breakfast using local produce is served in the elegant dining room. Guests are able to relax in the guest lounge or the garden with a fine Victorian greenhouse.

The Westcott is a family run guest house offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation at affordable prices.

Prices ranges: £40 - £62.50 pppn

Price ranges: £40to £70pn inc breakfast. £5 supplement for one night stay.

Price ranges: Start at £40.00 for a single & £60.00 for a double/twin.

Price ranges: 2012: £315 - £630 pw 2013 / 2014: £350 - £665 pw

1 Church Road, Penryn, TR10 8DA 01326 373198 / 07715728562 www.prospecthouse-penryn.co.uk

Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR11 4DN 01326 311309 www.westcottguesthousefalmouth.co.uk

58 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AF 01326 670018 www.puffins58high.co.uk

Mudgeon Vean

Anchorage Apartments

Price ranges: From £40 single occupancy pn to £85 (two sharing including breakfast). Tram Cross Lane, Lanner Hill, TR16 5TZ 01209 314514 / 07970595598 g.s.collier@btinternet.com www.old-railway-yard.co.uk

Camelot & Trevaylor

Maenporth Beach, Falmouth, TR11 5HN 01326 250704 avalon@avalonmaenporth.comwww. www.avalonmaenporth.com

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An ideally situated b&b, we are located less than 100m from the award winning Gyllyngvase beach, yet its just a 10 minute walk into the town. We look forward to welcoming you.

Camelot is a comfortable, homely guest house situated within easy walking distance of all local amenities, ie - Gyllingvase beach, the Princess Pavilions, Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle. All bedrooms have their own en-suite shower/W.C facilities and full English/ Continental breakfast may be taken. We are fortunate to have a sister establishment, Trevaylor, of the same standard, and offering a purpose built, easy access ground floor room for people with mobility problems. Price ranges: Start at £20.00 pppn Opening times: All year round 5 Avenue Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AZ 01326 312480 www.camelot-guest-house.co.uk

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Walk into Puffins and the magical, everchanging view of Falmouth’s waterways open before you. Walk out the door into the Old High Street and you are moments away from everything you need and the sheer delight of the town. And best of all, is coming home to Puffins, where comfort and quality for two meet, all year round.

Quality one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5 persons. Most enjoy superb sea views.

Cosy cottages situated on our 18C Farm near the Helford River. Our cottages encourage a relaxing and comfortable stay all year round, with open fires and night storage heaters. All the cottages are well appointed with modern kitchens. Childrens play area and private woodland trail.

Only 110 yards from the beach yet close to the town, harbour, station, gardens, entertainment at the Princess Pavilion and the National Maritime Museum. Car Parking. Free Wi-Fi. An ideal touring centre to reach the rest of Cornwall. Open all year. the resident owners are available to help you 24/7. French and German spoken. Price ranges: £210 - £550 per apartment per week

Price ranges (2012): £275 - £800 pw. St. Martin, Helston, TR12 6DB 01326 231 341 www.mudgeonvean.co.uk

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Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DJ 01326 312164 / 07884 226704 www.anchorageapartments.co.uk

Stay at The Mill for a relaxing break in this peaceful, rural area, 6 miles west of Falmouth. Located within easy reach of The Lizard, The Helford River and the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. Our guest accommodation is self contained and has its own entrance. We have two nicely decorated, very comfortable, ground floor rooms, both ensuite. Parking. WiFi. Price ranges: £60 per room per night. Brill, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5PZ 01326 340036 / 07794782613 www.themillatbrill.co.uk

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Mylor Harbourside Holidays Mylor Harbourside apartments are nestled in the heart of Mylor Yacht Harbour, a centre for all boating and watersports in the South West.

Bell Cottage is a single storey comfortably furnished cottage, well equipped for two people, set in attractive grounds on the outskirts of the ancient town of Penryn. 3 miles from Falmouth, the cottage has a pretty private garden and parking. Centrally located for coast, countryside and places of interest. Quiet location, suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Two beautifully restored cottages on a working dairy farm.If your interests include walking, cycling, gardens, sailing, beaches or the Arts, then you will be close to all of these.

Two cottages set in the peaceful heart of rural Cornwall but with Truro, Falmouth, Trelissick Gardens, the King Harry Ferry and the stunning north and south coasts all less than ten miles away.

There is so much to do without travelling very far. Or just relax, admire the glorious views, lean over the gate and watch the cows happily grazing. Four star grading and Green Tourism Gold award.

Ideal for touring by car and near the coastto-coast trail and cycle hire facilities. Short breaks are available in winter and pets welcome by arrangement. Price ranges: 2 cottages sleep 2-4 £230-£515 pw

Kernick Park, Penryn TR10 9DG 01326 376466 www.bellcottagecornwall.co.uk

Laity Moor, Ponsanooth, Truro TR3 7HS 01872 863214 www.gadlesfarmholidays.co.uk

Bissoe, Truro TR4 8RH 01872 863052 www.cliffordhousecottages.co.uk

Bosilliac Holiday Cottages

Pampaluna Cottages

Price ranges: £255 - £479 per week

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We have 8 four star self-catering apartments all equipped with everything a couple, family or larger group would need to enjoy their holiday at the harbour. The beds are comfy, the towels are big and fluffy and the welcome is warm and friendly, the perfect luxury home from home. Price ranges: £325 - £1340 Opening times: All year including Christmas and New Year Mylor Churchtown, Falmouth, TR11 5UF 01326 372 121 www.mylorharbourside.com /Mylor.Yacht.Harbour @MylorMarina

Parklands

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Budock Vean Self Catering

Four miles from Falmouth in the village of Mabe Burnthouse. Two non-smoking character cottages. 4* rated Pampaluna Vean with reverse level accommodation sleeping two in a ground floor bedroom, outside patio area. Two Cottages situated about half a mile from the pretty village of Mawnan Smith and convenient for Falmouth. The Helford River nearby offers beaches, coves, gardens and coastal walks. Accommodation is spacious, with plenty of car parking. From their private raised terrace guests can look out over a flowery meadow, where children can play. Sleeps 2 to 6

2* rated Pampaluna Cottage with a woodburning stove in a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and two upstairs bedrooms sleeping up to four, private garden Parking for cars and boats. Ideally situated for many attractions. Price ranges: £170 - £420

Opening times: All year round Penwarne Road, Mawnan Smith, TR11 5EN 01326 250307 www.rosemerrynfarm.co.uk

1 Pampaluna, Corpascus, Mabe, TR10 9JB 01326 373203 info@pampaluna.co.uk

A detached bungalow, which is family and pet friendly, situated within walking distance to town. Parklands can accommodate 6 people. The property has separate lounge and dining rooms, and a large kitchen. The kitchen contains most appliances. There is a bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle, with separate toilet. The property has off road parking for four cars, and enclosed garden.

Country Cottage Retreats nestles amongst the rolling countryside of South West Cornwall at Medlyn Moor, between Falmouth and Helston, perfect for your self catering cottage holiday in Cornwall. All of our holiday cottages are non smoking, double glazed and well furnished to the highest standards to make your stay comfortable. With ample parking.

If you prefer a self-catering holiday in Cornwall but with all the Budock Vean luxuries then our cottages and lodges are for you.

Price ranges: £250- £475

Price ranges: From £150(short breaks) to £690

Situated within about fifty yards of the hotel’s front door are the beautiful Budock Vean cottages and lodges. Like the Hotel the self-catering cottages are graded as four-star by Quality in Tourism. However each has a small private garden . Price ranges: From £425 per week.

Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR11 4DN 01326 312076 www.parklandsbungalow.co.uk

Viscar Farm, Medlyn Moor, Helston, TR13 0LF 01326 340897 www.viscarfarm-cottages.co.uk

Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, TR11 5LG 01326 250288 www.budockvean.co.uk

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Tregedna Lodge

Albion Cottage & Yurt

Trevoney

Tregedna lodge, located in the picturesque Maen Valley, close to Maenporth beach.

We have made the 300 year old stables, in which the village doctor kept his horses, into a cottage. We have introduced our environmentally friendly Yurt for Holiday’s in Cornwall on our smallholding near Mylor as an alternative to the traditional holiday cottage.

Quietly situated detached bungalow in charming village off private driveway overlooking woodland. Sleeps up to six people. Short walk to shop and pub. Two and a half miles to both Falmouth centre and Maenporth beach. Comfortable, well-equipped accommodation. Garden. Parking. Ideal for exploring coastal footpaths, the river Fal and National Trust gardens.

Holiday Cornwall Ltd has self-catering apartments and cottages that offer accommodation to suit all requirements. All of the properties are individually rated - 70% of them are 4 star but they vary between 3 to 5 star. From individual properties, to well appointed apartments virtually right on the beach. The majority of our properties have sea views and are within walking distance to a beach, a pub or restaurant, most with the use of an outdoor heated pool or indoor leisure complex and all weather tennis courts. Our accommodation is in the perfect position for eating out, relaxing, walking, messing about on the beach, fishing, hiring a boat or just watching the world go by. If you like being near the sea - it doesn’t get much better than this. But, after all, the holiday you choose is a self catering holiday, for you to do what you want, when you want, no strings attached, no meals to be back for, just peace of mind, that if something goes wrong, we are here to put it right and help you in every way possible. Visit our website for more information or call our office for the personal touch. Price ranges: From £160pw - £2780pw

The Boat House, Helford Passage Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LB 01326 250278 enquiries@holidaycornwall.co.uk www. www.holidaycornwall.co.uk

The lodge has been tastefully and sympathetically converted to offer cozy, friendly accommodation, centrally heated throughout. The lodge sleeps from 1 - 24 people in a range of five rooms. All beds are made up for your arrival, fully equipped kitchen and a comfy lounge with plenty of room to relax.

Price ranges: Yurt: £150 - £450 per week Opening times: All year, friday to friday.

Maenporth, Falmouth, TR11 5HL 01209 200757 / 07979 645 946 www.tregednafarmholidays.co.uk

Little Albion, Mylor, TR11 5SQ 01326 373607 www.cottageholidayscornwall.co.uk

Creekside Cottages

‘Visit England Quality Accredited Agency’ Set in enchanting and picturesque positions the majority of the cottages are by, or very close to, the water’s edge, also village and rural locations. All offer peaceful and comfortable accommodation perfect for the sailor, walker or bird watcher. Available throughout the year, with most cottages having open fires. Winter and Spring Breaks available. Dogs welcome. Cottages sleeping from 2 - 10 from Falmouth to Flushing, Restronguet, Mylor Bridge & Feock. Just come and relax. Tranquil cottages in picturesque idyllic locations perfect to explore the natural beauty of the Cornish coast, from the beautiful creeks, Cornish gardens, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, just perfect. Strangwith House, Restronguet, TR11 5ST 01326 375972 www.creeksidecottages.co.uk /creeksidecottages

Price ranges: £275 - £550 per week Budock Water, Falmouth, TR11 5XB 01720 422370 www.budockfalmouth.co.uk

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PLACES TO STAY Carwinion Cottage Holiday Let

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Driftwood Cottage

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King Harry Cottages

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers G9 Tregedna Farm Campsite

Overlooking the River Fal and historic King Harry Ferry, our two traditional cottages offer home from home comfort and a peaceful retreat with beautiful woodland and riverside walks right on the doorstep. Both cottages have attractive gardens with stunning river views and guests have free use of a boat and kayaks. Dogs welcome. Open all year including short winter breaks. Price ranges: From £395 per week.

Falmouth Lodge is a relaxed, friendly, affordable hostel … conveniently located 5mins walk from Marina, Town, Harbour and Station – also only 2mins from the beach and the sights - Maritime Museum, Castle etc. Star rating is not applicable but we do have FDHS Quality in Falmouth Approval . Price ranges: From £19 pppn complimentary breakfast thrown in. Opening times: Open all year round Reception open at 5pm

King Harry Ferry, Feock, Truro TR3 6QJ 01872 861917 www.falriver.co.uk/king_harry_cottages

9 Gyllyngvase Ter, TR11 4DL 01326 319996 www.falmouthbackpackers.co.uk

Pennance Mill Farm

Retanna Holiday Park

Silver Sands Holiday Park

Pennance Mill Farm nestled in the beautiful valley of Maeporth surrounded by the cornish countryside. Our three chalets and lodge sleep four to seven persons and are fully equipped.

Well situated before The Lizard on A394 between Falmouth & Helston. Camping/Touring pitches available with FREE electric hook ups, FREE hot showers in our modern facilities. 1 - 3 bedroom caravans available for hire. Quiet family Park - no bar - no noisy clubhouse, just a friendly welcome & wonderful children’s play area & indoor games room.

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing camping/ touring holiday break in our beautifully landscaped park. Spacious pitches are separated by trees/shrubs for privacy. 1km short woodland walk through the LIZARD Nature Reserve to award-winning sandy beaches of Kennack Sands. Dogs welcome. From Helston follow signs to Goonhilly Earth Station. At next crossroads turn right. Take next left to Gwendreath.

Driftwood Cottage is a privately owned 3-bedroom cottage (sleeps 5),situated within a peaceful holiday village on the outskirts of Falmouth close to local beaches.

Original Cornish cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking open fields on a National Trust footpath to the Helford River and Porth Saxon beach. Sleeps 4-6 in 3 double bedrooms (1 en suite). Kitchen with Aga and dining area, lounge with wood burner, bathroom. Sky TV, WiFi, ,washing machine, enclosed garden, seating area, barbecue, parking. Opening times: All year & for short breaks Price ranges: From £300- £850 Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, TR11 5JB 01326 250199 www.carwinioncottage.co.uk

Aspects Holidays

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, DVD, CD, Washing machine, electric heating, private patio. Accommodation: Downstairs double bedroom, cloakroom, open plan lounge / kitchen / diner. Upstairs twin or Superking bedroom, single bedroom & bathroom On site facilities: bar / restaurant, tennis courts, gym, Jacuzzi, splash pool, sauna. Price ranges: £295 - £840 per week Opening times: All Year Around 01326 375034, 07984 432664 www.holidaycottagefalmouth.co.uk

Tregedna campsite is located in a large gently sloping South facing field In the picturesque Maen valley, minutes from the beach and surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside - a quiet, safe environment. There is plenty of room for riding bikes, flying kites, ball games or just to find a quiet corner. We don’t allocate pitches we allow you to choose your own pitch. Price ranges: From £7.50per night per adult (April/May/June/Sept) to £8 (July/ August). £3.50 per child(3-13) per night Maenporth, Falmouth, TR11 5HL 01326 250529 www.tregednafarmholidays.co.uk

Visit England Quality Accredited Agency Aspects holidays provide a variety of holiday properties in Falmouth and throughout Cornwall. Properties range from stunning, newly built apartments overlooking the harbour, to cosy and contemporary cottages with beautiful gardens and patio areas. All of our Falmouth properties come with parking and the majority offer free WiFi. We have over 270 properties throughout Cornwall in other fantastic locations such as St Ives and are happy to offer short breaks and low occupancy discounts. Opening times: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

The sheltered campsite is situated amongst meadows hard standing pitched are available. Half a mile private paths lead to Maenporth beach.

Prices ranges: From £287 per week Hayle Business Park, Hayle, TR27 5JR 01736 754242 www.aspects-holidays.co.uk

Maenporth, Falmouth, TR11 5HJ 01326 317431 www.pennancemill.co.uk

Price ranges: Pitch Hire £16.50 - £22.50 pn inc 2 pers. Static caravan hire £185 £550 pw Edgcumbe, Helston, TR13 0EJ 01326 340643 www.retanna.co.uk

Kennack Sands, Helston, TR12 7LZ 01326290631 www.silversandsholidaypark.co.uk

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Festivals

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Food & Drink

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Walking

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Watersports

Blown away! An exciting mix of entertainment is promised in Falmouth from festivals to live music and sporting to charitable events, it’s a vibrant scene for foot stomping, toe tapping and belly filling. Food of love

Funky town

Foodies flock to Falmouth to sample its culinary delights. Chefs in Falmouth are putting the region on the map for offering culinary excellence to its visitors. Whether it’s a once in a lifetime fine dining experience or exceptional chefs cooking up hearty feasts, Falmouth is a foodie destination like no other.

Offering an eclectic repertoire of live music, theatre, productions and events such as concerts,shows and art exhibitions, every genre is satisfied within Falmouth’s quirky entertainment and party circuit.

Get festive Famed for its festivals, Falmouth stages a feast of exhilarating events such as the Spring Garden Festival, Fal River Festival, Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Fal River Walking Festival. Visitors travel from across the globe to join the celebrations and marvel at the magnificent fiesta feel.

Medieval joust at Pendennis Castle

Set sail From the Pendennis Cup to Henri Lloyd Falmouth week - a fleet of world-class water events will see all manner of boats and ships sailing by. Discover your own sea legs and learn to sail, or cruise the bay with a tall ship or fishing boat trip or up the ante and sign up for the thrill of a marine wildlife trip.

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“The thing I love about Falmouth is that there’s always something happening. It seems like every other week there’s a festival or some other event taking place.” Michael Sweeney Communications Manager, National Maritime Museum See page 21

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WHAT’S ON May 19th & 20th May

Mazda MX5 Rally Saturday 19th May - 4 scenic coastal drives. Sunday 20th at historic Pendennis Castle and exciting rally programme. Cornish fun, hospitality and much more.... www.mx5oc.co.uk”

Pendennis Castle 19th May

Olympic Torch Relay 1st day of the Olympic Torch Relay 2012 will see the Flame carried through Falmouth. Much more detail communicated nearer the time. www.falmouth. co.uk Falmouth Town

  12th May - 14th June

You are Here Trelissick Garden’s history reflected in art A Public Exhibition You are Here is an exhibition that brings together site-specific artifacts, created by level two students on the BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts course at University College Falmouth in collaboration with the National Trust. Trelissick Garden

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June 1st - 10th: THE TRURO & PENWITH COLLEGE FAL RIVER FESTIVAL: A ten day festival celebrating life on the river ... Thursday 31st

Monday 4th

2pm - 3pm

7pm (Doors)

Global Gardens

10.30am - 5pm

Finley Quaye

Falmouth Art Gallery

Events Square, Falmouth

Children’s Garden Party

2.15pm

Friday 1st

From Falmouth

12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Shallal Inclusive Community Dance Company

Scary Little Girls

10am

Sunday 3rd

‘Beer Fleet’ & Opening Ceremony Fal River & Falmouth Town

Saturday 2nd 10am - 4pm

Glass Blowing Demo 2 West Street, Penryn

Opening doors

Events Square, Falmouth 10am

11am

Opening Ceremony & Fiona Were Head chef of Greenbank Hotel

10.30am - 5pm

Children’s Garden Party

12pm

Squash Box Theatre 1pm

11am - 4pm

NMMC, Falmouth

Village Club, Flushing

2pm

Annie Sibert: My Fish Kitchen 3pm

Falmouth

3.45pm

Art Workshops

11am - 1pm

Flushing

Nordic Walk Workshop

2.45pm

11am - 4pm

Awesome Archaeology Weekend NMMC, Falmouth

Squash Box Theatre 1pm

Black Rock Jazz Band 2pm

Scott Woyka Furniture Workshop

2pm - 5pm

St. Mawes Jubilee Celebrations Around the Harbour, St. Mawes From 2pm

Art Trail

Quijada

10.30am - 5pm

Children’s Garden Party Trelissick Garden 11.30am, 2pm, 3,30pm

Douglas Dapper’s Prehistoric Frolic NMMC, Falmouth

Arty Williams: The Cove, Maenporth

2pm - 6pm

3pm

Gyllyngdune Gardens

Black Rock Jazz Band 3.45pm

Introduction of Fish Auction by Annie Sibert

Introduction of Fish Auction by Annie Sibert

4pm

4pm

From St Mawes

Fish Auction In aid of Fisherman’s Mission

Fish Auction In aid of Fisherman’s Mission

4pm

5pm: Close

5pm: Close

Scary Little Girls

10.45am until late

Village Club, Flushing

Music Quijada

1pm - 5pm

Trelissick Garden, Feock

Paul Ripley: Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar

12pm

Trelissick Garden

Art Exhibition

Events Square, Falmouth

11am

Trelissick Garden

Tuesday 5th

Penryn Rugby Club

10am - 7pm

Truro & Penwith College Music Showcase

Opening doors

Falmouth Boat Jumble

Awesome Archaeology

10.30am - 4pm

10am

10am - 4pm

BF Adventure’s Gyllyngdune Gardens Charity Abseil From 4.30pm

Fal Fish Festival, Events Square Monday 4th Sunday 3rd

Diamond Jubilee Garden Party

2.15pm

Scary Little Girls From Falmouth 6pm

Bring a poem and a bottle Town Quay, Truro

6.30pm

Pinocchio: CUBE Theatre

If not, then what? Exhibition talk with Mac Dunlop Jam Records, Falmouth

9.40pm

St. Mawes Quay

Film on the Fal: The Poseidon Adventure King Harry Ferry, Feock

Friday 8th 10am - 4pm

7.30pm

Flushing and Royals

8am

Clay Point, Flushing

Loe Beach 6.30pm - 8pm

Saturday 9th Around the Roseland Adventure Race

Join the Fal River Poets! Truro Library, Truro

Flushing

11am - 1pm

Nordic Walk Workshop Trelissick Garden 2pm - 3pm

‘Tropical Shakers’ Family Art Workshop Falmouth Art Gallery

2 pm - 3 pm

Film on the Fal: The Perfect Storm

‘Faraway fabric’ – family collage workshop

King Harry Ferry, Feock

Falmouth Art Gallery

Thursday 7th

2.45pm

9.40pm

10.30 & 2pm

Kite Making with Clare

2.15pm

Scary Little Girls From Falmouth 8.30pm

Scary Little Girls From St Mawes

3 choirs and a Ferry Trelissick and King Harry Ferry, Feock

Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

7pm for 7.30pm

Murder Mystery Dinner

Sunday 10th

11.30am, 2pm, 3,30pm

The Barn at Trelissick

Douglas Dapper’s Prehistoric Frolic

Fal River Walk

8pm - 11pm

NMMC, Falmouth 2pm - 3pm

9.30am Ponsharden, Penryn

Live Music on the Quay

6pm

Ferry Quay, Flushing

Smugglers, Tolverne

‘Planet Print!’ – Family Art Workshop

Closing Ceremony

7pm

A Father for my Son

Falmouth Art Gallery

Castle to Castle Swim Falmouth to St Mawes

5.30pm

Escorted River Paddle and Beach BBQ

Smugglers, Tolverne 2.45pm

Wednesday 6th 2pm - 3pm

John Dyer Talk Falmouth Art Gallery

Scary Little Girls From St Mawes

9.40pm

Film on the Fal: Lake Placid King Harry Ferry, Feock

June

June

July

3rd June

26th - 30th June

22nd July TBC

Castle to Castle Swim Join the swim between Pendennis Castle and St. Mawes Castle.

‘J’ Class Regatta This is the first time in history that more than 4 of these imposing yachts have raced together in a fleet.

RNLI Dragon Boat Challenge Probably one of the most spectacular water based festivals held in the Cornwall each year.

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4.00pm

The bay and coastline Hosted by RCYC the opening event in a series of regattas.

Harbour

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2nd to 5th June Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend With much more detail to follow. www.falmouth.co.uk

The Beacon

15th - 17th June

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival Featuring groups from all over the UK and abroad. Various locations around the town raising money for the RNLI and other charities. www.falmouth.co.uk

Custom House Quay, The Moor, Events Square and other locations. 17th June

Falmouth Triathlon Event An open water, short course event from Gyllyngvase Beach comprising of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. www.cornwall.gov.uk

Gyllyngvase Beach and Falmouth / surrounding areas.

June /

29th & 30th June Falmouth Folk Festival Full line up of acoustic folk music from 12.00p.m on both days. Events Square

22nd July

Mr. Punch’s 350th Birthday Party An International Family Festival of Puppetry

Gyllyngdune Garden 26th - 28th July

‘A pleasure promenade’ by theatre company Trifle Gatherings performed in the gardens

July 2nd - 7th July

Pendennis Cup The 3rd edition of the Pendennis Cup taking place during the Olympic year. 14 yachts confirmed to date. 4 day event programme and a full entertainment Programme. www.falmouth.co.uk

The bay

15th July

Sea Sunday An important date in the Civic calendar that recognises the Towns rich Maritime traditions and in particular the strong naval links. www.falmouthtowncouncil.com

Parade

Gyllyngdune Garden

August 10th August

Pink Wig Party/Day

If the whole town looks pink one Friday this year, don’t worry, you won’t be seeing things! It will be a ‘Paint the Town Pink’ day and a ‘Pink Wig Girls Night Out’ in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. www.pinkwigevent.org.uk www.falmouth.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON

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EVENTS AT PENDENIS CASTLE / Prices and more information on www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis Sun 16 Dec

Sat 2 - Sun 10 June,

Jubilee Royal Trail Especially for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, join us to seek out Kings and Queens from the past on the Trail around the site. Complete the challenge and a special prize awaits! 10am-5pm 10am - 4pm (sat)

Tue 31 July & Wed 1 August Tue 7 & Wed 8 Aug Tue 14 & Wed 15 Aug Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug

A Grand Medieval Joust Mon 4 - Fri 8 June Experience the Time Travellers pageantry of a go… Royal Medieval joust and See if you have enjoy the thrills what it takes to join and spills as you the ranks of roycheer on your alty in our special favourite knight. royal-themed Time There’s plenty of Travellers event. laughter with enEnjoy games and tertainment from crafts fit for a king our jester, plus or queen and meet Medieval games to some royal charplay and a knights’ acters of times training school for gone by. children. A full day 11am-5pm out with jousting, music, dance, Mon 23 - Fri 27 July falconry displays Time Travellers and much more to Go… Pirate be enjoyed by the Academy whole family. Arr me hearties! 11am-5pm Pirates, privateers and smugglers Wed 16 & Thu 17 Aug all be welcome The Importance to join our Time Of Being Ernest Traveller crew This summer, for some proper Miracle Theatre pirate fun an’ darin’ presents ‘The Imtales from days portance of Being gone by. Then join Earnest’ by Oscar our pirate school to Wilde. see if ye have what Prebook essential it takes to roam the at 01872 262 466 seven seas. Performance 11am-5pm

at 7.30pm

Sun 26 & Mon 27 Aug

An Explosion Of History! Are you ready for action? Witness spectacular displays as we take you on a journey through time with our explosive show for all the family. Our costumed performers demonstrate the magnificent canons and guns at the castle. 11am-5pm Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct

Time Travellers go… Ghosts & Ghouls Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore! 11am-4pm

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov

Festive Family Fun Weekend Immerse yourself in all things festive with our weekend of Christmas fun for all the family. For all those who have been good meet our very special guest in his grotto. Also, get hands-on with some cracking Christmas crafts, listen to wintry tales of times gone by and take part in our special trail. 10am-4pm

Nadelik: A Cornish Christmas Join us to celebrate Christmas the Cornish way, as we embrace all of the best traditions and trimmings from Christmas past with mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas lights, carol singers and fireside tales. The perfect way to get in the festive spirit for all the family.

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2013

Half Term Family Fun Trail Calling all junior investigators! Can you help us crack clues and solve a mystery to earn your prize? Join us this Half Term week for some outdoor fun around the grounds of this magnificent site. 10am-4pm

11am-4pm Fri 15 Feb 2013, Fri 22 Feb 2013, Fri 8 Mar 2013, Fri 15 Mar 2013,

Family Sleepovers Enjoy an exclusive overnight stay, especially for families. A unique and special experience for all the family in a magnificent setting. 7pm to 10am Prebook essential at 0870 333 1183

WHAT’S ON

www.falmouth.co.uk

11th - 19th August

attend; simply turn up on the day.

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

www.bbc.co.uk

August

Falmouth Oyster Festival

26-27th October

Falmouth Beer Festival More than 200 of the most mouthwatering real ales & ciders to delight in!

www.nmmc.co.uk

National Maritime Museum 15th September (TBC)

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week has grown into one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shoreside events.

Moonlight Memory Walk 5 mile sponsored walk for Ladies through Falmouth followed by a Candle lit ceremony on The Moor. Raising money for Children’s Hospice South West Precious Lives Appeal-

www.falmouth.co.uk www.camra.org.uk

Princess Pavilion 11th November

11TH TO 14TH OF OCTOBER

2nd Sept, from 11am Fri 29 Mar - Sun 14 Apr 2013,

Easter Family Fun Trail Can you crack our clues to complete this ‘egg-citing’ trail? Search for the clues around the grounds to be rewarded with a special Easter prize. 10am-5pm 10am -4pm (sat)

Gyllyngdune Tea Festival (ticketed event)

Gyllyngdune Garden 6th - 16th September

Falmouth Arts Festival Fantastic new arts event celebrating the creative spirit in Falmouth. Will include: Literary weekend, art installations, live music, comedy, dance, art and film afloat.

9th September

Bandstand Marathon A LOCOG recognised event as one of the largest national closing events of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with over the 500 events in bandstands across the UK.

cil.com

www.chsw.org.uk

Kimberley Park

Congregates on the Piazza Falmouth Moor

29th November (TBC)

www.bandstandmarathon.org.uk

Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens

www.falmouth.co.uk

13th September

Various

BBC Antiques Roadshow (Filming) The Antiques Roadshow is a free, public event and you do not need a ticket to

9th September

Battle of Britain Church service 10.30am King Charles the Martyr Church

Christmas Lights Switch On & Parade

October Oct 19th - Nov 4th

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival Sponsored by The Nare

This festival is returning for its second year! The festival celebrates the joys of autumn and encourages visitors and locals to put on their walking boots to discover and explore the area from the Roseland to Helford by foot. www.falriver.co.uk/ walkingfestival

Remembrance Parade Annual memorial service held for the veterans of the armed forces. www.falmouthtowncoun-

www.falmouthweek.co.uk

September

October

www.falmouth.co.uk

Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt. Each year, a cookery master-class from a celebrity chef, followed by a book signing opens the festival. Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, children’s shell painting, sea shanties, a town parade, and live music, an oyster shucking competition, a Falmouth Working Boat race and marquees brimming with Cornish produce; the festival is a must for all oyster, seafood and maritime heritage enthusiasts! www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk

Starting at Events Square and finishing on The Moor 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th, 20th Dec (TBC)

Christmas late night shopping www.falmouth.co.uk

Falmouth Town 7th to 16th Dec (TBC)

Falmouth Christmas Festival www.falmouth.co.uk

Events Square 8th December (TBC)

Christmas Fun Parade www.falmouth.co.uk

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Ferries Falmouth Park

Marine

Camping

Churches

Culture

Falmouth

Mountain Warehouse

Falmouth

Falmouth Town

Harbour Master

Walking camping and

Evangelical Church

Library

OTS Minibus

Vhf Channel 16 And

outdoor equipment

Killigrew Street

The Moor

& Coach hire

12, 01326 312285

37 - 38 Market Street

Falmouth, TR11

Falmouth, TR11 3QA

Falmouth, TR11 3AR

01326 211005 or

01326 314 901

01326 211 915

07717845652.

Corlink Service 01326 259 794

& Float 01326 319 417 St Mawes Ferry

01326 378 100

01872 861910 01326 270917

St Mawes

Travel Cornwall

Harbour Master

01726 861 108

Vhf Channel 12,

Laundrette

All Saints Church

Information centre

01326 270553

Bubbles

Dracaena Avenue

Prince of Wales Pier,

99 Killigrew Street,

Falmouth, TR11 2EN

Falmouth TR11 3DF

Truro

Falmouth TR11 3PU

01326 317474

0905 32 54 534

Harbour Master

01326 311291

Place Ferry 01872 861910

First Buses 0845 600 1420

Handy numbers...

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King Harry Western Greyhound

Vhf Channel 12,

01872 862 312

01637 871 871

01872

Trelawney Laundrette

St Budock Parish

The Poly

272130/224231

49, Trelawney Rd,

Church, TR11

Cinema, gallery, etc...

Falmouth, TR11 3LY

01326 376422

24 Church Street,

01326 374 241

Healthcare

Pharmacies

Taxis

Vehicles

Police, Fire,

Royal Cornwall

GP

Boots

Abacus

Alanco Motor

Ambulance,

Hospital

Out of hours service

Trescobeas Surgery

01326 212141

Services Ltd

Coastguard: 999

Accident and emer-

Urgent medical

Falmouth, TR11 2UN

gency department

treatment if you or a

01326 315579

Police

Trelliske, Truro TR1

member of your family

(Non emergency)

3LJ, 01872 250000

becomes ill.

Day Lewis

0870 242 1242

115 Killigrew Street,

Gary’s Cars

Falmouth, TR11 3PU

01326 212020

08452 777444 Falmouth Hospital National Gas

Minor injury unit only

Trescobeas Surgery

Emergency

Trescobeas road,

Trescobeas Road,

If you smell gas

falmouth, TR11 2JA ,

Falmouth, TR11 2UN

Hendra’s

0800 111 999

01326 434739

01326 315615

56 Lower Market St,

Recovery only Able Cabs

Goldmartin Garage

01326 373007

Mawnan Smith Falmouth, TR11 5EW

Traveline 0871 200 22 33

Century Taxis

Unit 3-4 Tregoniggie

01326 373357

01326 212000

Ind Est, Falmouth

0800 80 70 60

information service,

Falmouth, TR11 4QJ

Superdrug

Roseland Taxi’s

advice on nearest late

01326 212120

55 Market Street

01872 501001

TR11 4SN

Falmouth Town

01326 377997

Centre Shuttle Service

AA

Falmouth, TR11 3AT Checkers Taxi’s

24 Hour uk emergency

01326 212 127

breakdown

25 Kimberley Pk Rd,

Trevaylor Rd

Falmouth, TR11 2DA

Falmouth

St Mawes Pharmacy

01326 313344

TR11 2LH

12 Kings Road, St

A2B

0800 88 77 66

01326 210 090

Mawes, TR2 5DH

01326 378 262

0844 873 0087 From

Dental Helpline 01872 354 375

01326 270296 For a list of charitable & voluntary organisations please see: www.falmouth.co.uk

07772 302232

vicing, tyres and mot

Western Terrace,

NHS Emergency

07974 799773

Buses

Penryn, TR10 8BH

01326 318140

Flushing Ferry

Automotive repair, ser-

Health advice and

Health Centre

01326 250 770

01326 312360

Flood information

0845 46 47

Helford Ferry

Garage and Tyres

Westover Surgery

Falmouth Dental Centre

07522 446 659

Badgers Taxis

NHS Direct

opening pharmacies

Falmouth Water Taxi

Smugglers Ferry Xpress

01326 312074

Environment Agency

Dentists

01326 250394

01326 378 100

Trains National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

Misc Falmouth Energy Partnership & Community Alive Falmouth www.falmouthalive. co.uk Transition Falmouth www.transitionfal-

Falmouth Coastguard 01326 317575

Budock Water

Falmouth, TR11 3EG

01326 312677

Pets & Animals

King Charles

Rosemullion

Church Street,

Merlin Cinemas

Marine Surveyors and

Veterinary Practice

Falmouth,TR11 3DX

Phoenix

Consultants

66 Melvill Road

01326 319141

11 Berkeley Vale

www.rpearce.co.uk

Falmouth, TR11 4DD

01326 375500

01326 313991

Robin Curnow

Dog warden

17 Bell’s Hill, Mylor

Outboard

0300 1234 212

Bridge, TR11

Motor Specialist

Falmouth, TR11 3PL All Saints

01326 313072

C Of E Church

Education

01326 374 408

Sales and service of

Local radio

outboard motors and

BBC Radio Cornwall

Falmouth Methodist

Falmouth & Penryn

inflatable boats

95.2 Fm & 103.9 Fm

Church

Youth Form

www.robincurnow.co.uk

www.falmouthyouth

01326 373438

mouth.org.uk

01326 319461

the Martyr

R Pearce & Co

forum.org.uk

Killigrew Street Pirate FM

Falmouth, TR11

102.2-102.8 Fm

01326 211 549

Bosuns Locker Falmouth & Penryn

Chandlery, Calor Gas,

Heart FM

Youth Form

Upton Slip

105-107 Fm

www.falmouthyouth

Falmouth TR11 3DQ

forum.org.uk

01326 312212

(non-members)

mobiles

(Calls 31p per min, see p4 for full charges & T&Cs)

Floating Bridge

Enterprise Boats

Emergency

Fal River Visitor

Your notes ...

United Reformed Church Berkeley Vale

Source FM

Falmouth, TR11 3PA

96.1 FM

01326 319 953

University College Falmouth Woodlane, Falmouth TR11 4RH 01326 211077 Falmouth Marine School Cornwall College Killigrew Street, Falmouth, TR11 3QS 01326 310 310


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Your Town Council ... The Council was formed in 1974. It currently comprises sixteen elected Councillors (five represent the Arwenack Ward, four each the Penwerris and Boslowick Wards and three the Trescobeas Ward). Each of whom serve a four year term. Currently, the Council which is recognised as a Quality Town Council,

Art Gallery:

undertakes local services including:

Director; Interpretation Manager; Collections Manager; Shop Manager (job

Studying Art, Design, MeDiA, PerforMAnce & Writing at Falmouth is a unique experience through our blend of excellence in teaching, inspirational locations, national and international links and commitment to providing the very best spaces and facilities.

share); Assistant Curator; General Assistant (part-time). Planning (Consultee), Highways (Consultee), Licensing (Consultee), Burial Authority, Town Management, Shoppers Shuttle Bus, Shopmobility, Allot-

Contact details for Councillors, Officers, Council Contractors and other local

ments, Parks and Gardens, Skatepark, Falmouth Art Gallery, Highway Weeds

information can be obtained from the Council Offices, Municipal Buildings,

(Agency), Event Co-Ordination, The Moor Piazza, Maintenance of rights

The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 2RT and from the Council website.

of way, seats, shelters and signage, Community Grant Awards, Fairtrade Champion and Christmas lighting.

Office opening hours are:

Monday – Thursday

8.45a.m. to 5.15p.m

Friday

8.45a.m. to 4.45p.m

Current direct employees are: Municipal:

Telephone:

Town Clerk and RFO; Administration Officer and Mayor’ Secretary; Finance

Website:

www.falmouthtowncouncil.com

Officer; Sexton (burials); Administrative and Finance Assistant; Town Man-

Email:

Emily@falmouthtowncouncil.com

ager; Town Manager Assistant (part-time); Security/Cleaner (part-time).

Facebook:

Falmouth Town Council, UK

The Mayor ...

More online ...

www.falmouthtowncouncil.co.uk

www.falmouth.co.uk

The purpose of this guide is to provide a central source of information about Falmouth for residents and visitors alike, so that everyone can take advantage of all that our historic and dynamic town has to offer. This is an exciting time for our Town. We have just celebrated the 350th Anniversary of the granting of the Town’s Royal Charter to Falmouth by King Charles II. During the celebrations Falmouth was in contact with twelve other Falmouth’s around the world. The Oyster Festival in October has become a highlight in the annual calendar of events in both Cornwall and nationally. Our

01326 315559

Events & News Special Offers Accommodation Things to do Guides & Info Days Out Attractions

parks and gardens are always nominated in the Awards at Britain in Bloom and the four main beaches from the Castle to Maenporth are some of the cleanest in the county. The dredging in the channel will enable cruise ships of a larger tonnage to visit the Town and will also secure the future of the Docks. Should you require further information on local matters please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk or myself on 01326 315559 or the Town Manager on 01326 313553. We are here to help. Residents and visitors are welcome to visit the historic Council Chamber on the Moor. Access is usually available during Town Council office hours and an appointment is not always necessary. Councillor Geoffrey Evans CC

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