"Falmouth" Falmouth by Ash59
Falmouth Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 52 photos
Falmouth has the third largest harbour in the world, after Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Quite a reputation for a small town in the "off the beaten path" County of Cornwall. The harbour, which dates from the 18th century, handles 100,000 tonnes of cargo a year, as well as playing host to over 10,000 cruise liner passengers. There is mooring for upto 850 boats which, if laid end to end, would make a floating bridge 5km long.
I have been to Falmouth before and wandered its narrow streets and peered into its quaint shops but never took any pictures then so I have none to show you, this time round.
The reason that we visited this time was to have a quick look at the newly built National Maritime Museum. Quick look? Thats a laugh, we spent 5 hours there! Take a look at my must see information to find out more about this place.
- Cons:Very busy in the summer
- In a nutshell:Quaint, Cornish town aspiring to be something
As you wander around town, you may spot this tower, high up on the hill, overlooking the area. This octagonal tower was... more travel advice
The museum also has a viewing tower. I took the picture of Falmouth Harbour from the top of it but there is something... more travel advice
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