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Falmouth Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 119 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.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:Very busy in the summer
  • In a nutshell:Quaint, Cornish town aspiring to be something
  • Last visit to Falmouth: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 10, 2005 at 6:48 AM

    Great info on the maritime museum - very impressed with the picture of the tidal window, I tried (and failed) to get one

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    Feb 24, 2005 at 4:09 AM

    Looks like I'll have to add the museum to my list of "must see"s.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2003 at 2:54 AM

    Good info on the The National Maritime Museum !! Great front pic as well :-) Thanks !


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