Visit Falmouth and explore its glorious harbour, beaches, art galleries, maritime heritage and more. Enjoy a boat trip on the Fal River, or try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing or snorkelling.
By train it’s a mere 20-minute hop from Truro, with no parking to worry about. An off-peak day return costs just £4.20. Buzzing with life, Falmouth holds an International Sea Shanty Festival each June, and a wide range of sailing events.
Founded in 1216, Penryn is an historic town with many fine granite buildings, mostly 17th century with Georgian fronts. Take a stroll and discover Penryn’s special character.
Visit mainland Britain’s most southerly city, with its impressive gothic cathedral and back streets full of independent shops to explore – all less than 15 minutes’ walk from the station.
Truro is on the mainline linking Cornwall with the rest of the country. It is also the starting point for the branch line to Falmouth, with an off-peak day return costing just £4.20.
Photos: Adam Gibbard and Visit Cornwall
Falmouth has four world class beaches which are great for families.
If lazing around on the beach isn’t your thing, how about trying your luck on the water with the many water sports on offer?
This mighty fortress, built by King Herny VIII was built between 1540 and 1545.
The castle is run by English Heritage and has regular events throughout the year, wonderful coastal views, tours and exhibitions. Pendennis Castle is a 1/2 mile walk from Falmouth Docks station.