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Attractions Around Falmouth

Falmouth is one of the foremost holiday destinations in the UK making it the ideal base for your holiday in Cornwall, whatever your interests. The area offers everything from superb, clean beaches to watersports, cliff walking and a bustling town centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants. Here are just a few of the many local attractions which we hope will help you to make the most out of your holiday in Falmouth.

Maritime Museum www.nmmc.co.uk
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth is located on the harbour waterfront just a 10 minute walk from the Lugo Rock. It is the centrepiece of an international leisure / tourism complex, which wraps around a new waterside piazza holding up to 4,000 people, created for concerts, exhibitions and major events and includes restaurants, shops and cafes. Opened in 2002, the National Maritime Museum building has been custom-designed to bring to life the stories of boats, maritime themes and Cornwall's heritage, with an array galleries, shops and restaurants.
   
The South West Coast Path www.swcp.org.uk
The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven Point near Poole Dorset. The path includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The path is unique because it is based on a working footpath which was in use until comparatively modern times. Coastguards used to patrol the whole coast of the South West Peninsula on foot, every day, in the course of their duties. It was the essence of their job that the coastguards had literally to be able to see into every cove and inlet on the coast. This meant that their well-beaten path, usually with stone stiles, had to hug the cliff top, so providing the splendidly scenic coastal views we get today.
   
Pendennis Castle Falmouth www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis
Constructed between 1540 and 1545, Pendennis Castle and its sister St Mawes Castle form the Cornish end of the chain of coastal castles built by Henry VIII to counter a threat from France and Spain. Thereafter Pendennis was frequently adapted to face new enemies over 400 years, right through until World War II. There are a wide range of attractions at the castle including an interactive exhibition and cafe. The views are also absolutely stunning.
   
Princess Pavilion www.princesspavilion.co.uk
Located just a few minutes walk from the Lugo Rock, the Princess Pavilion is Falmouth's entertainment centre featuring top names and top shows. The Pavilion provides a year round programme of music for all musical tastes plus drama, variety and festivals. There is a cafe and a fully licensed bar together a lovely, traditional bandstand.
   
Gyllyngdune Gardens www.tempusleisure.org.uk
Again, located just a few minutes walk from the Lugo Rock, Gyllyngdune Gardens features many exotic and sub-tropical plants from as far afield as China and Australasia. From 1688 to 1852, Packet Ships sailed from Falmouth carrying mail and goods to the Mediterranean and the Americas. Many plants were brought back, and they thrived in the regions subtropical climate. These world wide voyages led to the creation of many unique gardens, including Gyllyngdune, a garden with a history rich in people, places and plants.
   
Ships & Castles Leisure Pool www.shipsandcastles.co.uk
One of Falmouth's premier attractions, the Leisure Pool at Ships & Castles provides daily fun for all the family throughout the year with lots of exciting features including a wave machine which brings the thrill of the ocean in-doors and a river ride which sweeps you along at an exciting speed. The 70 metre flume is the longest in the region and is a surefire hit with children and adults. There is also a gym with the latest in hi-tech cycles, treadmills and steppers, plus rowing machines and strength equipment for a complete workout.
   
Tate Gallery St Ives www.tate.org.uk/stives
The small, picturesque town of St Ives has attracted painters for over a century including JMW Turner among many others. Many artists are associated with St Ives and West Cornwall, with its rich history and its vivid artistic life. Thus it is very appropriate that we have a branch of the world renowned Tate Gallery located here.
   
Flambards Helston www.flambards.co.uk
The Flambards Theme Park Experience is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall. Not only does the Theme Park host the best thrill rides in Cornwall, but also the Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz indoor tourist attractions. Flambards is also very proud of its beautiful garden setting and has won many awards over the years for trees, shrubs and flowers.
   
Seal Sanctuary Gweek www.visitsealife.com/gweek
The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters. Visitors can choose to adopt a seal and sponsor it on its road to eventual recovery and release back to the wild.
   
St Michaels Mount Penzance www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Explore the amazing island world of St Michael's Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. You can walk the causeway at low water or enjoy a short motor boat trip when the tide is in. Climb the ancient, cobbled path to the inspiring medieval castle, gaze down at the beautiful gardens and enjoy magnificent views across the bay to Penzance.
   
Royal Cornwall Museum Truro www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk
Cornwall's oldest and most prestigious museum, famed for its internationally important collections. See a myriad of minerals, view an unwrapped mummy and discover Cornwall's unique culture. There is a collection of Newlyn School paintings in the Fine and Decorative Arts gallery. The museum also presents an exciting range of changing exhibitions throughout the year together with an extensive educational programme for all the family.
   
Lands End www.landsend-landmark.co.uk
Lands End is one of the world's best loved landmarks. It's a place of almost mystical beauty where the might of the Atlantic meets the towering cliffs of Cornwall - a place where nature is still one of the big attractions. Discover a myriad of wild flowers, soaring seabirds or even seals coming out to play. There are also a wide range of other attractions including the Dr Who exhibition and the Lands End Shopping Village.
   
Dairy Land Farm World www.dairylandfarmworld.com
DairyLand Farm World is an all weather attraction providing family entertainment for all ages rain or shine. There are a wide range of facilities including Animal Ark, Pat a Pet, Bottle feeding and Pony rides - Make some wonderful new friends! Stroke, feed cuddle and ride, a great hands on experience. The overall philosophy is to encourage visitors to the farm and promote a better understanding between town and country.
   

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