Falmouth is the quintessential English seaside village. The smell of sea salt fills the air, fishing boats and sailing yachts bob in the harbour, brightly coloured two storey houses huddle together and the best fish and chips in the world are served in plastic trays and wrapped in paper. But this quaint Victorian coastal town has more surprises than you might expect than just its typical English charm. Home to a thriving University, there is a creative buzz and explore the narrow cobbled alleyways and you will discover all manner of art shops, handicraft stores and fashion boutiques. Venture out of town into the elegant countryside and you will find some of the regions highlights like the awe-inspiring fortress of Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. A fun day out for all the family is the lamp-lit Victorian village of Flambards where together with mock-up experiences of the London Blitz and a walk on the flight deck of the original British Concorde there is also rollercoaster rides to get the adrenaline pumping. And what better way to experience British heritage than staying in a traditional Falmouth holiday cottage.
When to go to Falmouth
The weather in the UK is unpredictable at the best of times so even in the height of summer, pack a raincoat and a couple of jumpers. Summers along the south-west coast however can be surprisingly warm and is pleasant part of the country to visit between May and October. It is the best strip of coast on the island however so expect big crowds in July and August. November and December can be quite mild and is a nice time of the year to explore the countryside. January and February is often bitterly cold and days can be ruined by biting winds.
Where to stay in Falmouth
England is known for its country gardens and quaint holiday cottages so what better way to experience the quintessential English lifestyle than renting private accommodation in Falmouth. Take a quick look on HouseTrip.com and you will find a beautiful selection of Falmouth holiday cottages to whet your appetite and in just six clicks your accommodation in Falmouth can be booked.