Falmouth is idyllically located on Cornwall’s southern coast – which means it is shielded from the harsh winds of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoys a mild climate. Palm trees grow next to crystal blue waters; charming villages and inlets dot the coast line; sandy coves welcome beach goers. Falmouth is also a major port and has served as a point of entry into the country for hundreds of years.
A mere 15-minute train ride from Falmouth is the thriving cultural atmosphere of Cornwall’s capital, Truro. The county’s only city, which until the mid-19th century meant a town with a cathedral, Truro boasts one of England’s finest examples in the Gothic Revival style.
If a wilder Cornish experience is desired, one need only travel a little further to the opposite side of the peninsula. Cornwall’s north coast is famous for its dramatic cliffs and crashing waves, world renowned surfing competitions, and the fabled birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle.