Saturday, 9 June 2012

Falmouth




Falmouth is a picturesque and very beautiful holiday resort. The winding streets and holiday atmosphere with its pleasant natural harbour and sandy beaches nearby certainly make this one of the premier Cornish places to stay and visit.







Pendennis Castle has stood over Falmouth for some 450 years. This castle was part of the fortifications set up by Henry VIII. In the English Civil War in 1646 the castle came under siege and held out for 6 months before surrendering to the Parlementarians. The veiws from the castle are magnificent. Old gun placements can also be seen and there is a walkway around the castle.


Falmouth still continues to have a busy harbour and boats and ferries can be taken across the estuary. Yachts are also chartered from here. Fishing also still takes place and Falmouth has a large dry dock which handles tankers and other vessels.



 There are some good beaches to be found in Falmouth. The town is a great all rounder and popular with families. Plenty of things to do and see and with an excellent array of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Considering the town was established by the Killigrew family who were pirates and smugglers, it has certainly developed into a thriving and bustling community, effectively engaging tourism, whilst continuing to support its traditional industries.

For photographs of Falmouth click here 

 


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