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#1 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Gardens
This magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine garden features a rich collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs.
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#2 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Owner description: Falmouth Lifeboat Station is one of a number of stations around the coast designated as an 'Explore Station'. This means that... more » Owner description: Falmouth Lifeboat Station is one of a number of stations around the coast designated as an 'Explore Station'. This means that the station is open to visitors for most of the year, subject always to operational requirements. A team of volunteers provide free guided tours of the station's B class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat and Severn class all-weather lifeboat. There is no need to book, just go into the lifeboat shop attached to the station. Group visits can be booked in advance. « less
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#3 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Specialty Museums
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#4 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Castles
Owner description: 450 years of history can be experienced from Henry VIII's coastal stronghold to a secret Second World War base. A Discovery... more » Owner description: 450 years of history can be experienced from Henry VIII's coastal stronghold to a secret Second World War base. A Discovery Centre packed with hands-on activities allows visitors to really get to grips with history plus the restored defences complete with their sounds and smells show what life was really like. The drama of Pendennis at War is recalled in the Barrack Block displays and museum, including the famous ‘Butterworth Cartoons’. A day out worth talking about whatever the weather. « less
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#5 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Art Museums
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#6 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: Phoenix is an award winning independently operated multi-screen cinema on the east coast of Cornwall in the historic town of... more » Owner description: Phoenix is an award winning independently operated multi-screen cinema on the east coast of Cornwall in the historic town of Falmouth. It is housed within a beautiful Nineteenth Century former "Drill Hall" building.Phoenix contains five cinema screens playing mainstream, classic and art-house releases with three auditoria offering luxury seating with armchairs, sofas, side tables and full waiter service. The two main larger auditoria provide traditional theatre-style cinema seating with stadium layouts and full digital sound and picture.The cinema, as you'd expect, also has a long contemporary confectionery and popcorn counter, but it also houses a stylish bar and restaurant on the first floor with chef-prepared meals, light cinema-snacks or freshly ground coffee and pots of tea.Phoenix Film Hire, part of the complex next door, offers thousands of DVD rental titles.In 2009, the year that Phoenix opened, it won the prestigious UK Independent Cinema Of The Year award.Phoenix is part of the Merlin Cinemas group « less
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#7 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant... more » Owner description: Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant rhubarb plants in the jungle-like lower valley and spiky arid plants basking in the sunny upper slopes. Wander through the garden down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.Find a boat-seat, gigantic tulip-trees and ponds teeming with wildlife. Learn about the Fox family who created this 'small peace [sic] of heaven on earth.' « less
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#8 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Gardens
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#9 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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#10 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Owner description: Set in the stunning setting of a dormant quarry Kernow wake park is trying to increase participation in wakeboarding in... more » Owner description: Set in the stunning setting of a dormant quarry Kernow wake park is trying to increase participation in wakeboarding in Cornwall. Promoting the physical and psychological benefits of wakeboarding and associated sports to the Cornish people. « less
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Enys Gardens (Penryn)
#11 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
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#12 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#14 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: A Whistle-stop Visit… The aquarium is located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth teeming with colourful... more » Owner description: A Whistle-stop Visit… The aquarium is located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth teeming with colourful marine life including lionfish, clownfish, frogfish, moray eels, seahorses, garden eels, shrimp, starfish and pipefish --- The first floor -- emphasising the history on our doorstep – including a tank replicating a pier and what lives below it. This area currently displays tanks with sea bass, mullet as well as a 5ft adult sea porpoise skeleton as one of the feature exhibits, along with a large crawfish, large than you've ever seen! -- The second floor focuses on marine education and conservation issues around the world, complete with a life sized loggerhead turtle - demonstrating their grandness yet vulnerability around the world - as well as fossils, bones, artefacts and multimedia. We have two real shark jaws displayed, along with a loggerhead turtle skull. Make sure to watch the movie about unsustainable fishing around the world, and read on the walls about the history of the ocean through different prehistoric periods. ---- The third floor ---- is an open space ideal for classes, training, workshops, films and lectures. This is where you will find the Ocean Today multimedia exhibit, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.Ocean Today enhances museumgoers' understanding of the ocean realm through an enticing multi-media experience that illustrates both the ocean's influence on them and their influence upon the ocean. This enhanced understanding is called "ocean literacy."You will also see the exhibit of 30 x-ray photographs, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, includes large mammals to small fish - portraying the beauty of fish and demonstrating why marine conservation is so important. « less
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Penryn Museum (Penryn)
#15 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Museums
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#16 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Bowling Alleys
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#17 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Welcome to Raze the Roof Indoor Activities in Cornwall. Soft Play, Laser Tag and Many More Activities at Their Best. Here is... more » Owner description: Welcome to Raze the Roof Indoor Activities in Cornwall. Soft Play, Laser Tag and Many More Activities at Their Best. Here is something for the whole family. Our indoor play area in Cornwall offers soft play for children, laser tag and other kids activities perfect for birthday parties or just for fun days out.The adults can enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee and their favourite magazines in our comfortable cafe with our fantastic fresh food and drink menu for the whole family complete with complementary Wi-Fi. « less
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#18 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Outdoor activity centre and charity, BF Adventure offers a wide range of exciting and inspiring outdoor activities like... more » Owner description: Outdoor activity centre and charity, BF Adventure offers a wide range of exciting and inspiring outdoor activities like Archery, Abseiling, Climbing, Bush craft, Canoeing and a Zip wire plus a wide range of team building and problem solving games at it’s beautiful activity centre near Penryn & Falmouth. The 60 acres site including 3 water-filled quarries is the ideal environment to try something new, challenge yourself and have a great time.During School Holidays and we run our very popular multi-activity days for children aged 7 to 12yrs and families/friends can sample our RAW adventure sessions - Rock, Archery & Water sports or join a Coasteer session around Pendennis PointWe also offer tailor-made programmes for companies, schools and private groups such as birthday parties, stag and hen parties, youth groups, clubs, families and friends. Upon request we can arrange catering, transport, accommodation and photography as well as a meeting room. All programmes are also available as residentials with the option to book evening activities, camp fire, night photography and story telling. « less
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#19 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Golf Courses
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Potager Garden (Constantine)
#20 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Gardens
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#21 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Aberfal Outdoor Pursuits is a family run company based near Falmouth in Cornwall, We offer you the chance to take part in... more » Owner description: Aberfal Outdoor Pursuits is a family run company based near Falmouth in Cornwall, We offer you the chance to take part in outdoor activity sessions in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.You could Peer into the depths of the Helford River though clear blue waters and spy on some of Cornwall’s amazing wildlife on our Kayaking tours, Or come and test your arrow shooting skills against your friends, family and work colleges with an Archery lesson.You could even get yourself prepared for an First Aid emergency and get your First Aider Certificate with Aberfal Outdoor Pursuits. « less
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Owner description: Falmouth theatre group is a well established local amateur group designed to appeal to all adult age groups.We have been... more » Owner description: Falmouth theatre group is a well established local amateur group designed to appeal to all adult age groups.We have been performing for over 80 years and still continue to perform three different shows a year in the local area. « less
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