The 10 Best Things to Do in Falmouth, United Kingdom (UK)

October 12, 2017 Toi Mattera

Discover the best top things to do in Falmouth, United Kingdom (UK) including Trebah Garden, The Flicka Foundation - Horse and Donkey Sanctuary, Maenporth to Swanpool Path Walk, Helford River Cruises, St Mawes Ferry, St. Just in Roseland Church, Potager Garden, Koru Kayaking, St. Mawes Castle, Kernow Adventure Park.
Restaurants in Falmouth

1. Trebah Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England +44 1326 252200
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Trebah Garden

This magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine garden features a rich collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs.

Reviewed By angelinaaaaa - London, United Kingdom

We had the most glorious day at Trebah.
Starting at the main entrance building, Wendy welcomed us and was friendly, informative and cheerful. The Gardens are just stunning, so much to see and explore, every turn reveals something new, it really felt like an adventure.
We loved the unusual plants, tall bamboo, giant ferns, incredible beach views, it was just magical.
The Robins are very friendly too, I felt bad that I didn't have any seed for them as they were very brave came very close in the hope for some food but I didn't have any to hand.
I will definitely be back one day soon.

2. The Flicka Foundation - Horse and Donkey Sanctuary

Penty Noweth Farm, Trenoweth Lane | Mabe Burnthouse, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 9JJ, England +44 1326 373601
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5 based on 152 reviews

The Flicka Foundation - Horse and Donkey Sanctuary

The Flicka Foundation is a sanctuary for donkeys and horses. We are not an attraction, but a working sanctuary that spends seven days a week rescuing and rehabilitating donkeys from cruelty neglect and abandonment. We welcome visitors through our gates free of charge to see our work and meet our big family. We have a tea room serving delicious light snacks and home made cakes and a small gift cabin, the rest of the centre is dedicated to our rescues enjoying being free,loved and cared for. If you are looking for lots to do and see Flicka is not the place for you - if you love animals and want to see alot of happy donkeys and ponies living in peace and tranquility please visit they would love to meet you - we would too!! ;-)

Reviewed By Ruth H - Redruth, Conwall

Not very well sign posted, and parking awkward, but so much to see and partake in, such as grooming.
So many lucky and happy donkeys to pet and watch, near and far.
Food and donkey goods to buy to help raise funds. Well laid out with shelter so you can enjoy you visit no matter what the weather

3. Maenporth to Swanpool Path Walk

Maenporth Beach Car Park, Maenporth, Falmouth TR11 5HN, England +44 1392 383560
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Maenporth to Swanpool Path Walk

With its sandy shoreline, clear shallow water and a treasure trove of rock pools, the beach at Maenporth is brilliant place for a picnic - but so is Swanpool beach, for all the same reasons, and it has the added advantage of a nature reserve behind with an abundance of wildlife. This short 1.7 mile stroll on the South West Coast Path links the two beaches: walk back the same way, or catch the bus.

Reviewed By Wendy119186363 - Reading, United Kingdom

The walk is sandwiched between the two Beaches (you can of course go further in both directions). Maenporth beach has the better sand. We enjoyed picking blackberries along the way and they were excellent in a crumble - very sweet! Very peaceful and quiet.
As a couple of others have mentioned there is some dog dirt which is a real shame and rather inexcusable..

4. Helford River Cruises

Budock Vean Lane | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG, England
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5 based on 42 reviews

Helford River Cruises

One and half cruise along the Helford River and creeks including Daphne du Maurier's inspiration Frenchman's Creek.Launching from the Budock Vean Hotel foreshore, after a lovely stroll through award winning Gardens. Comfy seats, the Hannah Molly seats up to 12 people. Private Charters are available. Cruises daily, times will vary due to tides. Please contact us for cruise times.

Reviewed By Dale E - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This was very enjoyable trip around the Helford estuary and very informative. It's always fun looking at the coastline from a different perspective. We were lucky that we were able to join this direct from the Budock Vean hotel. Very handy...Thanks for your lovely comments! Yes really handy and a lovely stroll down through the Budock Vean Gardens too. Hope to see you again soon!

5. St Mawes Ferry

St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5AG, England +44 1326 741194
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

St Mawes Ferry

The St Mawes Ferry connects the charming fishing village of St Mawes with the bustling port of Falmouth. The ferry provides an all year round service to over 162,000 visitors and commuters a year and is an absolute must for anyone visiting Cornwall. Passing the impressive Castles of St Mawes and Pendennis, the ferry route takes you on a magical journey across the Carrick Roads.

Reviewed By Colin A - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A nice 25 minute ferry ride to St Mawes from Falmouth cost £10 each return and on a lovely day it was a wonderful way to take in the harbour. The vessel, the Queen of Falmouth, is a beautifully maintained timber boat. punctual and friendly crew including the 5 month old springer spaniel who seems to be the first mate :-). Highly recommended.

6. St. Just in Roseland Church

St Just in Roseland TR2 5JD, England +44 1326 270248
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5 based on 151 reviews

St. Just in Roseland Church

Described as one of the prettiest in England, this church sits proudly on the water’s edge amongst sub-tropical trees and shrubs.

Reviewed By Peter D - Christchurch, United Kingdom

We'd planned to visit for years by boat but never got the tides right. We're glad we didn't as, even though it looks beautiful from the water, it's even better from the Gardens. We aren't religious but there's definitely something special about this place. We both had lumps in our throats and tears in our eyes, it was so lovely.
Clive the gardener has worked single handed for 18+ years and what a great job he's done.
Don't miss this place. It's wonderful.

7. Potager Garden

High Cross, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5RF, England +44 1326 341258
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Potager Garden

Potager Garden and Cafe - we're open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10am to 5pm.

Reviewed By Fanny L - Singapore, Singapore

Two glasshouses were converted into garden dinning, the place is all natural, unpretentious and bring one back to basic, when you walk through a charming garden path, to enter the dinning area. A great place to slow down, to relax and to chitchat. We had their Potager Breakfast, which is a substantial meal with chilli beans, pouch egg, toast, roasted potatoes, mushroom and chutney, all for only £8.25, which is great value. However the Juicy of the day that cost £4 is an up-sell, although full of fresh fruits and vegetable, it is pricey. The almond & elderflower cake (£3.50per piece) is good and oh, they only have hand pressed coffee, which is not too bad.

8. Koru Kayaking

Alder Cottage, St Agnes TR5 0PL, England
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5 based on 163 reviews

Koru Kayaking

Reviewed By Rambler_essex - Essex, United Kingdom

We went out kayaking out of St Agnes. The trip was for my daughter 13 and myself.
Tom the guide, knows his stuff and his very knowledgeable about the wild life, the area and the sea. Made you feel very comfortable on the waves and safe that he was there. It was an amazing experience and I will back next year to try the river.

9. St. Mawes Castle

St Mawes TR2 5DE, England +44 1326 270526
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4.5 based on 489 reviews

St. Mawes Castle

This round stone artillery fortress was built for Henry the Eighth in 1542, using a cloverleaf plan with a four-storied round tower. Take the free audio tour to discover life at the castle during the Civil War and explore the castle and grounds with its stunning views out to sea. Child friendly and dog friendly.

Reviewed By Anthony R - Wilmington, Delaware

St. Mawes is a beautifully preserved architectural relic with stunning views of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. Visitors are free to roam nearly the entire castle and its grounds, and there is no set path, so wandering is encouraged. There are not many informational signs, but plenty of literature is available in the well-stocked gift shop.

10. Kernow Adventure Park

Kessel Quarry, Halvasso, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 9BZ, England
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5 based on 43 reviews

Kernow Adventure Park

Kernow Adventure Park is Cornwall’s hidden outdoor activity centre, for family days out and thrill-seekers, with an Aqua Park, open water swimming, wakeboarding and paddleboarding all set on a secret, tranquil, crystal-clear lake sunk into the earth. With a glass-fronted clubhouse, cafe, bar and its own Beaches, this idyllic quarry is a little oasis, a safe playground and a social sanctuary cocooned within nature. What started out as a wake park for our friends has been transformed into an adventure centre for the whole family. Adventure is calling – be adventurous together.

Reviewed By Robert S - Truro, United Kingdom

Teenagers (and me) on the wakeboarding, and youngsters on the obstacles - amazing fun for all the family. Will be even better in 2018 as they are investing more in the coffee and food offering (so I was told), which will make it an even...MoreGreat to hear your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again this summer for more fun days out!

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