Top 10 Hidden Gems Things to do in Falmouth, England

May 17, 2022 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Falmouth, United Kingdom including Mylor Boat Hire, Helford River Cruises, The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, Trebah Garden, Glendurgan Garden, Beerwolf Books Freehouse, Dolly's Tea Room & Wine Bar, Kernow Adventure Park, Penjerrick Garden, The Chintz Bar.
Restaurants in Falmouth

1. Mylor Boat Hire

Excellent
94%
Good
6%
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5.0 based on 50 reviews

Mylor Boat Hire

Hire one of our boats to explore riverside villages, hidden creeks, beautiful gardens, waterside pubs and stunning scenery. We have something for everyone, from family motor boats to traditional sailing boats. You will be fitted with your own lifejacket and given full instructions on boat handling. Our boats are available for hourly, daily or weekly hire.

2. Helford River Cruises

Excellent
92%
Good
7%
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5.0 based on 173 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.

3. The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary

Penty Noweth Farm, Trenoweth Lane Mabe Burnthouse, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 9JJ England +44 1326 373601 [email protected] http://www.flickafoundation.org.uk/
Excellent
91%
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8%
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5.0 based on 286 reviews

The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEW. The Flicka Foundation is a sanctuary for donkeys. 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 rustic gift cabin with some donkey merchandise (both help with charity funds), the rest of the centre is dedicated to our rescues enjoying being free, loved and cared for, they are the priority here, their happiness and as much free will as we can give them. 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 contented donkeys and ponies living in peace and tranquility please visit they would love to meet you - we would too!! ;-)

Reviewed By pamelab128 - Falmouth, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit to support the wonderful work of this amazing sanctuary, it has a new parking area, a super cafe serving reasonable priced snacks, a small gift shop, friendly caring volunteer staff and of course the gorgeous donkeys who are the lucky ones to be given a loving home for life. It’s free to enter but all donations are welcome and needed to help care for the donkeys.

4. Trebah Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ England +44 1326 252200 [email protected] http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk/
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,453 reviews

Trebah Garden

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

Reviewed By Pennpenn2

We were disappointed with The Lost Gardens of Heligan and thought Trebah might be similar. How wrong we were. The informal sub tropical gardens are an absolute delight with spectacular planting, beautiful lakes, all year round interest and winding routes taking visitors in various directions including to a private beach on the beautiful Helford estuary. There is something new to see in every part of the garden. The cafe, gift shop and garden shop were all of good quality. We will definitely visit again in a different season.

5. Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ England +44 1326 252020 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-glendurgangarden
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 992 reviews

Glendurgan Garden

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.'

Reviewed By X5851ALchrism - Winchester, United Kingdom

Great fun 1/2 day trip with the kiddies, maze and sandwiches by the gunnera Pond for the kids and a walk all the way down to Durgan village for a little explore by the sea. When you make it back up top stop at the boat seat for the obligatory photo and then hattie’s veggie lasagne or crab and asparagus tart are your richly earned reward.

6. Beerwolf Books Freehouse

3 Bells Court, Falmouth TR11 3AZ England +44 1326 618474 http://www.beerwolfbooks.com
Excellent
66%
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28%
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Beerwolf Books Freehouse

Reviewed By lorrainem1957 - Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom

Excellent place what a find great atmosphere and books to buy as well as a great range of beers I had a Camden Town brewery stout located up a small alleyway off the high street up a narrow staircase which opens out into a pub with a place to buy books. Books reasonable priced definitely visit again

7. Dolly's Tea Room & Wine Bar

21 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG England +44 1326 218400 http://dollysbar.co.uk/
Excellent
79%
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Dolly's Tea Room & Wine Bar

Reviewed By hedgeh2014 - Southampton, United Kingdom

This place is fantastic! The decor is very reminiscent of the Victorian era, with plenty of artwork on the walls. Plus, they have two beautiful dogs who are very eager for attention and petting. The menu is diverse with savory and sweet options including the ubiquitous cream tea. They also have a MASSIVE selection of Gin, enough to satisfy even the most choosy of persons. The scones are fantastic, freshly baked, served with thick clotted cream and jam. Some of the best I have ever eaten! The selection of teas is also large, with breakfast blends, all the way up to speciality blend such as Lapsang Suchong. All in all, an amazing place that I would heartily recommend and go back to!

8. Kernow Adventure Park

Excellent
76%
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12%
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8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Kernow Adventure Park

Kernow Adventure Park is Cornwall’s hidden outdoor activity centre, for family days out and thrill-seekers, with an Aquapark, 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.

9. Penjerrick Garden

Budock Water Penjerrick House, Falmouth TR11 5ED England http://penjerrickgarden.co.uk/
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Penjerrick Garden

Reviewed By houseofthrashion - Falmouth, United Kingdom

I visited the gardens with my two children on a hot summer's day and walked there from Falmouth. The gardens are indeed subtropical, we loved exploring and trying to work out where the paths were. We were amazed by the natural beauty and the many different areas on offer including a damselfly pond, bridge adjoining the two gardens and the amazing size of the tree ferns. We loved the sculptures and the many seating options which were needed for rest! We walked around for ages but still couldn't find the maze so we will definitely return. The only complaint I have is we couldn't find the honesty box, we posted our entrance fee in the letter box, whoops, sorry!!

10. The Chintz Bar

High Street The Dentist Surgery, Old Brewery Yard, Falmouth TR11 2BY England +44 1326 617550 [email protected] http://www.thechintzbar.com
Excellent
80%
Good
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

The Chintz Bar

Far down the rabbit hole in the heart of Falmouth lies The Chintz Bar, a bar like no other. Vivid pattern wallpaper, walls of mirrors, secret rooms and gaudy vintage furniture evoke the bright and abstract fantasy created by Lewis Carrol's 'Alice In Wonderland.' Specialising in wines, cheese and charcuterie The Chintz Bar is the best place to relax, put your feet up and watch the mayhem unfold..

Reviewed By torbayaotearoa - Torquay, United Kingdom

At first floor level with rustic terrace off and further seating in courtyard below. Amazing eclectic decor with great beers to boot. A 6.3% guest ale today. Order on your phone app or friendly and helpful barman if you are challenged or a Luddite. So pleased you have managed to open while others in town have remained closed due to the covid19 palaver.

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