From Packet Ships to castles, discover the rich maritime history of this bustling port.
Falmouth has played a key role in the defence of the nation since Tudor times when Henry VIII built the twin castles of St Mawes and Pendennis to guard the entrance to one of the finest natural harbours in the world.
In 1660 the town was officially declared as Falmouth and for 200 years it flourished as the second busiest port in the British Empire.
In 1668 the Post Office established a service from Falmouth to foreign ports and colonies. By 1817 a total of forty Packet Ships were sailing from Falmouth to carry mail, passengers, supplies and payment for troops fighting abroad.
The foundation of Falmouth Docks in 1860 produced a focus for maritime related industries and gave a huge boost to the town and its economy.
Enjoy the best of the river by leaving your car behind and exploring on our award winning, sustainable transport network of ferries, buses and trains.
Enjoy the harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes, the tranquil waters of the Fal River and even the lush banks of the Helford River from the comfort of traditional and modern boats.
Walks along dramitic cliff-tops, visits to world-class attractions and days spent soaking up the sun on secluded beaches.You can have all this and more with great days out on and around the Fal River...
Whether your starting from Falmouth, St Mawes or Truro we've pulled together our favourite days out and day trips for you to enjoy.
Let your adventures begin with some of the best things to do in Cornwall.
Welcome to the Fal River, the home of Cornwall's best and most diverse performances, shows and events.Discover fantastic festivals, magical music and pitch-perfect performances...
There's always something happening and great fuin to be had around the Fal River. See what's going on and get involved.
From tide times to a list of useful services we're your one-stop shop for all your information needs.Find out everything you need...
We've brought together all the information you need to enjoy your time in Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland.
Enjoy this amazing part of the world from the water on your own private cruise.
We offer classic Cornish boat hire, river cruises and charters for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, parties and corporate days out.