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.
The Fal River is Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination.
This beautiful river runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching from Truro to Falmouth and encompassing the unspoilt beauty of the Roseland Peninsula.
Come and visit the Fal River, Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. We love it here and we know you will too.
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Whether you’re coming for a short-break, week away or family holiday you're spoilt for choice.
Walks along dramatic 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 you're 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 fun 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 are 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.