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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Fal River in 2014

From 13 January

Planning your get-away for 2014? Here's why we think you should look no further than Fal River Cornwall.

1. Falmouth Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014

The world-famous tall ships are returning to Falmouth in 2014. Last seen in Falmouth in 2008, the ships gather from around the globe for one of the biggest gatherings in the world. At the Tall Ships Regatta, ferries will be on hand to take you to the docks to visit the vessels for tours. There will be plenty of vantage points around the bay to see the start of the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta from as they set off on their voyage to Royal Greenwich.

Dates: 28th August - 31st August 2014

Find out more: Falmouth Tall Ships

2. Fal River Festival

Back for its 9th year, the Fal River Festival celebrates life on the Fal River. The festival runs for 10 days and showcases everything that makes the river an inspriation for so many people. You'll find art, music, drama, sport, food, walks, history, culture, water activities and much more - all linked by a love of the river. The festival offers something for people of all ages and we hope that you will explore, discover and celebrate in its magic with us.

Dates: 23rd May - 1st June 2014

Find out more: Fal River Festival

3. Award Winning Accommodation

The Fal River area has the highest density of award winning accommodation in Cornwall and a break in any of these places will be a truly memorable experience. There's a real focus on quality and service; and the experienced owners put your enjoyment above everything else.These award-winners are fully deserving of their accolades and it's with great pleasure we recommend them to you.

Find out more: Award Winning Accommodation

4. Fal River Links

Spend a car free day out in Cornwall and enjoy a more relaxed way to explore the beautiful river with Fal River Links. Fal River Links is a network of ferries, trains and buses that mean you can leave the car at home and appreciate the area from an entirely different perspective. Pick up a Fal Mussel Card Visitor to make the most of your travel on this network - the card allows you unlimited hop on, hop off travel on all these services. Let your adventures begin...

Find out more: Fal River Links / Fal Mussel Card

5. Fal River Autumn Festival

The Fal River Autumn Festival - encompassing the very best of what the Fal River has to offer at this beautiful time of year. There will be walks that encounter historical points of interest, meander along coast paths, pass through areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites. We'll celebrate seasonal food and drink and you'll need to be ready for lots of spooky goings-on!

Dates:17th October - 2nd November 2014

Find out more: Fal River Autumn Festival

6. Beautiful Beaches

From lush sandy beaches such as Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Goran to secret spots such as Little & Great Molunan and Porthbeor, the Fal River has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Cornish coast. Most beaches are family friendly and lifeguarded in the summer months and are perfect for rock pooling, sunbathing, or surfing.

Find out more: Fal River Beaches

7. The Fal River Attraction Pass

The Fal River Attraction Pass gives you unlimited and discounted entry to the award-winning gardens, castles and attractions around the river. With the pass you can choose from a variety of options for families and children as well as a 1 day card, 2 day, 3 day and a mega 6 day card.

Find out more: Fal River Attraction Pass

8. Foodie Heaven

Award winning restaurants, the only tea growin in the UK, a riverside brewery... All this and a dazzling array of some of the country's finest produce means you've just arrived in a foodie heaven. Cornwall is the proud home of many artisan producers specialising in coffee roasting, meat curing and baked goods. Of course no trip to the county is complete without tucking into a traditional Cornish pasty and around the Fal River you'll find the best homemade suppliers of the delicious pastry treat.

Find out more: Foodie Heaven

9. Glorious Gardens

The Fal River and surrounding area is home to some of the finest and most magical gardens in the UK. These sub-tropical slices of gardening paradise have everything from mazes and ancient woodland to lost gardens and coastal backdrops. Cornwall's gardens are often regarded as being some of the finest in the world due to the variation, colour and scenery that are prevalent in all of them.

Find out more: Glorious Gardens

10. Stunning Scenery

Fal River has some of the most diverse scenery and views in the world, from riverside sub-tropical gardens to ruggid Cornish cliffs. We love getting out and about and exploring every magical view we can. But we need your help, using the hashtag #FalRiver tweet/post your favourite views and scenery in Fal River Cornwall.

Find out more: Stunning Scenery