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Falmouth, UK

Recommendations for this port from cruise ship. Mawes Ferry? Main Street? Thanks for any recommendations, arriving mid-May. Thank you.

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What sort of things are you looking for?

Go for a walk around the town. There's details of tthge town trail here. There is a Maritime Museum as well as an Art Gallery.

Don't miss Pendennis Castle, one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Catch the ferry to St Mawes and visit St Mawes Castle which along with Pendennis Castle, helped guard teh estuary

A bit further away are Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan Gardens They are virtually next door to each other. Either get a taxi or use either 35 or 63 bus from Falmouth.

Posted by
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I was just in Falmouth in March and loved it. It's really a lovely town with a lot to do.

I would recommend Pendennis Castle, as wasleys mentioned. If you're there, you could also walk along Gyllyngvase Beach, which is really lovely coastline (and from there, you can walk the path up to Pendennis) or walk down to the harbor, which has some great places to eat and drink. That is where the Maritime Museum is, too. And Mawes Ferry is another option.

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It's been a while but I would recommend both the St. Mawes ferry and Main Street. St. Mawes is a lovely place. In good weather, the ferry is a good day out.

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Regarding Trebah Gardens this you tube video is just in about them- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9om1mvdnG9w

According to one current ranking they are rated as 8th in the world as a Botanical Garden, making it England’s best garden.

They even have a private beach, Also as regards history that beach was used to embark 7.500 US troops for D-Day- https://www.trebahgarden.co.uk/blog/garden/trebah-remembers-80th-anniversary-of-d-day

I know the OP has already been to Cornwall. This note is added for the general interest of anyone else reading this thread in the future.