10 Reasons To Visit Falmouth July

When it comes to summer holidays in the UK, few destinations match those in Cornwall. The area's uniquely mild climate and magnificent landscapes ensure you'll enjoy fun-filled activities, whilst wonderful attractions will keep everyone entertained. Explore Falmouth and beyond with The Royal Duchy Hotel with our what's on guide to July...

1. Writing From The Garden Of Your Life

Potager Garden Falmouth | July 3rd

We all carry a wealth of stories inside us. Drawing on the leafy surroundings of Potager Garden, this one-day workshop will help you explore memories and experiences in new ways through a series of writing activities and prompts.

Potager has emerged from the bramble-choked wilderness of an abandoned plant nursery in Falmouth and is now a relaxing and beautiful haven to rest a while, learning, eating, meeting friends or just relaxing.

Join this inspirational day workshop to write and share together, it is suitable for anyone who is interested in either starting to write or in generating new material and ideas.  No experience required.

2. Food Jam 2019

Enys Gardens Penryn | July 6th

Celebrating the 5th year of Food Jam set in the historic grounds of Enys Gardens will feature delicious world foods and wild foods, local ales, ciders and wild cocktails.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Enys Garden, a natural garden with an air of history and mystique is well worth a visit for those seeking an inspiring afternoon out. Features include a New Zealand Flower Garden, ponds, orchard, woodlands and bluebell meadow in spring. Enjoy a packed schedule of activities across Food Jam with live music, demonstrations and talks from local Cornish producers from  Woodman's Wild Ale and Cornish Wild Food, to Bee Keeper Rodger Dewhurst and Falmouth's plastic-free store Un_rap.

3. Looe Lugger Regatta

Looe The Harbour & Bay | 5th – 7th July

From Falmouth take a day trip out to Looe to celebrate the 30th year of the Looe Lugger Regatta. This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, two-masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the historical port for the regatta. Boats will arrive in Looe during the week leading up to the event. Make a day of it and explore Looe, a town that prides itself on its fresh fish, enjoy award-winning fish and chips near the river or gourmet menus in smart restaurants overlooking the harbour, you won't be disappointed.

4. Mad About The Musicals

Princess Pavilions, Falmouth | 7th July

Blending the vintage with the modern, the Princess Pavilion's 600-capacity concert hall hosts entertainment and events for the whole community from weekly tea dances to festivals to star names in music and comedy

Taking you on a whistle-stop tour from the heart of London's theatreland to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals is back - celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!

With a host of your favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg, the talented cast of Mad About The Musicals evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals, stunning costumes and a spectacular light show, to bring you the very best show in town!

5. A World of My Own, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth | until 8th September

A World of My Own photography exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall features photographs and objects from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s personal collection and celebrates fifty years since his remarkable journey. 

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was considered the underdog by many in the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. So it was with surprise he became the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world. There were times it may have even surprised him as he struggled to raise the funds needed to take part, faced 80-foot waves, battled appendicitis, made repairs in shark-infested waters and losing radio contact for four months – a journey for the brave. Setting off from Falmouth in Suhaili the exhibition documents his exhilarating voyage and the emotional return to this town.

6. Falmouth Heritage Boat Tours

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Falmouth | 15th July

This summer the National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be offering Heritage Boat Tours on one of the museum’s most prized Cornish boats, Jonik.

The tour will take in Falmouth’s famous landmarks, the area’s breath-taking scenery and explore the towns fascinating maritime history. It is a first for Falmouth as tours have never before uncovered the town’s past in such depth and on such an intimate scale. With just eight passengers, plus two crew, the tours are an exclusive and unique experience aboard a true Cornish boating gem. The trip, which lasts an hour, starts and ends at the museum, and is led by a highly knowledgeable tour guide.

7. Stithians Agricultural Show

Stithians, Truro | 15th July

Celebrate Cornwall’s biggest one-day agricultural show held annually since the early 1800s on the Feast Day of St. Stythians Church, the nearest Monday following July 10th. The show situated just 20 minutes from Falmouth originally started as a competition between local parishioners to see who could grow the best vegetables, raise the finest cattle and breed the greatest horses. Today the purpose-built showground provides a full day out for the whole family.

8. Summer BBQ Tuesdays, on the Sun Terrace

The Royal Duchy Hotel | Each Tuesday from 23rd July - 27h August

Back by popular demand, enjoy a delicious 3-course BBQ feast on our Sun Terrace overlooking Falmouth Bay, whilst little ones can play in our Vintage Fair on the lawn. 

Join us from 5PM for a drink on the Sun Terrace with the BBQ commencing at 6PM. To book please call our reservations team on 01326 313042

9. Charlestown Regatta 

Charlestown | 27th July – 2nd Aug

Charlestown Regatta returns with a full programme of events for all the family - in celebration of one of the most iconic villages in the county. Take a day trip out to Charlestown from Falmouth and pop into our sister hotel Carlyon Bay Hotel to enjoy golf, outdoor swim or spa afternoon, or simply take in the spectacular view.

Regatta week is an annual tradition bringing together the local community and visitors alike to enjoy a variety of live music, competitions, pasty demonstrations, craft stalls, raft races, water sports and classic favourites such as the Children’s sports, Grand Carnival, flora dance procession and Regatta Rocks.  

Charlestown village, a UNESCO world heritage site, takes centre stage as the week’s proceeding wrap around the magnificent Georgian harbour. 

10. Bee Fayre

Enys Gardens Penryn | July 27th – 28th

Set in the grounds of historic Enys Gardens, fascinating short talks will be conducted by those in the know to help raise awareness of the plight of the bee. Learn how to be a beekeeper through demonstrations and workshops and make your very own straw skep hive, sample local honey and take away lots delicious items from stalls. 

You cannot beat Summer on the Cornish Coast, join us and explore Falmouth and beyond!...