So, why Cornwall?
The Lonely Planet has just pronounced England to be the second-best tourist destination in the entire world and (we may be biased) we believe Cornwall is the jewel in the English crown.
Cornwall is a stunning backdrop for the likes of walking, sailing and a whole host of watersports. And thanks to Cornwall’s seriously long history, the landscape is flecked with historic sites from throughout the centuries.
We're sure that we can all agree Cornwall sets the bar for UK holiday destinations. From long stretches of sand to jaw-dropping scenery, this coastal county makes a fabulous retreat for anyone looking to escape the city scene. You’ll quickly realise that you don’t have to fly around the world to seek adventures as there’s plenty to discover much closer to home. With woodlands, castles, and beaches for days, Cornwall is the ultimate staycation – with or without the kids.
Falmouth in particular is one of the most inspiring and uplifting places in Cornwall and The Royal Duchy Hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore. As well as its chilled, cosmopolitan vibe, Falmouth has a unique maritime heritage and boasts a range of world-class watersports to enjoy on its miles of golden beaches and crystal waters.
Up for exploring? You’ll discover a wealth of stunning coastline, charming gardens and towns, and historic and cultural sites in and around Falmouth. Whether you’re interested in National Trust destinations such as Penrose, St Michael’s Mount and Glendurgan Gardens or if you’d like to have a go at surfing or visit Newquay Zoo - we are perfectly positioned for you to explore the local area.
You can find out more about things to do here.
There are also all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in the Falmouth area. Have a look at our diary of local events in the area to help you plan your stay.