Discover Falmouth –the gem in the heart of Cornwall

Falmouth is one of the most inspiring and uplifting places in Cornwall. This thriving harbour town is set on one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and at the gateway to the lovely River Fal, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is a paradise for walkers. There is a lively, creative energy about Falmouth, which is reflected in the work of local artists, film makers and live bands. 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.

The Royal Duchy Hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore Falmouth and the surrounding area, with stunning scenery, amazing gardens, unspoilt beaches and fascinating history. These are just some of the great places to visit that are within easy reach of the Royal Duchy Hotel:

Discover the picturesque town of St Ives, which has inspired artists for generations and is now home to Cornwall’s own Tate Gallery; the world famous landmark and scenery of Land’s End; the crystal clear waters of the beautiful, unspoilt bay at Sennen Cove; Marazion, with its lovely views across to the spell-binding St Michael’s Mount; the rugged coastline of The Lizard, including the distinctive thatched cottages at Coverack; the lovely county town of Truro, with its characterful shops, restaurants and historic cathedral;  the spectacular cliff-top setting of the Minack Theatre; the award-winning historical attraction at Geevor Tin Mine; the classic Cornish fishing village of Mousehole;  the sub-tropical paradise of Trebah Garden; and the delightful, unspoilt estuary of the Helford River, which stretches from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port at Gweek, and includes the famous Frenchman’s Creek.