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The Greenbank’s Top Ten Things To Do in Falmouth


Falmouth is best known for its rich, sea-faring heritage. Located on the south coast of Cornwall, the town oozes charisma and creativity, with a true community feel throughout. With such a strong identity, it’s hard not to fall in love with the seaside town. Featured in The Sunday Times – Best Places to Live in the UK 2019 list, Falmouth is described as Britain’s answer to “the California/Barcelona city-by-the-sea lifestyle.” These are some of the hot spots and top attractions to tick off your travel list during your visit to fabulous Falmouth…


get lost in TREBAH GARDEN

Where: 20 minute drive from The Greenbank

Wander through the sub-tropical Cornish valley gardens at Trebah. With over four miles of footpath, the gardens are bursting with vivid colours and exotic flora. Absolutely stunning in the height of summer, Trebah Garden evolves with the seasons, making this a year round attraction. Meander through the colourful display of blooms and end up on Trebah’s secret beach, right on the Helford River.


return to tudor times at PENDENNIS CASTLE

Where: 15 minute drive from The Greenbank

Intrigued by history? Pendennis Castle is a must-see in Falmouth. Located on the dramatic headland at Pendennis Point, the grand castle has defended Cornwall since the Tudor times, and is one of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses. With so many stories to tell, take a tour of this historic landmark to discover the hidden secrets within the stone walls. Today, the castle can also be booked as a stunning wedding venue, as well as an immersive learning experience with various events running throughout the year for kids and adults alike!


uncover cornwall’s boating heritage at NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CORNWALL

Where: 20 minute walk from The Greenbank

Sea, sails and ships, explore the stories of the ocean at the National Maritime Museum on Falmouth’s Events Square. The museum plays host to treasured artifacts from all over the world, and brings an understanding of the sea to Cornwall. New exhibitions and boating relics are constantly being added and the museum preserves some of history’s most intriguing boating tales from far and wide.


breathe in some fresh cornish air on the SWANPOOL TO MAENPORTH COASTAL WALK

Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank Hotel

A coastal walk is a great way to take in all of the gorgeous ocean views Falmouth has to offer. One of the most popular coastal walks starts at Swanpool Beach and ends at Maenporth Beach. Take in breath-taking views from different vantage points along this 1.7 mile walk. Reward your mini-hike with an ice-cream on the beach or a hot chocolate in the winter. Delicious!


travel by boat with ST MAWES WATER TAXI

Where: on our private pontoons

Ditch the car and hop on board the St Mawes Water Taxi. Witness Falmouth from a new perspective whilst you jet around the bay, ending up in the picturesque village of St Mawes, recently voted by Which? as the best UK seaside resort.


catch some rays at GYLLYNGVASE BEACH

Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

One of Falmouth’s most loved beaches, Gylly is always bustling with activity. In the summer, pack your beach towel and sun-cream and get ready to soak up the Cornish rays. In winter, pull up a pew at Gylly Beach Cafe for a hot chocolate or coffee and some lovely coastal scenery. Out of peak season, Gyllyngvase beach welcomes doggies of all shapes and sizes to dig their paws in the sand. You can also spot Pendennis Castle in the distance.


shop til’ you drop in FALMOUTH TOWN

Where: 5 minute walk from The Greenbank Hotel

Falmouth town has an array of local shops, cafes and pubs to explore. Mosey on through the vibrant high street and browse the various shops, from local fudge to beautiful boutique clothing. Take the weight off and treat yourself to a Cornish cream tea in one of the many unique cafes and restaurants in Falmouth.


explore nature’s beauty at GLENDURGAN GARDEN

Where: 20 minute drive from The Greenbank

The National Trust valley gardens of Glendurgan are a place of natural beauty and tranquility all year round. Get lost in the grassy maze, wander down to the quaint village of Durgan by the riverside beach, and admire the striking plants, trees and flowers.


spot falmouth’s sea life with ORCA SEA SAFARIS

Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

For wildlife lovers, take to the seas to spot the creatures of the water. Leaving from Falmouth on the Seaquest of Falmouth, Orca Sea Safaris take in the spectacular sights of the Carrick Roads. Keep a close eye out for dolphins, groups of seals, basking sharks and even whales.


indulge in a cornish pasty with a view

Where: one of the many pasty shops dotted throughout Falmouth

Nothing is more iconic in Cornwall than the Cornish pasty. Falmouth has a number of local bakeries that serve this delicious delicacy. Take your pick from the classic steak, mouth-watering chicken, veggie or cheese and onion, to name just a few. A pasty always tastes better with a sea view. We suggest Pendennis Point as a beautiful location to tuck into your pasty. Proper job!

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