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Falmouth (England)


Dec 16, 2021

Falmouth (Cornish: Aberfala) is a seaside town in south Cornwall. Famous for its beaches, it is home to the world’s third largest natural harbour. The four main beaches in Falmouth are Gyllyngvase, Castle, Swanpool, and Maenporth. It is also known for its castles, Pendennis and St.Mawes, both built by Henry VIII as he fortified the south of England.

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

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First Great Western trains run from all over the South of England to Truro, and CrossCountry trains will bring you there from Scotland, the North and Midlands.

At Truro station, make your way to the Falmouth branch line at platform 1 – the journey takes around 20 minutes and the trains run regularly. Falmouth has three stations:

  • 50.1504-5.0831 Penmere station – This station primarily serves the residential areas of Falmouth and is situated on the surprisingly named Penmere Hill.
  • 50.1484-5.06421 Falmouth Town station – This station is situated on Avenue Road, 5 minutes walk from the town (to the North-East) and 7 minutes walk from Gyllyngvase Beach (to the south).
  • 50.15041-5.055811 Falmouth Docks station – As the name suggests, this station is close to Falmouth’s economically important Dock, but is also the closest station to Pendennis Castle.

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