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Tours > England's West Country > Falmouth

Falmouth - Cornish Riviera

Falmouth harbour. Wikipedia photo

Situated on the estuary of the Fal, one of the world's finest natural harbors, Falmouth still prospers as a center of shipping. The busy streets and narrow alleyways are known as "Opes"; they retain the flavor of the town's long maritime history, also recalled in the Falmouth Maritime Museum. Nearby Pendennis Castle, the last Royalist stronghold in England to fall to Cromwell, is worth a visit, and many pleasure boats sail to places of interest.

At the head of Falmouth Harbor, Trelissick Gardens, 376 acres of woodland splendor in care of the National Trust, are world famous for their sub-tropical shrubs unique to the area. They are open from March to October.

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