Cornwall is popular for its award-winning beaches as well as having been touted as the surfing haven of the United Kingdom. It comes as no surprise then that it is a famous holiday destination in the UK. Falmouth has the largest population in the county and boasts of its world renowned natural harbour. There are also a lot of excellent attractions in and near Falmouth aside from the beaches and beautiful harbour.
The Trebah Garden is a 25-acre subtropical garden that will make you feel immersed in Tolkiens Middle Earth. The lush ravine garden is the result of 160 years of hard work. It has its own natural spring at the top of the garden that drops into a Koi pond which then flows through the vibrant waterside flowers. This garden also houses yet another award-winning restaurant establishment called the Visitor Centre which also sells plants and souvenirs. The variety of plants that are available here makes it one of the eighty best gardens in the world. The wide array of convenient places to stay near the Trebah Garden includes the Budock Vean Hotel and local holiday cottages. Search for a Cornish holiday accommodation agency to help you find the perfect place for your vacation.
Another awesome attraction to try in Falmouth is the Falmouth Treasure Trail. These mysterious treasure trails are all over Cornwall, with about 61 different variations across the entire country. These trails are time proven ways to start exploring the town if you are suffering from decision paralysis from all the amazing places you can visit. The Falmouth Murder Mystery Treasure Trail covers around an hour and a half of adventure. The one and a half mile exploration begins at the Market Street in Falmouth.
Next, take a look at Cornwalls history at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall at the Discovery Quay. It has been the recipient of the Cornwall Tourism Awards, along with other prestigious awards. If you are interested about the Vikings, this is definitely the place to go as they showcase the highly acclaimed Viking Voyagers exhibition. You will get the chance to jump aboard a full-scale replica Viking ship and get up close to early Norse voyagers. There are also rare artefacts to found, such as magical wands and plunder from Viking raids. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is conveniently close the Tidemill House Apartment and the No 5 @ Port Pendennis.
You can also join Captain Keith and his crew as they discover the marine biodiversity in Falmouth through the exciting AK Wildlife Cruises. You will have the chance for a close encounter with eight species of whale and dolphins such as the huge fin whale and the small harbour porpoise. You will also have the once in a lifetime chance to see the gargantuan basking shark up close, which rivals only the whale shark in overall mass. Exploring the diverse marine wildlife in the wooded estuaries of the Fal and Helford rivers can make your journey to the south of Cornwall more memorable and exciting.