Things to see and do - Falmouth
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The Cornwall peninsula: from Falmouth to St Michae :
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The Cornwall peninsula: from Falmouth to St Michae
The Cornwall peninsula: from Falmouth to St MichaeBy car, 49 km, 1 day
In Falmouth you will find Cornwall's biggest fortress: Pendennis Castle, which rises up on the headland of the peninsula at the entrance to the bay. The most spectacular way to take from here is the road going to the most westerly point of the coast. After passing alongside Glendurgan Garden, famous for its maze, you will be astonished to find that England has its own "Mont Saint-Michel" (St Michael's Mount), with a silhouette very similar to the French site!Customise this route and add it to My travel book
The sea front runs for over 1 km from Greenbank Quay to Prince of Wales Quay. The 18C houses and warehouses overlook the river.
This attractive garden with a number of subtropical trees and shrubs leads down to the hamlet of Durgan, on the River Helford. It possesses an interesting bay-tree maze and a beribboned Maypole.
This small island, inhabited since the 4C BC, bears the same name as its better known counterpart in Normandy, to which it was affiliated from the 12C to the 15C. According to legend the archangel Michael was sighted on the rock, making the island a place of pilgrimage from the late 5C. The monastery was transformed into a stronghold from the 15C, before it became a family residence when it was bought by John St Aubyn in 1647. The castle features a hybrid of 14C-19C styles. The village at its feet is a hive of activity in the busy summer season.