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Our Favourite Falmouth Finds!

Glebe Hall Holiday Cottages are an easy 30 minute drive from Falmouth. Mawgan provides a peaceful rural retreat and base to explore the beaches of the Lizard whilst being able to travel into Falmouth easily.
It's not far to Falmouth

We have lots of guests stay with us who are family members of students studying at the University of Falmouth. Glebe Hall, Mawgan, and it's holiday cottages are an easy 30 minute drive from Falmouth and make the perfect rural escape to turn a visit or special occasion into a relaxing memorable holiday.

We often venture into Falmouth for day trips, a bit of shopping or an evening out so we thought we'd jot down a few of our favourite Falmouth finds so far, we're sure the students of Falmouth University would agree!

Pendennis Castle

A great day out! Situated on Pendennis point we parked up and walked through the imposing entrance of this coastal fortress of Henry VIII's. There's a Tudor Keep, grounds to walk around, a WW1 exhibition, restored Victorian and WW2 underground defences to explore, plus guard house and cells - brings history to life.


A South African themed restaurant with lovely staff, fantastic food and drinks, and fun decor. We ordered most of the nibbles, a different starter each, different main courses and dessert - it was all delicious!

Good Vibes Cafe

We first found this cafe on Instagram and the food looked so delicious we had to go and seek it out. We were not disappointed. Healthy ingredients, although there are lots of yummy cakes if you feel more like a treat, we had lunch but it's also the perfect coffee and cake stop. I'm sure it's equally as popular with students of the University of Falmouth and local families.

West African Stew at Good Vibes Cafe Falmouth. Peanut, Sweet potato, chickpea & peas. Popular with students of the University of Falmouth and locals.
West African Stew at Good Vibes Cafe

Maritime Museum

The current Titanic Stories exhibition is great. A fascinating topic and they've packed the exhibition with loads of interesting stories and objects. I particularly enjoyed the stories it told of local people. There was also a great pirate performance for kids when we were there, and of course loads of different boats to see.

At the Tidal Zone and Lookout Tower you can see under water and a Panorama of Falmouth respectively.

You pay once and can return as many times as you like all year, so if your back and forth to visit a student at the University of Falmouth, or just decide to holiday in Cornwall more, this is a great bonus!

The Chintz Bar

A quirky bar with board games and nik naks packed to the rafters. We had espresso martinis and margarita's. Fantastic furniture, we hid from a rainy early evening in there and it was so delightful we had to drag ourselves away! A popular one with the students of the University of Falmouth, although they were clearly studying when we visited on a Monday evening!

Oyster Festival

Even if you don't like oysters this is a great event. Lots of food trucks with yummy goodies, stalls with local produce, live cookings shows and music, all under cover...and OYSTERS! Galore! The perfect celebration of the start of the oyster season.

Park & Float

To avoid busy car parks, or just because it's a lovely way to travel, you can do Park & Float. We parked at their large car park at Penryn then hopped on a ferry over to Falmouth Harbour. Tide times dictate the running of the ferry but don't fear getting stranded, they provide a bus which we took back on our return journey. A great way to travel, loved seeing all the other boats on the river.

The view of boats passed on the river whilst taking the park and float from Penryn to Falmouth
Park & Float

Gyllyngvase Beach

One of four beaches in/around Falmouth. Beautiful and a great place for a stroll or to spend the day with the family. I always think the students of Falmouth University are so lucky to have this place to blow the cobwebs away come exam time.

Imagine being a student at University and having this on your doorstep! Falmouth's beautiful Gyllyngvase Beach
Gyllyngvase Beach


If you like running and your visit ties in with one of these races in Falmouth then it's a great way to see the town and achieve something fantastic at the same time. I've only done the 5 mile race (and loved it) but there is also a Half Marathon to tempt you!

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