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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":131,"Name":"Falmouth","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Falmouth holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve ever found yourself chatting to someone who\u0026rsquo;s visited Falmouth, we\u0026rsquo;re confident they\u0026rsquo;ll have raved about it. With the world\u0026rsquo;s third largest natural harbour and a connection to all things maritime reflected in its year-round programme of events, the Falmouth holiday has something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThose of you who read the Wind in the Willows stories when you were younger will remember the adventures of Ratty, Mole and Mr Toad, and Kenneth Grahame penned the stories as letters to his son while he was living in the town. For those sandy days, Falmouth\u0026rsquo;s home to four gorgeous beaches, and each one has something slightly different to tempt families. If your clan like to picnic at castles and discover stories of battle, Pendennis Castle remains one of the finest coastal fortresses in the UK, and it makes an exhilarating day out for the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFalmouth operates a unique Park and Float service to relieve congestion in the town centre, so those of you travelling to and from the outskirts of town can take a ten-minute ferry trip and receive discounts at many attractions as a reward! Several ferry trips operate from Falmouth harbour throughout the summer months, each with slightly different sights and journey times.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Falmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the best-loved places to visit in Falmouth is the National Maritime Museum. A great place to visit at the beginning of your holiday, this contemporary museum brings the story of the area\u0026rsquo;s relationship with the sea to life. You\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself face to face with boats from around the world, and you can often see how they\u0026rsquo;re made in the boat-making workshop. If you\u0026rsquo;ve visited before, you\u0026rsquo;ll know the museum hosts all kinds of exhibitions throughout the year, so there\u0026rsquo;s always something new to experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe mentioned Pendennis Castle, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those attractions the kids will love for the stories and mum and dad will love for the views. Owned by English Heritage, the castle was built by Henry VIII and it stands proudly, high on a rocky headland on the south side of the Fal estuary. Climb your way to the top of the castle and you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with gorgeous views out to sea and across Falmouth \u0026hellip;the perfect photo opportunity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA sub-tropical Paradise right in the heart of Cornwall, Trebah Garden is open all year round. Another firm favourite when it comes to places to visit in Falmouth, this beautiful valley garden is home to four miles of footpath, perfect for an amble at any time of year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Falmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf there\u0026rsquo;s one thing to do in Falmouth, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be taking to the water and experiencing the town from a whole new perspective. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a boat trip, a water taxi, a ferry or a sea safari to suit your every mood during your Falmouth holiday, so it\u0026rsquo;s just a question of choosing what you\u0026rsquo;d like to see. If you fancy learning the ropes yourself, the Falmouth School of Sailing offers a whole selection of sailing courses to get you started.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe love the fact that Falmouth\u0026rsquo;s always lively, but for those days that are all about escaping somewhere green for peace and quiet, head in the direction of Enys Gardens. You\u0026rsquo;ll be free to wander 30 acres of gardens and open meadow, and when spring rolls around and a carpet of bluebells appears, it\u0026rsquo;ll take your breath away.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s a holiday on the coast without at least one day on the sand? Swanpool beach is one of our favourites, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it on the outskirts of the town. Sand and shingle, this beach has plenty of parking, great food available from the outdoor caf\u0026eacute;, a crazy golf course, kayak hire and all kinds of other activities to keep the kids entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFalmouth restaurants \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s face it, you\u0026rsquo;re going to be in your element in Falmouth if you love seafood, and The Wheel House is a great place to start. This friendly restaurant has a loyal following, thanks to its passion for serving up mouth-watering fish and seafood. Expect a warm welcome, good food and a shabby chic d\u0026eacute;cor that puts you at ease.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there\u0026rsquo;s Oliver\u0026rsquo;s. This one serves up modern British seafood in a relaxing atmosphere, so it\u0026rsquo;s just right for that laidback meal during your holiday in Falmouth. The owners\u0026rsquo; enthusiasm for Cornish produce shines through the menu, so no matter which dish you go for you\u0026rsquo;ll experience the real taste of the region. You\u0026rsquo;ll find Oliver\u0026rsquo;s right on the High Street, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for that pit stop while you\u0026rsquo;re exploring the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow this next Falmouth restaurant\u0026rsquo;s a little unusual, but that makes us like it even more. The Waymarker has a fantastic reputation for its cream teas, so if you\u0026rsquo;re keen to sample a real cream tea during your time in Cornwall, it might be an idea to head to this yummy little eatery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"falmouth","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Falmouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tunnel Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTunnel Beach and Castle Beach connect into one long beach at low tide, and Tunnel Beach is sheltered by the sea wall - making it a good choice during beach holidays in Falmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis isn\u0026#39;t an ideal beach for young families as it\u0026#39;s pretty rocky, but if you\u0026#39;ve got older children who like exploring or you fancy a wander amongst the rock pools then it\u0026#39;s a pretty place to visit and it has that unspoilt beauty that sets Cornwall\u0026#39;s beaches apart from others.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTunnel Beach can be reached via a small tunnel from the promenade (hence its name), and as it all but vanished at high tide it\u0026rsquo;s not as popular as the others nearby. Also, you\u0026rsquo;ll need to walk to Castle Beach to use the toilet and cafe facilities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1483,"LocationLongitude":-5.05571,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/waves-in-sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/tunnel-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/waves-in-sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Swanpool Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSwanpool Beach is a stunning choice of beach in Falmouth, and it even sits within its own secluded cove. Don\u0026rsquo;t be fooled into thinking that out of the way means a quiet beach without much to do though, there\u0026rsquo;s always something going on at this one and it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice no matter what your interests. The beach is found just a short walk from Gyllyngvase Beach, and it\u0026rsquo;s a Blue Flag beach too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSwanpool Beach runs along the Cliff Road and is one of the larger Falmouth beaches, and the highlights you\u0026rsquo;ll find during summer include a cafe, a bouncy castle to entertain the children and surf hire outlets to help you enjoy the waves. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park close by on the other side of the main road.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSwanpool Nature Reserve backs the beach and its resident swans make it a popular spot for a stroll if you fancy working off all the ice cream. If you\u0026rsquo;re not quite ready to get surfing yet there are kayaks for hire at Swanpool so you can get out on the water and stay dry, and if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling competitive there\u0026rsquo;s a crazy golf course nearby too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1409,"LocationLongitude":-5.07671,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/lindsay/2014/05/GyllyngvaseBeachFalmouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/swanpool-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/lindsay/2014/05/GyllyngvaseBeachFalmouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Maenporth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMaenporth is a gorgeous sandy cove just two miles from the centre of Falmouth. It has views across Falmouth Bay (and Pendennis Castle) and it\u0026rsquo;s close to the many walks that head in the direction of the Helford River. Maenporth Beach is a favourite with families on Falmouth beach holidays, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for a day in the sun or enjoying the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach slopes gently, leading to shallow waters with plenty of rock pools to discover so this is a nice spot for those of you with small children. Look out for the ship wreck visible off the shore at low tide, and bear this choice of beach in mind if you enjoy water activities as there are plenty going on. Choose from kayaking, sailing or even SCUBA diving\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you don\u0026rsquo;t mind stretching your legs why not walk along the South West Coast Path to this ebach from the centre of town? It\u0026rsquo;ll take you around 50 minutes and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice way to enjoy the views as you make your way there. If you prefer to head straight for the beach there\u0026rsquo;s car parking just behind the beach and it\u0026rsquo;s a bargain during high season at just \u0026pound;3 per day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1253,"LocationLongitude":-5.09394,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/maenporth-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/maenporth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/maenporth-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Gyllyngvase Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with the biggest beach in Falmouth and Blue Flag holder, Gyllyngvase Beach. Yes you\u0026rsquo;d be forgiven for taking a couple of attempts to pronounce the name of this one but peculiar title aside it\u0026rsquo;s gorgeous. \u0026nbsp;This curving expanse of sand is a firm favourite with families enjoying beach holidays in Falmouth, as it has easy access and a seasonal dog ban.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a ten minute walk from the centre of Falmouth and the award-winning caf\u0026eacute; that overlooks it is a lovely spot to enjoy fresh seafood while you listen to the latest acoustic act serenading diners. Low tide at Gyllyngvase Beach reveals hundreds of rock pools teeming with shrimps and other creatures just waiting to be discovered by children. You may even find a lobster or two nearer the edge of the reef.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find a car park just one hundred yards from the sand, and this beach benefits from lifeguard cover during the summer. It\u0026rsquo;s possible to walk along the South West Coast Path from Gyllyngvase Beach to Swanpool Beach and Nature Reserve. This walk should take around fifteen minutes and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice way to see some of the surrounding coastline during a stay in Falmouth.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1445,"LocationLongitude":-5.06841,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/rock pools.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/gyllyngvase-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/rock pools.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Castle Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCastle Beach is the most northerly beach in the collection that surround Falmouth and it\u0026rsquo;s popular with snorkellors, divers and rock poolers. Castle Beach is a fairly small Falmouth Beach but on the plus side it\u0026rsquo;s easy walking distance from the town and it\u0026rsquo;s a scenic spot to while away a few hours as a family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOverlooked by the dramatic Pendennis Castle, the beach is a favourite with picnickers - how many opportunities will you get to enjoy lunch beneath a Tudor castle after all?! This shingle beach has plenty of nearby parking on the main road, a seasonal dog ban, toilet facilities and a cafe. Fancy stretching your legs? Start walking from the Pendennis Castle end of the sand and you\u0026rsquo;ll find the beach connects with Tunnel Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBear in mind that most of the beach will be covered when the tide comes in so check the times carefully. Access to the beach is fairly easy but there are several steps to reach it, so Gyllyngvase Beach may be the better choice for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.148,"LocationLongitude":-5.05658,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/castle-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trebah Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you were hoping to find a family attraction in Falmouth that enables you to enjoy the great Cornwall scenery that we all know and love, then Trebah Garden is just the one. The sub-tropical gardens enjoy a spectacular backdrop of coastal views and are home to exotic plants from all over the world, pretty ponds and even a private beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMore than four miles of footpath wind their way around this picturesque valley garden and there\u0026rsquo;s something new to see in every season. Spring is an exciting time in any garden, but this one comes into its own as the one hundred year old rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias begin to flower. The giant gunnera always impresses visitors during the summer, and autumn sees Hydrangea Valley send blue and white tufts across the peaceful Mallard Pond.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your visit inspires you to do more with your own garden you\u0026rsquo;ll find plants and flowers on sale so you can take a little something home to get you started. Those on dog friendly holidays will be pleased to learn that dogs are welcome, and the gardens are open all year, with free entry in January.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1067,"LocationLongitude":-5.12156,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/trebah-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Orca Sea Safaris","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOrca Sea Safaris provide two types of boat trip, the Coastal Explorer and the Bay Discovery and every trip out is different from the next. The skipper will entertain you with a friendly commentary to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing and to fill you in on fascinating local stories and facts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThose on the wildlife trips often spot sharks, dolphins and seals, and you\u0026rsquo;ll hear many a true story about smugglers and shipwrecks seen by Falmouth. All trips come with free admission to the Falmouth National Maritime Museum so you can round off your day with a visit and learn more about the town\u0026rsquo;s connection with the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGet right up close to the marine life that surrounds Falmouth on the Seaquest of Falmouth, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve never ridden on a RIB you\u0026rsquo;ll be starting on the largest one in England. If you\u0026rsquo;re holidaying as a group and want to enjoy a private tour you can arrange one in advance. The Coastal Explorer tour can be booked for one hour or two, and you\u0026rsquo;re likely to spot seals and bird life going about their business in the area close to Falmouth Bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1515,"LocationLongitude":-5.06158,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/102_2129.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/orca-sea-safaris","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/102_2129.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Cove Bar \u0026 Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou couldn\u0026rsquo;t really wish for a restaurant with better views or access to more fresh produce than The Cove Bar and Restaurant enjoys, and this family-friendly eatery is located right beside the frankly stunning Maenporth Beach. The restaurant not only offers unbeatable views right across Falmouth Bay but it also serves popular hot food that had visitors returning time and again.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re after a quiet place to relax in style after a hard day on the beach then this is one of Falmouth\u0026rsquo;s finest, and you can choose from a very sophisticated tapas on the terrace or something from the imaginative menu \u0026ndash; whichever you decide to try you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy fresh, local produce and great service.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCornwall is all about embracing the things in life you enjoy and keeping it simple, and in the true laidback style of the county The Cove\u0026rsquo;s staff are always happy to arrange something special for those with dietary needs if you give them notice before you arrive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1252,"LocationLongitude":-5.09455,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/the-cove-bar-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Penzance to Falmouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis 61 mile section of the South West Coast Path is a popular one for those looking to complete a week\u0026rsquo;s walking in Cornwall. The walk follows the most southerly point in Britain, and if you were hoping to tackle a section that the crowds often overlook then this is the one for you. The Lizard Peninsula is Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s forgotten corner, and that makes it even more fun to explore. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path navigates its way through rocky landscapes where the only sound is waves crashing far below, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass abandoned smugglers coves, windswept tin mines and some of the county\u0026rsquo;s rarest geology. It\u0026rsquo;s not all windswept uplands though, and if you complete the whole route you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the huge difference in the landscapes of the Lizard\u0026rsquo;s east and west sides.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe west side feels a world away from everything, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy a challenging walk of rugged terrain. It\u0026rsquo;s a different story on the east side though, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself passing through blooming gardens and wooded creeks as you head towards the Helford and Fal estuaries. The Penzance to Falmouth walk is a wildlife lover\u0026rsquo;s dream, as there\u0026rsquo;s the chance of spotting seals sunning themselves on the rocks, dolphins playing in the bays and even the odd basking shark along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a walk that veers away from the crowds and the well beaten track then the route between Penzance and Falmouth is perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1212,"LocationLongitude":-5.53108,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367503787.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/walking-penzance-to-falmouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367503787.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Phoenix Falmouth Cinema","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed on TripAdvisor as a \u0026ldquo;brilliant local cinema\u0026rdquo; Phoenix Falmouth Cinema is a popular choice with locals and visitors, and for good reason. Set in a beautiful historic building this independent multi-screen cinema pampers its patrons \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely one to visit during a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you ever fidgeted your way through a film and wished you\u0026rsquo;d waited until you could watch it at home in the comfort of an armchair? Well now you can enjoy the best of both worlds as someone very clever has furnished this cinema with armchairs, sofas and tables \u0026ndash; the simple ideas are always the best.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know what you\u0026rsquo;re thinking, what about snacks? Well not only are patrons welcome to take their food and drink in to the film with them but they can order at the cafe and have a waitress bring it in to them when it\u0026rsquo;s ready...now that\u0026rsquo;s service. In fact, many reviewers visit this cinema instead of their closest one because the experience is so enjoyable. There\u0026rsquo;s only one drawback to visiting this Falmouth cinema during a stay nearby, you\u0026rsquo;ll never feel the same about your local one again!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1541,"LocationLongitude":-5.07435,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/phoenix-falmouth-cinema","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The National Maritime Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is a great day out for all ages. In fact, it\u0026rsquo;s been long listed for a Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s got an open, airy feel to it that makes it a contemporary setting to learn and discover. Voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012 by the Cornwall Tourism Awards, the museum is a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from Falmouth\u0026rsquo;s infamous harbour (the world\u0026rsquo;s third largest don\u0026rsquo;t you know!) and it\u0026rsquo;s open daily.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum is located right on the waterfront, and its Out Look Tower has some of the best views for miles, so you can spend as much time as you like gazing out at the harbour beneath you and off to the horizon. The Search and Rescue exhibition will run until February 2014 and it enables visitors to step into the dangerous world of the maritime rescue services. Discover what it\u0026rsquo;s really like to be out at sea on a search, and just how terrifying it can be. The National Maritime Museum was designed with fun in mind, and its displays are engaging and interactive wherever possible to help make it a great experience for younger visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Small Boat Collection was created in Greenwich and represents boats from all over the world and it\u0026rsquo;s always one of the highlights of a visit. 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