Falmouth in a day

Take a stroll to Pendennis Castle. Entry costs £8.40 for adults (price correct as of 2nd April). If you time it right, you can get a tour of the Half-Moon Battery, which isn’t usually open to the general public, or the castle itself. When I went, there was a “free” tour of the Half-Moon Battery at 12:30pm and 2:30pm and tours of the keep at 10:45am and 3:45pm. (These times may vary if there are events being held at the castle.) As I went in the off-peak season, it just so happened that I was the only one on the grounds who wanted to go on (or knew about) the tour. Rather than cancelling and sending me on my way, Debbie took me on a fascinating guided tour of the facilities. You can learn about the armoury, Falmouth harbour and its defences throughout the years. The castle itself is also interesting, and the views from the grounds are absolutely stunning. A visit to the castle is a must, especially in good viewing conditions.


After visiting the castle, head to Gylly Beach Café. Snap up a table outside nestled among the dog-walkers and their panting four-legged friends and enjoy the stunning sea view. I highly recommend their food. I had the griddled banana bread; it was lush.

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