Photo of  Falmouth

Another photo of historic Famouth

Photo of  Falmouth

Another photo of historic Famouth

Things to do

Falmouth – the third deepest natural harbour in the world – is a buzzing maritime town, boating paradise and an ideal base for many lovely walks and day trips. There’s a huge choice of interesting and fun things to do here – whether you’re after relaxation, exhilaration or a historical and cultural fix. Here's a selection to whet your appetite:

National Maritime Museum Cornwall: approximately 5 minutes’ walk from Rosemullion, explore a fantastic selection of temporary and permanent exhibits, an underwater observation gallery and panoramic 360° views of Falmouth from viewing tower.

Gyllyngvase Beach: just a couple of minutes’ walk away, this Blue Flag beach is great for swimming and sunbathing.

Swanpool Beach: stretch your legs and walk the pretty 15-20 minute route around the South West Coast Path to the beautiful Swanpool Beach.

Pendennis Castle: discover the wartime secrets of Cornwall’s greatest fortress, which is 450 years old, and walk around the beautiful Pendennis Point.

Boat trips: take a scenic trip to St Mawes, up the River Fal to Truro (perhaps stopping for a cream tea at Smugglers Cottage) or explore the stunning Helford River.

Princess Pavilion: just a few minute’s easy walk from Rosemullion, here you can take in national music, comedy and theatre tours, free summer evening and Sunday afternoon band concerts in the bandstand gardens and local Cornish choirs.

Falmouth town centre: browse a great selection of independent shops, delis, boutiques, and an award-winning book shop, around 10-15 minutes’ walk from Rosemullion.

The Poly: this independent art-house cinema and gallery with a great programme is about 15 minutes’ walk away.

Sailing: there are numerous opportunities to sail within the shelter of Carrick Roads or offshore in Falmouth Bay. Falmouth has two marinas, as well as the Falmouth Watersports Centre (approximately 2 minutes' drive or 10 minutes' walk away), where you can either learn to sail or launch your dingy, inflatable or small yacht for a nominal sum. Additionally the Mylor Yacht Club, an official training centre for 2012 Olympics, has great facilities and is only a short drive away.

Fishing: numerous charter boats operate from Custom House Quay (about 10 minutes' walk from Rosemullion) to take you deep sea or wreck fishing. Fresh water enthusiasts will also find well-stocked lakes nearby. For more info about all types of fishing in Falmouth and Cornwall click here.

Watersports: From Falmouth's large sheltered harbour and clear waters beyond, Cornish Diving organise a range of diving trips and PADI dive training in the area. You can hire sea kayaks at Swanpool beach, try your hand at gig rowing – or even Dragon Boat racing! All types of boats can be hired in the area.

Golf: there are many golf courses in West Cornwall including Falmouth Golf Course (open all year), which has a par 71 course and golf range with stunning views across Falmouth Bay. Rosemullion is a member of Golf Play and Stay and Out to Play Golf and can provide our guests with '2 for 1' green fees discount vouchers on many golf courses in Cornwall (including Falmouth Golf Course).

Gardens: Fox Rosehill and Gyllyngdune gardens are just a minute’s walk from the hotel, or Trebah (named as one of the top 80 gardens in the world) and Glendurgan (with its great maze) are just a short drive away. Alternatively, a boat trip up the Fal to Trelissick is a superb day out. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project (the "seventh wonder of the world") are around one hour's drive away.