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Falmouth Oyster Festival 2018

We regularly come to Falmouth in October and the weather is normally fine. This year was stormy at times and the marquee on Events Square, used for a lot of the events at the annual Oyster Festival, had to be closed on Friday due to the high winds. That was disappointing, but the weather on […]

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Enjoying the best ever pasty on Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

The Perfect Pasty

The Best Pasty in The World? I hadn’t actually realised that there was an outside seating area behind the Pier Cafe on Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth. It was a pleasant surprise. The sun was out and it was very warm. Carol, Milou, and I sat and enjoyed the view whilst listening to the resident busker playing classical tunes. This leather-trousered troubadour is like a wallflower: he […]

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The Falmouth Son 
By Mark Ballett

The Falmouth Son

A new book has just launched that features Falmouth and The Captain’s House. The magic and beauty of Falmouth and its coastline are interwoven into this story of mystery, identity and love. The Falmouth Son is written by my husband, Mark Ballett, and is his first novel. It tells the story of one man’s search […]

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Falmouth working boats race as Classics during Falmouth Week

Top 10 things to do in Falmouth in 2018

Falmouth is famously an ‘event driven town’. It is not only the beautiful countryside and coastal scenery, the sea and boats, and the glorious summer weather that attracts people to Falmouth: it is also the incredible programme of events that take place throughout the year. Here is our highly personal selection from what is on […]

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View of Falmouth docks from Trefusis Point

Ships and the seashore

A circuit walk from Flushing to Mylor. Gazing out from the upstairs window of the Captain’s House you can see Trefusis Point and this pretty headland surrounded by sea. It’s just a short walk down to the Prince of Wales pier, hop on to the Flushing ferry, and a great walk around this headland to […]

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Sailing for Oysters

In the distance as we looked up the Fal Estuary on a sunny October morning we thought we could see a fleet of traditional yachts enjoying a race. But then looked closer – they weren’t going round buoys and they certainly weren’t going very fast – it was of course the unique to Falmouth traditional […]

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HMS Ganges in Falmouth in 1886

Arthur Ransome weekend

This weekend we have been visiting Shotley, nestling conveniently on a promontory between Harwich and Felixstowe. What does that have to do with Falmouth you might ask? Hang on, I’ll get to that. Never seen so many containers, or lightships: so far I have counted seven lightships either moored-up or being used as museums. Of […]

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Harbour Lights Fish and Chips Falmouth

Falmouth has the best fish ‘n chips in the UK

I have been telling people for some years now that Falmouth has the best Pub and the best Fish and Chips in the UK. Rather curiously, the Fish and Chip Shop, Harbour Lights, sits right on top of the pub, The Front, on Custom House Quay, right by the water. I’m thrilled to see that […]

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