The RRS James Cook coming in to Falmouth Harbour

Room with a view

It has been a beautiful September day at The Captains House. An energetic cold front passed though last night and the rain was so heavy I got soaked just in the three minutes it took me to walk down to the Harbour Lights Café for my favourite dinner of fish and chips. After a front […]

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View of Trefusis Point from Captain's House master bedroom

Sunshine, salt and cocoa

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Falmouth and the Cornish beaches, and from The Captain’s House and coastal paths there are stunning scenic views across the sea. Looking out on the Carrick Roads from The Captain’s House you can imagine how it was a superb safe haven for many a ship when storms raged […]

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A fishy tale

… A fishing legacy inspires us at The Captain’s House Falmouth   The fishing industry in Cornwall has always been essential to the local economy. For hundreds of years Pilchard fishing (Cornish sardines) was a thriving industry, but like so many other traditional industries, it is now just a memory. A little village called Cadgwith, […]

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Customs House Quay

Falmouth crowned the best place to live

The Sunday Times has declared that Falmouth is the best place to live in the South West in its ‘Best Places to Live Guide’ which came out on Sunday 22 March. The weekly newspaper selected Falmouth for offering the best quality of life and combining the most desirable features which include a great community spirit, engaging […]

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The iconic Falmouth to St Mawes Ferry on a sunny day.

Falmouth Festivities

From sea shanties, oyster tasting to the celebration of spring and summer it is all about festivals and fun in Falmouth. Whenever you visit this beautiful seaside town there is always something going on to entertain and inspire. Arwenack and Church Street are a-buzz with activity on festival weekends, and any other time of the […]

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Top 10 things to do in Falmouth

Top 10 things to do in Falmouth from The Captain’s House. There is so much to do in Falmouth and the surrounding area, from coastal walks and boat trips to wandering through the buzzing town and finding cool shops, interesting art galleries and tasty eateries. Here are 10 of our favourite things to do; all […]

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Gunwalloe Beach, Lizard Peninsula

Harbours, beaches and coastal paths

Harbours, beaches and coastal paths – a New Year exploration It is only 16 miles from Falmouth to the historic and beautiful Porthleven harbour. Situated on the west of the Lizard Peninsula it is a quick half-hour drive west to this pretty fishing port which is noted as being the most southerly working port in […]

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'Battle of Trafalgar at 2.30pm' by William Wyllie. 
This painting hangs at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. The painting by Wyllie marks the time HMS Pickle left the Battle of Trafalgar to deliver the news of victory.

Pickle in Falmouth

The journey to Falmouth from London may seem a long one whether you choose to go by car or train but before you ever think to complain spare a thought for Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere who took 36 hours by post-chaise, making 21 stops along the way to change horses. This historic journey started on […]

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