Falmouth has the third largest harbour in the world, after Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Quite a reputation for a small town in the "off the beaten path" County of Cornwall. The harbour, which dates from the 18th century, handles 100,000 tonnes of cargo a year, as well as playing host to over 10,000 cruise liner passengers. There is mooring for upto 850 boats which, if laid end to end, would make a floating bridge 5km long.
I have been to Falmouth before and wandered its narrow streets and peered into its quaint shops but never took any pictures then so I have none to show you, this time round.
The reason that we visited this time was to have a quick look at the newly built National Maritime Museum. Quick look? Thats a laugh, we spent 5 hours there! Take a look at my must see information to find out more about this place.