There are a wide range of things to do in and around Falmouth and Cornwall. Falmouth is no more than 1 hours's drive from most attractions in Cornwall and so is often chosen by a traveler who wants easy access to all the attractions Cornwall offers.AK Wildlife Cruises
Take a trip out with Captain Keith and be abosolutely inundated with marine wildlife. You can take a 2, 3 or 4 hour trip any time of the year on a great boat with a warm cabin. Take a packed lunch but hot drinks can be purchased on board. What makes AK Tours so special is Captain Keith himself. It's like touring with David Attinborough himself. His knowledge of the wildlife he sees along the water is astounding and if you're not lucky enough to see dolphins (everyone's prioity) then he will still show you some wonderful species. Call ahead to book as trips get very busy but make sure you say you are staying at Highcliffe as Captain Keith or his partner Amanda will pick you up from Highcliffe for free.
Exclusive!!! If you would like a 2 hour trip for free then book 3 nights with us this May and we'll organise a trip with Keith per person per room. Call us on 01326 314466 to arrange your trip.
Trips leave from The Docks Nr Bar Road, Falmouth (details on AK's website) 01326 753389 www.cornwallwhaleanddolphinwatching.co.uk
By far our most favourite place in all of Cornwall Kynance Cove is both breathtakingly beautiful and idylic. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula and a National Trust site Kynance is about a 30 minute drive from Highcliffe B&B. Park at the top of the cove and walk about 20 minutes to the bottom. Stand at the top of the cliff overlooking the cove and really test your head for heights. When the tide goes out another cove is revealed. There's also an eco friendly cafe with great food and interesting toilets. You absolutely cannot visit Falmouth without going here.
Mark O'Leary a guest and photographer who stayed with us in August 2012 was very kind and gave us a photo of Kynance. See below.
National Maritime Museum Falmouth
The South West’s Visitor Attraction of the Year offers something for everyone. Open seven days a week 10am – 5pm there are a raft of activities and exhibits to sit all ages. Incredible harbour views from their 29 metre tower, one of the worlds only natural underwater viewing windows, amazing interactive hands-on exhibits and the opportunity to get out on to the water. Currently visitors are able to see 'Rita' ben Ainslie's Finn winner which helped him win his fourth gold medal.
Open daily 10am till 5pm. Located on Events Square, Famouth. Adults £10.50. Children 6-15 £7.20. Seniors £8.50. Tickets can be used for one year.
Discover the wartime secrets of Cornwall’s greatest fortress. Pendennis Castle was bult by King Henry VIII along with St Mawes Castle, to defend against a possible attack by Spain and France. Throughout its 450-year history, Pendennis Castle has faced new enemies, right up to the Second World War. Pendennis offers some of the most magnificent views of Falmouth and the Fal Estuary.
Eden is a fun and family friendly day out. Open all year round 1st January – 31st December. Roughly 45 minutes from Falmouth by road. Dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world” by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes – boasting the worlds largest greenhouse the Humid Tropics Biome – that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Not only a mind blowing visitors attraction, Eden is also becoming a unique resource for education and knowledge towards a sustainable future. There are themed events according to to season, workshops for adults, and children, activity days, music concerts and much more besides.
Take a trip up the Rainforest Lookout and get an amazing bird’s eye view of the whole Biome. You’ll be way above the tops of the trees and the crashing waterfall, right up close to the domed roof.
Falmouth’s main venue for year-round live music, drama & entertainment.