Once the main port on the river with a thriving trade in fish, tin and copper, Penryn became overshadowed by the huge growth of Falmouth. Today, Penryn is a quiet town that retains much of its heritage with buildings dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times. The town has been designated as an important conservation area.  Penryn is also home to University College Falmouth.

The National Maritime Museum provides an interactive display of boats and their various functions in industry and recreation.

We offer classic Cornish boat hire, river cruises and charters for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, parties and corporate days out.

Small aquarium located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth.

Come and visit the Fal River, Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. We love it here and we know you will too.

Packed full of fascinating curiosities, a talking chair and run by knowledgeable and welcoming local volunteers.

Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Want to learn more about our wonderful Cornish wildlife? Join the knowledgeable staff and students at Tremough, Penryn to explore and survey the wildlife around Penryn campus on Saturday 21st May … Continue reading →

Situated along the Penryn river, just one mile away from the maritime port of Falmouth, Penryn was once a thriving port for tin and copper exports.

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Got something to complain about at work? Then book an appointment to see the boss, pop it in an email or moan to Human Resources. Back in the days of packet ships, clipper ships, and shrinking crews you quickly compiled … Continue reading →

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Christmas tree festival at the ‘All Saints’, church in Falmouth yet, do. For the last ten year’s the team that organise the festival have done a wonderful job of making the church … Continue reading →

While there are plenty of sights and activities to fill your visit to Falmouth, the town is also the perfect location for exploring many beautiful areas and attractions in Cornwall. Here are three more places’s to explore when you visit … Continue reading →

Pendennis Castle was built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry VIII as one of a pair of forts, with St Mawes Castle, to protect the Fal Estuary from the threat of invasion from France and Spain

There's always something happening and great fun to be had around the Fal River. See what's going on and get involved.

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Falmouth is a beautiful town, with stunning views, beautiful beaches, a labyrinth of side streets and a multitude of things to do and places to visit. You can spend days enjoying the many exciting and interesting events that take place … Continue reading →

Kennall Vale is a beautiful woodland with fascinating remnants of its industrial past as a gunpowder factory.

Whether you're starting from Falmouth, St Mawes or Truro we've pulled together our favourite days out and day trips for you to enjoy.

The town boasts a good museum, great waterside cafes and great travel links.

If you are planning to visit Falmouth at Christmas then you are looking forward to a magical time. There are festive workshops, events, theatre, markets, late night shopping and dining to ensure your holiday is packed full of great memories. … Continue reading →

Helford Village is situated on the south bank of the river. It may be peaceful today but at one time this village was bustling with a thriving trade in Rum, Tobacco and lace, in fact trade was so good a … Continue reading →

Whether you’re coming for a short-break, week away or family holiday you're spoilt for choice.

There is no denying that Falmouth has perhaps one too many hills’s to climb but, it’s fair to say they are all worth climbing! For example, the climb up to the viewing area above the docks not only gives you the … Continue reading →

Explore the ancient town of Penryn. Penryn is rich with history, culture and beautiful riverside views.

Penryn, near Falmouth, is one of the oldest market towns in Cornwall. Steeped in history, with a fascinating timeline of architecture, a labyrinth of side roads, woodland to explore, beautiful scenery to take in and a dynamic community of people to meet including a thriving art community. Plus, there are some wonderful cafe’s, bars and shops to enjoy.

Set within 30 acres of beautiful gardens offering a unique tranquil and unspoilt experience. A wide variety of different garden vistas including the famous breathtaking bluebells of Parc Lye during spring.

Things to do in Penryn

A full production house, running a year round programme of contemporary performance, events and educational ventures. Working with local, national and international artists.

Grebe Beach is a pretty shingle beach that can be the perfect resting spot during a number of stunning coastal walks around the Helford. If you prefer to arrive by car and spend the day here you can park above at … Continue reading →

Interested in playing snooker from a novice to county level then you will be welcome with open arms. With 2 of the best snooker tables in the area and a fully licensed bar with low prices. One years membership only £40 and only £2 per hour for the lights. Open Tuesday's to Saturday.

Save money by using the Fal Mussel Card Visitor on your days out.

Find the perfect place to stay in Penryn with our places to stay guide.

Nowadays Penryn is mostly residential, but the old streets have some beautiful architecture dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times.

The story goes that shipwrecked Normans, driven to the shore of Gillan Creek in the C12th, vowed to St Anthony that if they were saved they would build a church in his name. The church was built, using fine grained … Continue reading →

We've brought together all the information you need to enjoy your time in Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland.

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Lifestyle sport in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. Wakeboarding is a relatively unique sport, as although it is quite physical, you do not have to be a fit person to start taking part!

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One of the longest established indoor / soft play areas in Cornwall.

(NOW CLOSED) 18th Century manor house set in 12 acres of natural Victorian gardens overlooking the Helford River Estuary

High quality holiday homes located all around the banks of the Fal River.