Earlier this year Falmouth was crowned the ‘4th Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times newspaper, Falmouth was recognised as “being transformed from a fishing town into a year-round cultural hub.” Helen Davies, home section editor at the Sunday Times, described the town as a place of “wonderful sea views, beaches and countryside… a lively place of young creatives, small businesses, bookshops, cinemas, galleries and world-class yachts in the harbour.”
Now Falmouth features on the list provided by the Daily Telegraph, as one of Britain’s 20 friendliest places to live.
For those that live in and around the area there is no surprise that Falmouth achieves such high accolades, the town appears to have avoided the second-home dilemma that has plagued other areas of Cornwall and stays vibrant throughout the year.
From the sandy beaches of Gyllynvase and Maenporth to the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Helford and Fal rivers, there are some wonderful sights to see. If these breath taking spectacles aren’t enough the Town Council makes every effort to host events like the Tall Ships and Oyster festival and with the award winning Falmouth art gallery and Maritime museum there really is something for everyone in the town.