Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, England (Photo: Arts Illustrated Studios/Shutterstock)
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, England (Photo: Arts Illustrated Studios/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Cornwall (Falmouth)

King Arthur was born here and the BBC's "Poldark" was filmed here. So it's no surprise that Cornwall is a world-famous destination for cruisers seeking adventure and romance in the rugged English countryside. Cornwall cruises anchor in Falmouth -- one of the largest natural harbors in the world -- and popular shore excursions include everything from beach explorations to Tudor castle tours.

This Southwest England county on the Fal Estuary is home to ancient villages, gorgeous vineyards, immaculately kept gardens and a spectacularly rugged coastline with pristine beaches. Larger ships must anchor offshore, but smaller ships may dock at the County Wharf in Falmouth. Don't miss a visit to the massive National Maritime Museum, which has a lookout from which you can take in dramatic views of the harbor.

Shore Excursions

About Cornwall (Falmouth)


Pro

The National Maritime Museum is a must-see for cruise-lovers

Con

Cornwall welcomes large numbers of tourists during summer months and can get crowded

Bottom Line

Head to Cornwall to see turquoise waters and some of England’s most beautiful coastal landscapes


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