Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with the Carrick Roads, it is reputed to be the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and is the deepest in Western Europe. It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round the world record breaking voyages, such as those of Sir William Robert Pat “Robin” Knox-Johnston and Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur.

Assistant Harbour Master Lloyd Pond has spent a considerable amount of time collating information on the history of Falmouth and that of the Harbour Commissioners. His report can be accessed from this link Falmouth history.

Important Dates in Falmouth’s history

Then & now photographs of Falmouth

Myths and legends of Falmouth


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                                                    Custom House Quay