If you are parents viewing the University with your clever offspring or visiting them during their degree studies then Kinbrae House is the perfect place to stay. Falmouth Town train station is a few minutes walk down the hill from Kinbrae House where you can catch the local line to Truro which stops at several of the University campus on the way there.
Falmouth University – Falmouth Campus – Woodlane- Falmouth – Cornwall. TR11 4RH Telephone: 01326 211077 Website: www.falmouth.ac.uk
If you are returning to Falmouth as a graduand then Kinbrae House is the best place to book for your graduation ceremony as it is located literally on the doorstep of the Princess Pavilion where your degree show could well be held. It is also only a short stroll into town to meet with friends at your old student watering holes and a mere stumble out of bed the following morning to the beach for a slap up full Cornish Brekki at The Gylly Cafe. Even better if mum and dad are paying for your return visit, so why not come back and stay in style.
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Kinbrae House is located just a few minutes walk from Falmouth Town train station so you don’t need to have a car whilst staying. The Great Western Railway network, is for the most part, reliable and affordable. The train to Truro takes about 20 minutes and the connections from Truro are countrywide. So why not jump aboard and head to Truro and connect with St Ives, Penzance, Padstow, the Lizard and beyond.
You may even decide to travel here by train from your home town or take the night sleeper from Paddington as it is a very practical and stress-free way of getting to Cornwall.
The newly refurbished sleeper train from London to Penzance called the Night Riviera Sleeper is not as expensive as one might imagine and is pure decadence – so why not have a real Enid Blyton adventure in Cornwall from start to finish by travelling by train to this wonderful part of the British Isles and taking the train to explore the area.
If you are thinking of flying to Cornwall then don’t forget Newquay Airport as this great airport plays host to a lot of national flights year round and especially during the summer; it might be worth checking this out before a long drive to Cornwall.
There are also international flights from Newquay and national and international flights can be taken from Bristol and Exeter Airports, 1, 3 and 2 hour drives from Falmouth respectively.
If driving to Falmouth you will be able to park your car at Kinbrae House as there is a complimentary space offered as part of your stay. Once here you may want to walk to your favourite watering holes in Falmouth and the nearby beaches.
The Shopper Til You Dropper
Within easy walking distance from Kinbrae House is Falmouth Town Centre and Events Square. The town is full of lovely shops, galleries and many colourful restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.
Falmouth has a certain vibe being a university town, young and old enjoy the friendly atmosphere and there are often markets and events taking place so there is never a dull moment here. It is worth checking the event calendar before booking your trip to make sure that you take advantage of wonderful events like Falmouth Week and the Oyster Festival. There are also lots of other festivals and events held in and around Falmouth throughout the year that are worth attending.
There are some fabulous shops that are pure Cornish with owner founders running the shops or galleries making them extra special.
Cream is a gorgeous interior design and home ware shop who’s founders both live in the little village of Flushing across the water from Falmouth and who both work in the store.
Cream Cornwall – 51 Church Street – Falmouth – Cornwall. TR11 3DS. Telephone: 01326 317253 Website: – www.creamcornwall.co.uk
Seasalt is a clothing label that ladies from this country, and now worldwide, are becoming acquainted with. The owners of the business are Falmouth lasses who have created a fantastic brand inspired by Cornish Maritime heritage. Their flagship shop can be found in the heart of their home town.
Seasalt – 1 Church Street – Falmouth – TR11 3DN. Telephone:01326 312945 Website: – www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Truro is a great place to go shopping too. Lovely boutiques and art galleries as well as your usual suspects can be found there and the architecture of Truro is magnificent.
There are some fabulous restaurants and pubs in the centre and outskirts of Truro. There is a lovely buzzy atmosphere in Truro and a quick visit to the Cathedral is a must.
Why not take the Fal River Boat to Truro from Falmouth to add a bit of adventure to your shopping expedition! Its a stunning journey taking in St Mawes, Malpas and Truro as you travel through the famous Carrick Roads. If you don’t want to travel by boat on your return there is also a regular bus service back to Falmouth.
Truro Tourist Office – Municipal Buildings – Boscawen Street -Truro. TR1 2NE. Telephone: 01872 274555
Padstow and St Ives, can be reached within the hour either by car, bus or train and offer visitors the chance to explore some lovely boutique shops and galleries.
Padstow Tourist Office – The Red Brick Building – North Quay – Padstow – Cornwall. PL28 8AF. Telephone: 01841 533449 Website: – www.padstowlive.com
St Ives Tourist Office – The Guildhall, Street-An Pol- St Ives. Cornwall – TR26 2DS. Telephone: 0905 252 2250 (calls cost 20p a minute plus providers charges)
Website: – www.visitstives.org.uk