Town trail

Town trail

Falmouth Civic Society Walking Town Trail

Falmouth Civic Society has long realised that there is a need for a town trail specifically designed for visitors to our beautiful and unique maritime town as a simple guide to the important buildings, monuments, and quays within the Conservation Area.

This new Walking Trail which will take visitors through the main streets of Falmouth along the High Street, Market Street, Church Street and Arwenack Street, with diversions onto the Moor, the quays, and the Maritime Museum, and which can be started at any point and walked in any order, has been produced to fill that need.

Descriptions and historic data has been necessarily sparse owing to the size of the brochure, and also deliberately so to inform visitors of the minimum information necessary for a quick appreciation.

To this end we have established a live link on to our Falmouth Civic Society web site, and included at the end of the brochure descriptions, which will lead those wanting to know more to a wealth of additional information made available on other web sites.

Dating information in the brochure has been obtained from the following documents:

  1. British Listed Buildings in Falmouth.
  2. Buildings of England – Cornwall. Pevsner Architectural Guides; 2nd Revised edition edition (31 Mar. 1977)
  3. Cornwall & Scilly Urban Survey – Falmouth 2005.
  4. Miss Susan Gay's Falmouth Chronology 1903.

Town Trail links:

  1. The Seven Stars
  2. Jacob’s Ladder
  3. Old Town Hall
  4. Municipal Library
  5. Packet Ship Memorial
  6. Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society
  7. Bell’s Court
  8. St George’s Hall
  9. Customs House
  10. National Maritime Museum
  11. King Charles the Martyr Church,_Falmouth  Killigrew Monument
  12. Jane Killigrew
  13. Arwenack Manor
  14. Grove Hill House
  15. Prince of Wales Pier
  16. Customs House Quay


Aerial photos

Our committee sincerely hope that you will enjoy using this new town trail.