Travel: Falmouth

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If you don’t know already, I share a birthday with my partner. It was our first birthday celebration together which was rather exciting! We decided to celebrate our birthday in Cornwall. We stayed in a lovely town called Falmouth.

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We left very early Friday morning to travel down to Falmouth. The journey was peaceful with beautiful countryside routes. I enjoyed reading my craft magazine and listening to music during our three hour journey. Once we arrived, we went for a little wander around Falmouth before getting some food. We had food outside, with a gorgeous view of the sea.

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We walked around various shops before checking into our Airbnb. The house we stayed in, was wonderful. It was an old house with wooden flooring and vintage furniture. The house was full to the brim of Ercol furniture and plants. These are two things I love a lot.

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One day I would love to have a house of my own. There was two bedrooms, a very large garden and a living room with a stunning view of Falmouth. I definitely recommend the Airbnb that we stayed in. We when arrived she had left a supply of alcohol, bread, milk, orange juice and various jams for our stay.

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Once we had checked in, we went out for dinner and walked by the waterfront before heading back and getting some sleep. We woke up early the next day for a trip to Truro. We decided to go by boat! We were the only passengers on the boat, which made it perfect for getting some great views and taking photographs in peace.

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We arrived at Truro an hour later. We explored the cathedral in Truro and all of the charity shops. I picked up a brand new make your own pinhole camera in the charity shop for three pounds. They had some great hidden vintage shops in Truro and they were full to the brim of antique treasures. We had lunch at an independent shop and cafe called Uneeka.

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Once we had finished pondering around Truro, we got the boat to Trelissick. Trelissick Gardens is owned by National Trust. The gardens are full of tropical plants and an old house. We walked around the old house, learning the history and looking at all the plants. After we had finished visiting Trelissick, we got the boat back to Falmouth.

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We went for cocktails at an independent bar and found a hidden pub for cider. The next day we explored Falmouth. We walked around all of the shops and we found a great shop selling handmade ceramics. We visited Pendennis Castle before heading to the beach. It was a very sunny and hot day! My favourite part about Falmouth was all the bunting throughout the town.  

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We opened our presents before packing up all of our things to leave the next day. On our birthday, we left Falmouth to visit the Eden Project! The Eden Project is a must to visit if you love plants. We had some delicious food there and I enjoyed looking at all of the tropical plants. It was sad to leave Cornwall after the Eden Project. We will definitely be going back soon. It’s a must to visit, if you’ve never been to Falmouth or Truro before. There is a lot around to visit, including National Trust and English Heritage properties around the area.

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