Student Accommodation Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth is a town and port on the south coast of Cornwall, the site where Henry VIII built Pendennis Castle to defend Carrick Roads, in 1540 and is close the most western tip of England, just 24 miles from Newquay.
Falmouth University has two campuses, the first on the original town site and the second at Tremough, Penryn which it shares with the University of Exeter. A multi-arts institution, Falmouth University was founded in 1902 as a school of art and over the next 100 years grew to a college with degree-awarding powers before gaining official University status in 2012.
Transport links are many with Falmouth Docks and Falmouth Town train stations, both around half a mile away from the town centre, and First Great Western rail services from London Paddington, South Wales and the Cotswolds to Cornwall, including sleeper services from London Paddington. National Express also provide coach services to Falmouth from destination throughout the UK.
By road, the M4, M5 and M6 motorways make travel to Cornwall straightforward, by air the Newquay Cornwall Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK linking Cornwall to major cities across the country and by ferry, there are many ferry companies operating daily services between UK, Ireland and mainland Europe with terminals within easy reach of the major motorways leading to Cornwall.
Scattered along Falmouth’s coastline, food and drink lovers will be in their element with a mixture of restaurants scattered along Falmouth’s coast line including Rick Stein’s Fish, Courtyard Deli, Warehouse Bistro and Zizzi, all within walking distance from the town centre along with vast variety of Café’s and bars.
Also within easy walking distance from the town centre, shopaholics can while away there spare time in a variety of boutiques, surf shops, home and warehouse stores.
For the keen fitness fanatic, Ships & Castles Leisure Centre offers a fitness suite along with a family pool with flume and wave machine while for a bit of culture the Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens, offers varied entertainment and community events and a long history of plants in its 109 year old gardens; and if peace and quiet is at the top of your list, there are also Fox Rosehill Gardens, Kimberley Park, and Queen Mary Gardens which are all free year round.
Along the coastline and also within a short walk from Falmouth town centre, are various art galleries and also several theatres and independent cinemas scattered around the town.