Welcome to Falmouth, Truro & the Roseland
In contrast to the crags and breakers of the Atlantic coast, the area around Falmouth and the Roseland Peninsula presents a gentler side to the county. Sheltered from the brunt of the biting Atlantic winds, the coastline benefits from a balmy subtropical climate that allows exotic plants and trees to flourish along its valleys; it’s no wonder that many of Cornwall’s finest garden and country estates are found here. It's also where you'll find three of Cornwall's great rivers, the Fal, the Helford and the Fowey, which wind their way from the south coast along a maze of wooded creeks and tributaries, and were once the haunt of smugglers.
In previous centuries this area was the hub of Cornwall's maritime trade, which centred on the old port of Falmouth, and (at least before its river silted up) the county's capital and only city, Truro.