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Cornwall Pt 2 – Flushing, Falmouth, and Truro Cathedral

Falmouth Harbor

Our homebase in Cornwall was Flushing, just across the Fal River from Falmouth. We had a fun housesit with Baxter, an adorable Springer Spaniel.

Meet Baxter

We enjoyed Flushing. It’s small, but it has the essentials. The Royal Standard is a lovely pub with good food and plenty of outdoor seating for sunny days. Plus, there’s a weekend market with local produce, breads, and other goodies at the Food Barn.

The Food Barn, Flushing

And it’s just a short ferry ride to Falmouth, when we didn’t want to drive.

Falmouth is a Happening Place

We got to attend the Falmouth Food Festival and just missed the annual Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival and the Tall Ships Regatta. There’s several venues with live music each week. We saw a posting for “folk music” at the adorable and historic Cornish Bank and decided to go. Turns out the singer was from North Carolina! Great music, but it wasn’t what we were expecting.

The Mighty Howlers at the Falmouth Food Festival

Cool Places to Visit in Falmouth

There’s a pub with a bookstore, a maritime museum, a really great kabab shop, and lots more.

Truro Cathedral

Truro is only about 30 minutes from Flushing and we ended up driving through or around it multiple times. We took time to visit the very impressive cathedral. Younger by far than many of the other cathedrals we visited, Truro was built from 1880 to 1910.

Truro Cathedral

Up next, Mines, Stones, and Coastlines.

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