Find out why Falmouth is the south-west's cultural and festival destination

Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:00 PM

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If you are looking for a great place to soak up the unique local atmosphere, Falmouth in Cornwall could be the ideal destination for your next break.

From your stay in a nearby Cornwall holiday cottage, you'll be well-situated to enjoy all Falmouth has to offer, including a great calendar of exciting events taking place all year-round.

If you happen to be planning a trip to a west Cornwall cottage during the second week of August, you won't want to miss south-west England's largest sailing regatta.

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week sees more than 450 yachts take part in eight days of spectacular racing on the open sea.

As the week goes on, you'll want to investigate different vantage points around the region so you can get a good look at the action. Popular places to watch the races include Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, Trefusis Point, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, St Anthony Head and Flushing.

But yacht racing isn't the only activity to enjoy during this exciting week. In celebration of the event, plenty of exciting entertainment is scheduled to take place in and around Falmouth.

Whether you are planning a family stay or a getaway with friends in a holiday cottage in Falmouth, you'll find numerous activities and events to choose from.

Shoreside family-friendly activities take place at various locations, including Pendennis Castle, The Moor, the Maritime Museum and Event Square.

Alternatively, you can spend the day at the Artists & Cornish Crafts market or admire the skills of the daring Animal Pro stunt bikers.

On certain days, you may be lucky enough to spot an aerial performance from the world-famous Red Arrows or take in an exhilarating swimming challenge.

And once the excitement of the races has settled, you'll be able to take your pick from a spectacular range of evening entertainment.

This includes a range of free performances at venues in and around Falmouth, as well as a number of themed cocktail nights to enjoy - popular evening entertainment has Caribbean or 1970s themes.

With so many brilliant things to experience, it's not hard to see why Falmouth is a particularly popular destination for a UK break on the coast, particularly in August. Start planning your exciting summer holiday today!