On a crooked finger of the Cornish coast, Falmouth’s Maritime Museum dips its toe into cool harbour waters as gold emanates from inside the building’s main hall where Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie’s medal winning boat ‘Rita’ takes centre stage.
Sweeping aside all competitions in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, Ben Ainslies glittering career spans five Olympic Games and includes a haul of four gold medals.
The craft of his major triumphs joins a flotilla of boats suspended from the museums ceiling, taking its place in facilitating Falmouths maritime history.
Britains first and last port of call welcomed Charles Darwins HMS Eagle back from its voyage of discovery in South America and New Zealand in 1836, and it was here that news first landed of Nelsons death at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Over in St Ives, legend tells of St las journey on a leaf to this picturesque setting where modern travellers encounter a tangle of cobbled streets and honey glazed granite cottages that glow gold in the setting sun.
Swashbuckling Penzance pirates play their part on Cornwalls shimmering seas, and a coastal tour of St Michaels Mount, Penzance and St Ives will capture the body of Cornwalls coastline on a tour packed with golden memories.
A visit to the Maritime Museum with free time in Falmouth to follow.
Coastal tour of Marazion to view St Michaels Mount, Penzance and St Ives.
A scenic tour taking in Lizard, Gweek and Porthleven.
4 nights hotel stay on half board.
The treasures of one of Cornwalls finest luxury hotels are yours to enjoy in the popular waterside town of Falmouth.
An indoor pool, sauna, and beautiful manicured gardens all ensure a radiant glow throughout your stay.
The hotel has a lift.
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