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Car hire in Falmouth

Car hire in Falmouth

The beautiful Cornish town of Falmouth is one of the gems of the south-west of England. A historic location, it has embraced a new lease on life thanks to the university and is now a must-visit if you're in this area of the country. Offering gorgeous beaches, atmospheric coastal walks and easy access to a number of other great towns, hiring a car in Falmouth is a must.

What I need to know

You'll find a good range of car hire providers in and around Falmouth, allowing you to look for the best possible deal. To make this process simpler, use our site to search and compare car hire options. Booking through Holiday Autos also means you get 24/7 support and free cancellation should you need it.

Where to pick up my car

Your pick-up point depends on the car hire provider you book with, as each has their own office. Our site will show you where each of the companies in and around Falmouth are based, allowing you to pick the one with the most convenient location.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Once you have your hire car at the ready, you can start exploring this interesting and unique peninsula. Whether you want beaches - either for swimming or surfing - atmospheric ancient castle, great shopping, fantastic food or rolling countryside, Falmouth is definitely the right place. In fact, you don't need to go far to enjoy all of these things.

Nearby Falmouth

Half an hour away from Falmouth via the A39 is Cornwall's only city. While it may seem more like a large town than a big city, Truro has plenty of charm. As well as its winding cobbled streets that feature some hidden gems and a great range of shops, it is also home to the stunning Truro Cathedral.

Longer drives

To really get a glimpse of Cornwall's history and learn about some of its legends, drive down the A394 to St Michael's Mount. The small island is located in Mount's Bay and you can get a boat to it when the tide is in or walk across the sand when it's out. Alternatively, drive across the Tamar to the Devon city of Plymouth

Eating and drinking

You can't really go to Falmouth without trying the pride and joy of the county, the Cornish pasty. Traditionally the food of miners, these pastry delights can fill you up and ensure you're ready for a day of exploring. Other local treats include clotted cream - usually served with a cream tea - and ice cream. Of course, you can also indulge in fish and chips featuring the catch of the day.

Things to do

As well as heading into the town to visit the local and high street shops, you can learn about the area's seafaring history at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. There's also the chance to get lost in the hedge maze at Glendurgan Garden or soak up the sun at the picturesque and secluded Trebah Beach.


Cornwall is just one big opportunity for sightseeing and Falmouth is no different. As well as there being plenty of great pubs that allow you to watch the sun set over the harbour or River Fal, you can also head to the beautiful Pendennis Castle. Built by Henry VIII, the castle offers amazing views and fantastic family events.


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