Falmouth voted best to place to live in the UK

March 21st, 2017

Falmouth topped a poll of the ‘Best Places to Live perennials’ in Britain. The poll, run by The Sunday Times, celebrates the places that have appeared in almost every ‘best place list’ over the last five years. The lovely Cornish town, near our family friendly cottages, came first in a readers’ vote.

The Sunday Times looks at everything about the towns; from jobs, school’s exam results, broadband speed to community spirit, culture and the local amenities to compile a list of the “definitive top locations to make your home.”

While Bristol was named the Best Place to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times, Falmouth won the reader’s vote, ahead of Stamford in Lincolnshire and Skipton in Yorkshire. And the thing about Falmouth is that no matter the time of year, there is a vibrancy and welcoming spirit, which should make you even more excited for your upcoming luxury Falmouth holidays.

The town, which has a population of around 21,800, is one of the oldest and busiest ports in Cornwall, with so many fantastic aspects to it that make it a wonderful place, to not only live but also to holiday at.

The town manager and Business Improvement District (BID) manager work hard with a team to ensure Falmouth is constantly striving to adapt and diversify so that it does not suffer many of the challenges town centres face. As a result, Falmouth has one of the lowest percentages of vacant shops in Cornwall, and also still has many independent shops, from jewellers, bakeries, gift shops and art galleries.

Falmouth is also popular for the events held in the town year-round. It sees a variety of festivals, from the international sea shanty festival, Falmouth Week, Oyster Festival, street food and ale festivals, Fal River Festival, beer festivals and has also been the host of the amazing Tall Ships Regatta a total of four times.

Many people who live or regularly visit Falmouth also commend its community spirit, with volunteers helping out with various events, the university students getting involved with the community, and the locals making everyone feel welcome.

Like many other places in Cornwall, Falmouth and the surrounding area has an interesting history. There is also beautiful architecture to spot, in both new and old buildings. All you need to do is wander around the streets, and you will come across some interesting part of Falmouth’s history. Then there is also Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum where the whole family will love exploring.

Falmouth has also previously won the Best Coastal Town in the Great British High Street competition earlier this year.

Image by: David Stowell