The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth offers stunning views across one of the largest natural harbours in the World. The luxury hotel dates back to 1640 making the Greenbank the oldest hotel in Falmouth. There is a peaceful terrace, a superb restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Dating from 1640, The Greenbank is the oldest hotel in Falmouth. Cornwall Maritime Museum is just a 15-minute walk away, and Falmouth Golf Club is a 5-minute drive. Perched on the sea wall, there is a jetty just outside with mooring for small boats.
And there are few places more worth messing about in boats than Falmouth. Overlooking the third largest natural harbour in the world, The Greenbank Hotel is widely accepted as the place where some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature were brought to life.
Writing to his son during his stay in 1907, author of Wind In The Willows Kenneth Grahame created Mr Toad, The Water Rat and Moley as short stories to entertain young Alastair who remained in London. Reproductions of the letters penned at The Greenbank Hotel are on display along with the signature of Florence Nightingale – another notable past visitor to Falmouth’s oldest hotel.
The building, which dates from the mid-seventeenth century, previously served as a base for the captains of the world-renowned packet ships during the time when the town was one of the British Empire’s most important ports. Indeed, news of Lord Nelson’s victory – and death – at The Battle of Trafalgar was first landed at Falmouth.
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