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|Falmouth is a town and is well kmown
for its connection with
the sailing of Sir Francis Chichester. It is a
popular tourist destination and is of course quite near to that other
popular tourist destination of St Ives. The Celtic name for
Falmouth may have been Peny cwm cuic. The well known king
Henry the Eighth built Pendennis Castle which became under threat of
attack by the Spanish Amada in the late Sixteenth Century AD.
After the battle of Trafalgar the vicory report was
taken to Falmouth by a schooner and the message then taken to
London. HMS Beagle went to Falmouth in 1836 after its famous trip.
The railway came to Falmouth in 1863 which helped
to make the town wealthier.
There is the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The docks are still important commercially to Falmouth and cruise ships visit.
Falmouth has primary schools and a secondary school. There is a journalism course at Falmouth College and there is a Falmouth Marine School..
Falmouth has connections with the book Wind In The Willows. There is a Falmouth Art Gallery.
Falmouth Town FC is the name of the town football team. The Tall Ships Race used Falmouth in 1998.
The church in Falmouth is called All Saint's Church.