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The Observatory Guest House
27 Western Terrace

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Welcome to The Observatory, a comfortable and homely Guest House centrally located in Falmouth. The foundation stone of The Observatory was laid on August 12th 1884 by Lord Mount Edgecumbe, who was the President of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. The Stone can be seen at the left of the front entrance. The roof is reinforced to take scientific equipment for the study of wind, rainfall and the stars. The telescope used at The Observatory is now in Kew Gardens.The Observatory is situated close to Falmouth town centre, sea front and safe beaches and is an ideal base from which to visit Cornwall's many attractions. The National Maritime Museum, the Eden Project, the Lizard Peninsula, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Roseland and Lands End are all within easy reach. Falmouth is a working port and sailing haven which offers visitors varied shops, restaurants, Arts Theatre, Galleries etc.Throughout the year the Falmouth area hosts many land, sea and river based festivals such as the Oyster Festival, Classics Week, Literature & Arts Festival, local regattas etc. You will also find activities and live music at Pendennis Castle, the Princess Pavilion and Falmouth Arts Centre. There are also award winning gardens like Trebah and Glendurgan which are worth a visit, alternatively Cornwall boasts beautiful coastal and countryside walks for your pleasure.All rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Cornish shortbreads, Colour TV, clock radio and hair driers. An iron is available on request. There are fresh towels daily and the house is centrally heated.Fresh local produce is used when cooking and vegetarians are catered for.

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