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Falmouth is a city in Antigua located at the end of Falmouth Harbour, in the south of the island. A road links the town with nearby larger city of Liberta.
The great view from Monks Hill is popular among visitors. Monks Hill homes one of the 40 forts built by the British during the occupation of the island during the 1800's. This Fort was created as a place of refuge in case the French attack Falmouth Harbour. While a French vessel was passing on its way to Guadaloupe the British evacuated the port town in fear of attack. Remains of the fort can be seen and explored today. In order to arrive at the historical landmark visitors have to proceed to Falmouth village on the island's South Easterly coast line in St.Paul's parish.
After passing through Antigua's village of Falmouth passengers will enter the village of Cobbs Cross. Turning left after Cobbs Cross Primary School allows seeing a Y junction that is a few yards from the turn. Making the second left and proceeding to the top of the hill leads to the magnificent view of Falmouth Harbour. Only 4x4 vehicles are able to make it to the top and the journey is easier on foot.
Any villager will say that the best place to eat in Saint Paul's is Sweet T's Ice Cream Parlour, situated on the main road, within walking distance of Catamaran hotel and stones throw away from Baileys Supermarket. Sweet T's is the spot to be, no matter if for one of the island's local treats or for a hot fudge Sunday.
Winds from nearby Falmouth Harbour provide cool outdoor atmosphere for passengers to enjoy their meal. At various times during the year, special events are enjoyed by villagers and tourists, such as Sweet T's fishing tournament, and yearly anniversary party. A must try are the chicken salad and "Back Builder" milkshake. In case guests have trouble finding their way, they should ask one of the friendly villagers.
The airport of Antigua is serviced by plenty of airlines. A minicab to Falmouth from the airport costs around US$30.
In February 2019, GPH (Global Ports Holding / 2004-founded, UK-based company, world's largest cruise port operator) signed a 30-year exclusive concession deal with Antigua and Barbuda for Antigua cruise port and retail shopping operations. A similar deal GPH signed with Cuba (for Port Havana) in 2018. Part of the deal was that GPH will invest in improving Port St Johns' current retail shops and construct new retail and food-beverage facilities. GPH also handles all cruise vessels anchoring close to Falmouth Harbour.
Falmouth cruise terminal
Small-sized cruise ships anchor at English Harbour - a natural harbor waterway and settlement, located on the island's southern coast, and just to the southeast of Fallmouth (Antigua).
Falmouth tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Nelson Dockyard is a heritage site in English Harbour, part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park, which additionally includes Clarence House and Shirley Heights. Nelson Dockyard is home to boating events (sailing and yachting), including Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting.
Port Falmouth cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Falmouth, English Harbour, Antigua. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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