The far-reaching, 360 degree views from the observatory deck are simply awe-inspiring. With river, harbour, town and sea views, watch Falmouth come alive by day and night from this iconic tower.
The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth. With true panoramic views reaching as far south as The Manacles and north to the Clay Country, it offers a unique perspective on Falmouth and the surrounding area.
Watch the bustle of Falmouth Harbour and Shipyard as people go about their daily business. See the ferries make their way from Falmouth to Flushing or St Mawes or further afield to Truro and the Helford River. Observe the visiting merchant ships, tankers and cruise liners and chart their progress on (http://www.falmouthphotos.com/index.php/a-i-s-updated-every-2-minutes/ ). View smaller vessels heading in and out of the Penryn River or follow the racing in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. On a clear day you can even see Arthur on the horizon at Goonhilly Earth Satellite Station. The listed satellite dish is famed for broadcasting the first live television pictures across the Atlantic. http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/attractions/Goonhilly-Satellite-Earth-Station.htm
Originally built as a beacon from which to observe and record the weather, the Tower’s observation deck is still an ideal vantage point for doing the same. Day or night, in good weather or bad, the sky always provides an impressive backdrop to the landscape. Watch the varied cloud formations, see the sun rise and set, marvel at the stars or enjoy a violent storm. The Tower displays the wonderful, ever-changing scenery in a way that allows you to enjoy and celebrate the weather. In keeping with the building’s heritage, you are invited to record your weather observations in the meteorological log provided.Book Now!