Walk - Ship and Castle Hotel - Falmouth Packet Walk
2.0 miles (3.2 km)
Custom House Quay, Falmouth Custom House Quay, Falmouth
In 1688 Falmouth was appointed as the Royal Mail packet station, using swift and lightly-armed ships to carry mail and messages to all corners of the Empire, and the service remained based in the town until 1850, when the reliability of the new steamships operating from London took over from the romance of the sailing vessels in England's second port. This gentle stroll around the town links some of the important landmarks around the time of the packet ships.