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Falmouth

Falmouth © Derek Hatfield
Falmouth © Derek Hatfield

The old Georgian port town of Falmouth makes for an interesting visit. The centre of the town is Water Square, which features a market full of little craft stalls that dates from 1895. Also of interest is the former residence of John Tharp, a notorious slave-owner, and the town house of rich plantation owner Edward Barrett. St Peter's Anglican Church, and the William Knibb Memorial Church (a chapel built in memory of Jamaica's enthusiastic Baptist abolitionist) are also worth a look. The best way to explore this historic town is on a walking tour with one of the well-informed local guides.

Besides the cultural attractions there are lovely beaches to roam and laze on. For the adventurous, there are river rapids and canopy jungle tours to be enjoyed just outside of the town. The famous Jamaican attractions of Dunn's River Falls and Dolphin Cove are also good excursions to combine with a trip to Falmouth.

Website: www.falmouthjamaica.org