Falmouth is the capital of the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, population about 80,000, famous for its Rum and Sugarcane Estates, and for being birthplace of Olympic runner Usain Bolt.
Located midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth may be a lesser known Jamaican destination but many travelers come to See a Different Side of Jamaica, away from the tourist crowds at the more popular hotspots.
Founded in the late 18th century, Falmouth offers opportunities to relax while learning about Jamaica’s Rich Heritage and Slave History – Food Tours, Walking and Guided Tours, and to see fine examples of some of Jamaica’s best preserved Georgian architectural legacy.
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One of the first ever piped water-supply systems in the Western Hemisphere was installed in Falmouth, the first town in Jamaica to enjoy the convenience of a piped water. You can still see the Falmouth Water Wheel today, a relic of one of the first modern water-supply systems.
Jamaica has thousands of caves but the Green Grotto Caves near Falmouth are some of the most popular caves in Jamaica.
The Green Grotto Caves are an impressive system of caves and tunnels, with statuesque dripstone formations, Pre-Columbian native inscriptions on the walls and the Green Grotto itself, a glistening subterranean lake 36 meters underground!
Entry costs about $20USD for a one hour guided tour through the cave system, all the way 36 meters down to the crystal clear Green Grotto Lake!
Other places of interest near Falmouth are the Martha Brae River, Windsor and Carnabi Caves, St Peter’s Anglican Church and the Falmouth Court House.
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Town or District City / Parish – Population (Approx.) – GPS Coordinates
Rio Bueno, Falmouth – 1,108 – 18.57°N 77.45°W
Ulster Spring, Falmouth – 1,391 – 18.32°N 77.52°W
Duncans, Falmouth – 1,849 – 18.47°N 77.53°W
Wakefield, Falmouth – 2,724 – 18.42°N 77.72°W
Clark’s Town, Falmouth – 3,139 – 18.42°N 77.57°W
Albert Town, Falmouth – 3,389 – 18.2958°N 77.5414°W
Falmouth, Falmouth – 7,245 – 18.49°N 77.66°W
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