We are in England for a week July 5 - 12. After 2 nights in London we are planning on taking the train to Bath on Sunday and spending one night there. We would also like to see Wells while in that area. I see that it is only about 18 miles from Bath but is it advisable to see both Bath and Wells in one day? IS there a train from Wells to Falmouth?
From what I have read Falmouth seems to be the best area to base ourselves to explore Cornwall. What is the most efficient, enjoyable way to get there, train or rental car? Would it be better to take the train to Truro and hire a car or switch trains and continue on to Falmouth. I want to make the most of our time and I know July is a busy time of year.
Once in Falmouth I'm looking at taking the train to St. Ives and a trip up the Fal river to Truro and then exploring that area for the day. Is public transport readily available to Port Isaac and Padstow from Truro?
Would taking the train back to London be advisable and is there a fast train? I've looked at different train schedules but I'm not sure about what I'm reading...this is all new to me being that I'm used to driving my car everywhere!
Any other recommendations would be most appreciated!