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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:40am 8th August 2017. (Updated at 3:14pm 9th August 2017)

With just one day to go until Falmouth welcomes the Red Arrows, Pirate FM has put together a handy guide to make sure you can get the best views.

The famous flying team will start their display at 6.15pm on Wednesday in a different location, because of safety restrictions.

The display is being moved from the inner harbour and out into the bay, following the Shoreham Air Show disaster.

Posting on Facebook, organisers said: "Due to safety restrictions the Falmouth Week Red Arrows Display will be relocated from Falmouth Harbour to Falmouth Bay on Wednesday 9th August at 6.15pm.

"The full display will be visible from the seafront and headland.

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"One of the highlights of Falmouth Week, the Red Arrows display is not to be missed!

"Taking place over Falmouth bay, the 20-minute display can be viewed from the numerous beaches and coastal roads.

"The Red Arrows are the top aerial acrobatics display team in the world, and create amazing formations over the picturesque landscape of Falmouth".

You can join 'Red 10' on Cliff Road for a full commentary of the aerial manoeuvres.

Failing that, we recommend you arrive early to grab one of the great vantage points along the seafront to enjoy the show over the water.

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But remember, it is one of the highlights of Falmouth Week so the town is bound to be busy and car parking is limited.

Officials are encouraging visitors to leave their cars at home and walk, car share or use the train, bus or extended St. Mawes Ferry Service.

Scroll down to watch the Red Arrows highlights from 2016 or read-up on traffic and travel.

Town Centre Manager Richard Gates said: "It's changed out into the bay but we very much want people to support the town centre, both before and after the display.

"Enjoy the town, enjoy the shops and support the businesses etc and then come in, take a view out and get a great view.

"There are loads of viewing points right across the seafront along Cliff Road, up round Pendennis Point, on the beaches and lots of vantage points that you will see the display from.

"The display will be from one side of the bay to the other at 6.15pm for approximately around 20 minutes; that's usually how long the display lasts for".

The roads are set to be closed from 3pm - 7pm and you can find all the traffic and travel information you need below.

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Closures & Parking:
Roads in Falmouth's town centre will be pedestrianised on Wed 9th August from 11am to 11pm. Church Street Car Park and Custom House Quay Car Park will be closed all day. Other Car Parks open as usual. During the Red Arrows Display the seafront will be closed.

Parking at Ships & Castles/The Hornworks:
Open from 12 noon, Wednesday 9th August. Cars only £3. Access from Ships & Castles car park.

Town Shuttle Bus:
366 Townlink operates 8.59am and finishes 5pm; last journey from The Moor at 4.40pm. 367 Shorelink operates 9.40am and finishes 4.20pm' last journey from The Moor 3.40pm.

St Mawes Ferry:
Additional evening service from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier at 8.15pm, from St Mawes 8.45pm.

Bus & Trains:
Services will follow their usual timetables. Great Western Rail now operates a later service on the Maritime Line. The last train from Falmouth Town station is at 11.14pm.

Access for residents only. No parking facilities for visitors. Craft and ship movements during the aerobatic display will be restricted and a Port Notice to Mariners will be issued.

Read more or watch some of the highlights from last year...

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