Truro

Truro Cathedral, Cornwall c Trevor Burrows
Truro, Cornwall
Trelissick Garedens, Truro, Cornwall  c Matt Jessop
Truro, Cornwall
Truro, Cornwall
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Truro Famers Market, Cornwall c Matt Jessop
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Truro, Copyright Adam GIbbard, Cornwall
Truro, Cornwall
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Truro, Copyright Matt Jessop, Cornwall
Truro, Cornwall
Truro, Copyright Matt Jessop, Cornwall
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Truro Copyright Adam GIbbard, Cornwall
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Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro

Discover Truro 

Truro, the UK’s most Southerly city is a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture right in the heart of Cornwall.

Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the skyline. In its shadow, a warren of compact streets are home to an impressive array of independent traders. From boutiques to bookshops and designer interiors to delicatessens, this great little city offers a unique shopping experience. The café culture is pretty impressive too, with hip coffee houses, artisan ice creameries and cocktail bars dotted across the centre.

There is a yearlong festival programme, weekly food markets and several art galleries, cultural events and historical attractions: 

Things to do in Truro

  • The Royal Cornwall Museum houses objects that reveal Cornwall’s history from prehistoric times through to its industrial triumphs with an Egyptian mummy thrown in for good measure. The museum runs events for families throughout the year and explorer packs are available for children at a small charge.  Admission charges apply - children free 
  • Visit Lemon Street Market home to some of Truro's most exciting and innovative small businesses. Here you can visit the Lander Gallery and  Coffee Shop hosting Cornish art spanning four centuries, pick up some Cornish grown fair trade and organic flowers at Daisy Roots and sample some  artisan breads and patisseries at Baker Tom 
  • Truro Cathedral’s gothic revival cathedral spectacularly illustrates the city’s prosperity in the 19th century. Copying the great cathedral builders of the medieval age, its huge spires soar over the city skyline, and inside there are some of the finest examples of Victorian stained glass in the UK 
  • Victoria Gardens, just two minutes walk along The Leats towards the railway viaduct from the city centre offers a haven of tranquility, with elegant gardens, fountain and traditional bandstand - perfect place for a picnic (steep paths in places) 
  • Owned by avid gardeners Wendy and Michael Perry, Bosvigo Gardens are just a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Filled with rare and unusual plants, vibrant blooms in the main garden contrast with the subtle shades of the courtyard plants and woodland walk. Open March to September on Monday/Wednesday/ Friday 11:00– 18:00 
  • Have a night out on the town at either the state of the art Plaza Cinema and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or catch a show at the Hall for Cornwall, a 1,000 seat theatre hosting star acts ranging from comedians Al Murray and Jimmy Carr to musicals like Blood Brothers and Avenue Q 
  • From the end of July to the beginning of September daily activities take place at the Hendra play area behind Victoria Gardens including bouncy castles and Punch and Judy laid on by Truro City Council. You’ll also hear local brass bands playing in the park’s bandstand at weekends during the summer 
  • If the family are up for taking sides and a bit of a competitive play then get in some ten pin bowling at Truro Bowl. Eight lanes of exciting strikes guaranteed 
  • Travel from Truro to Falmouth taking in the stunning Fal estuary scenery on a day trip with Enterprise Boats. The trip takes approximately one hour, with options to disembark at other locations on route and pick up the boat later.  For the return trip, catch a train back to Truro on the picturesque branch line from Falmouth

Useful Truro website links

Truro Tourist Information Centre
Whats on in Truro
Things to do Truro
Truro holiday accommodation
Truro hotels
Truro B&Bs
Truro camping
Truro caravan sites
Truro holiday parks
Truro self catering
Truro cottages
Map of Truro

Poldark connection:

Truro is often mentioned in Winston Graham’s books; and this Autumn experience an exclusive trail with Poldark’s TV Historian at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

The Royal Cornwall Museum is home to Poldark author Winston Graham’s handwritten manuscripts, the Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize, and even Winston Graham’s typewriter. Now this longstanding association with Poldark is taking a new turn at the Royal Cornwall Museum with a brand new trail of 18th Century objects curated by University of York Historian and Poldark TV series Historical Advisor, Dr Hannah Greig.

Getting the historical detail correct is critical in period drama which is where Dr Greig’s role has been pivotal to the TV phenomenon that’s swept the nation. The Royal Cornwall Museum’s collection of objects includes some of Cornwall’s best examples of 18th Century ceramics, furniture, glass, transport, paintings and sculpture. Hannah’s Poldark inspired trail not only combines highlights of the Museum’s collection but also her ‘behind the scenes’ knowledge of the TV series. This trail is designed for everyone aged 11 years upwards, children under 16 enjoy free entry.

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The Bay Tree is the most central guesthouse in Truro and is well known for its hospitality. 

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Stanton House is a late Georgian Grade II guesthouse a short walk away from Truro

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Thoughtfully designed self-contained annex ideally situated between Truro and Falmouth

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Elerkey House is situated in Cornwall amid the tranquil village of Veryan on the picturesque Roseland peninsula and will offer you a warm welcome in this fantastic guest house. 

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Four cottages just minutes from the coast path on the stunning Roseland Peninsula. Set in 20 acres, perfect for families, especially with small children. Green Tourism Gold Award. Optional Aga cooked evening meals delivered to your cottage.

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Degembris is a 16th century farmhouse offering family run B&B in the heart of Cornwall. Stunning views over patchwork fields, yet a short drive to the rugged north coast. Award winning breakfast to set you up for a day of exploring.

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Wheal Basset Farm is a unique place of traditional Cornish character; set in pasture with its own pond and stream that leads to the nearby sea. 'Old Basset' holiday accommodation is the original 17th century farmhouse.

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5 star contemporary holiday homes in quiet secluded valley, 10 min drive from Truro/Falmouth. Close to beaches, attractions, cycle trails. Indoor/outdoor pools, gym, squash/ tennis courts, restaurant. Dogs welcome in some pro

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