Things to do in Truro

Discover Truro, a picturesque gem nestled in the heart of Cornwall. Truro is Cornwall's only city, and whilst it may be small, there's plenty to keep you busy during your stay. It boasts an abundance of outdoor space, from formal parks and gardens to enchanting woodland. The city is also the retail hub of the county, with an eclectic mix of independent and high street retailers.

Truro's heritage is evident in historic architecture, delightful parks and public spaces but at the same time is contemporary, quirky and unique, always welcoming and often surprising.

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Truro Cathedral

A Cornish city break

Our Great Little City offers an array of activities for all visitors. For many, it's the destination for a little retail therapy. With indoor markets, and award-winning outdoor farmers market, and a large mix of independent and high-street stores, it's no wonder this city is so popular with shoppers.

Away from the shops, the city has so much to offer. Spend some time at Cornwall's only cathedral, which is free to visit, or learn something new at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

Victoria Gardens
Truro Cathedral
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Boscawen Park

Our Great Green City

Pockets of green space are dotted throughout the city. Victoria Gardens and Boscawen Park are only minutes away from the city centre, offering a peaceful escape. Dine alfresco with tasty treats from the cafes, or pack a picnic and enjoy the tranquility of these parks and gardens.

A short stroll from the city centre you will find various woodlands just waiting to be explored. Daubuz Moor and Glasteinan Woods are both havens for wildlife, whilst Coosebean Woodland is home to magical creatures on the Enchanted Trail. Take the little ones to explore the magical creatures that lie behind the fairy doors, the perfect free acitvity in the city!

Our Great Little City offers an unforgettable blend of tradition and modernity. Immerse yourself in Truro's rich heritage, from its stunning cathedral to its quaint cobbled streets, and enjoy everything this chic city can offer. Plan your city break today and find things to do in Truro.

  • Of course! The city is famous for its ancient, cobbled and narrow streets with a range of stunning architecture featuring Gothic and Georgian styles. Central to the city centre is the Victorian Cathedral whilst all around it are a selection of independent shops, cafe's and restaurants.

    With a recently refurbished theatre, cinema and loads of lovely pubs, Truro is a great place to spend a night or two, with the added bonus that it's no distance to drive to a beach during the day, either of the north or south coast.

  • Yes, Truro is Cornwall's only city. It has a population of around 21,000 people and is famous for it's gothic architecture and paved streets. A pleasant place to spend the day shopping or visiting the Royal Cornwall Museum. In the evening there are plenty of bars and restaurants, a cinema and the Hall for Cornwall theatre.

  • Yes, it's called The Plaza and is an independently owned cinema situated on Lemon Street. Built in 1936 in an art deco style, it now has five screens.

  • Admission to the iconic Cathedral, situated in the heart of Truro is free. However, a donation towards the building upkeep is always welcomed. Current opening times are 10.00 - 17.00 every day (Mon-Sat) and 11.30 - 16.00 (Sun). Visiting times can be subject to change.

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