Truro is a hugely popular spot in Cornwall thanks to the wide range of activities available. To help inspire you, here are just some of the best things to do during your visit.
Activities in Truro
One of the most beloved attractions in Truro is Trelissick, a National Trust house and garden perched on the Fal estuary. The views are out of this world, and visitors flock here to enjoy the walking trails and gardens. The house is also open to the public and offers a local art gallery, plant shop, café and restaurant. It is less than a 10-minute drive from our Truro hotel, or you can catch a ferry along the estuary from Truro city centre.
Another popular park in Truro is Boscawen Park in the city centre. Overlooking the River Truro, this is a great spot for families to enjoy a few hours of fun, with tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket field, as well as climbing frames, swings and adventure trails.
If you are looking for something to do for grown-ups, then we recommend a visit to Skinner’s Brewery on Newham Road. Here you can take a behind the scenes tour of this successful Cornish brewery, which has grown to become a national distributor of award-winning ales and beer. As you discover the Skinner’s process, you will be given samples of their products as well as a Cornish pasty to accompany them.
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
If a Skinner’s Brewery tour takes your fancy, you may also be interested in visiting Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm in Penhallow, just outside the city. As well as guided tours of the orchards and brewery, you can take advantage of the other facilities, which include a café and restaurant, farm shop and a courtyard full of farm animals.
Heading back to the city centre, and to one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in Cornwall, we recommend Truro Cathedral. Built between 1890 and 1910, it is a magnificent Gothic Revival style building. Whether you wish to attend a service or just admire its beauty from outside, it is a must-see landmark in the city.
Royal Cornwall Museum
Just around the corner from the cathedral, on River Street, is the Royal Cornwall Museum. Here you can explore thousands of artefacts relating to Cornish history and culture throughout the years, as well as a superb art gallery. There are also regular visiting exhibitions here, so it is well worth checking what’s on during your stay.
When visiting Truro, it would be wrong not to take advantage of the stunning Cornish coastline that surrounds the area. Our pick of the best beaches is Trevaunance Cove in the nearby village of St. Agnes, around 10 miles from Truro. This suntrap is a former harbour turned tourist attraction where visitors come to enjoy the golden sands and explore the caves. There is a lifeguard during the summer months, as well as a beach shop, pub and café.