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Holidays in Truro

Pannier and livestock markets still thrive in this pretty market town

Truro, a lively cathedral city and the only city in Cornwall is full of charm and character. As you wander around the cobbled streets of the main square you will see a variety of lovely shops, boutiques and restaurants to enjoy. The pannier markets offer delicious local produce and a chance to taste the flavours of Cornwall.

Victoria Gardens, Hendra and Boscawen parks are wonderful outside spaces and our selection of holiday cottages will put you within easy reach of these parks and the riverside for gentle relaxation and fresh air.

The City is well known for its Cathedral located in it’s heart. Towering above the city it forms a spectacular skyline and is open to the public. The Royal Cornwall Museum is a must when visiting the City, the collection of information on Cornish history is intriguing.

Locally you can enjoy a range of entertainment, the vibrant streets often ring with the sounds of lively buskers and performers, with a good selection of live music to enjoy.

This is the perfect location from which you can visit both the North and South coasts offering a huge selection of beaches and coves. On the North coast you will find long stretches of sandy beach at Portreath and Porthtowan both very popular with surfers and only a 30-minute drive from Truro. On the South coast a host of hidden bays can be explored as well as the more renowned beaches from Pentewan and Polstreath at Mevagissey to Portloe at Veryan Bay. Falmouth, which is 10 miles from Truro, also offers several delightful beaches. The highly acclaimed Eden Project is just a short drive away and the Lands End and Lizard peninsulas are easily accessed from Truro.

The keen golfer will be able to enjoy a range of courses at Truro, Killiow, Perranporth, Falmouth and Holywell Bay golf clubs. Other activities can be enjoyed at the Truro Leisure Centre in the pools, fitness suite and sports hall. In the evenings enjoy a film at the Plaza Cinema or watch an event at The Hall for Cornwall, Cornwall’s leading theatre and concert venue.

Further afield there are many sites of interest to visit, many owned by the National Trust. St Mawes Castle, St Anthony Head and Trewithen Gardens are all within a short drive. The beautiful gardens at Bosvigo and Trelissick are also well worth a visit.

The Tulip festival is held every year on the long May weekend and celebrates the coming of Summer.

While you’re there

Truro Cathedral

A must see unexpected treasure in the heart of Cornwall.

Hall for Cornwall

A thriving theatre in the heart of Truro with great performances and events.

Royal Cornwall Museum

Discover a variety of artefacts from an unwrapped mummy to roman pottery remains.

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