As the only city in Cornwall and the most southern in the UK, Truro is the main hub for entertainment and retail in the whole of Cornwall. Here, you’ll find shops, art galleries, restaurants and festivals in abundance, as well as a wealth of history and architecture. As such, Truro is a top quality holiday destination in West Cornwall.
With its cathedral towering high above the city, this Georgian style building leaves you with lovely memories of Truro holidays spent in the city, walking around Lemon Street Market or cycling along the riverbanks. As Truro was once a bustling market town, its well worth visiting the Pannier Market which is open all year round, where you can pick up everything from delicious local produce to hand crafted gifts.
The city maintains much of its historic charm and the selection of entertainment venues means that you will always be amused during a holiday in Truro. The Hall for Cornwall is now the most popular venue for hosting music and entertainment in the county and The Royal Cornwall Museum gives a good insight into the history of the county and is well worth a visit.
Throughout the year, Truro’s calendar boasts a variety of top events. During two weeks in March and April, the city comes alive with its arts, music and culture festival, where you can enjoy and take part in a variety of performances, exhibitions and workshops. If you happen to be staying during the festive season, then make sure to look out for the Winter Festival and its paper lantern parade, known as the City of Lights Procession.
Also in Truro, you’ll find the picturesque River Fal, which you can make the most of by either strolling alongside the river during town and country walks, or instead admire from the water itself with a peaceful boat trip. There’s even the Fal Autumn Walking Festival too, which is a wonderful way to get involved and see some of the spectacular scenery the area has to offer.
Staying in Truro will also make the ideal base for exploring the rest of the county. Both the north and south coast beaches are only 30 minutes away by car and within easy reach are attractions such as The Eden Project and Trelissick Garden. You’ll also be nearby to popular towns including Newquay, Portreath and Falmouth, where you can marvel at one of the largest natural harbours in the world, ride the waves in the UK’s best surfing hotspot or simply relax on one of the golden sandy beaches.
The city maintains much of its historic charm and the selection of entertainment venues means that you will always be amused during a holiday in Truro
For a holiday in Cornwall that gives you the experience of the countryside with all the modern benefits of the city, Truro is the place to go. We have the perfect accommodation for your city break, whether that is a hotel, B&B, Holiday Park or cosy cottage.