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About Truro

Nestling at the head of the River Fal sits Truro, the only city in Cornwall, a vibrant and artsy market town steeped in romance, myth and ghost stories. Filled with Regency-era architecture, it is a great place to go for a family holiday: you can take guided tours of the most haunted parts of the town, enjoy boat trips down the River Fal, browse the indoor market in Lemon Quay and head out-of-town to the long and beautiful stretch of the Cornish Riviera, where beaches abound beside jagged clifftops. The cathedral is really the epicentre of Truro and is well worth checking out, particularly because of the medieval and ornate southern aisle and Victorian-era stained glass windows. There are museums, contemporary art galleries, some great concert venues and a wonderful pedestrianised city centre lined with chic boutiques and cute cafes. Whether you're a family or a couple looking for a romantic getaway, Truro is for you. The best places to stay in Truro include a charmingly restored house blending the past with a chic regard for furnishings - ideal for a romantic getaway.

What not to miss

  • Check out the cathedral - gothic, with a great green spire, an ornate medieval southern aisle and Victorian stained glass windows. The majority was built at the turn of the century, and it is the heart of Truro.
  • Walk down Prince's Street and marvel at the Georgian townhouses, through to Lemon Street, where the same elegant 18th century architecture is in abundance.
  • Wander the pedestrianised city centre - there are a great many boutiques, cafes, small independent bookstores and fabulous gourmet restaurants.
  • Browse the indoor market at Lemon Quay and the farmers market nearby.
  • Head out-of-town to the Cornish Riviera and check out the wonderful beaches.
  • Take a boat trip down the River Fal.
  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Healey's Cider Farm.
  • Visit the Royal Cornwall Museum - a real treasure trove - boasting an Egyptian mummy, a range of geological artefacts and importantly, a 6th century inscribed Arthur's Stone...

Picturesque, remote and peaceful, Truro is a quintessential romantic getaway, but families love it too because of the fun range of activities and easy-going pace-of-life. Browse our list of the best places to stay in Truro and start planning your trip.

The best places to stay in Truro

Historic

  • The Alverton is a beautifully restored house with rooms that perfectly mix the old and the new. Expect Farrow and Ball painted walls, chic contemporary furniture and plenty of charm coming from the original features. The restaurant is noteworthy too.

For an apartment or cottage

  • For self-catering accomodation, check out our partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • The best time to visit Truro is during the summer months, when the average high is around 19 degrees celsius.
  • Fly to Newquay Cornwall Airport, and then take a train to Truro - the journey being roughly 1h 20 minutes.
  • If you want to rent a car, which we'd strongly advise if you want to get out and about, contact our partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Truro

  • The Alverton Truro (South Cornwall) 50 rooms from £107

    Local exploring  -  Truro is on your doorstep and the rugged landscapes and sights of Cornwall within easy reach.
    Great walks  -  Take walks along the scenic coast of Roseland Peninsula.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
    RestaurantGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A sprawling pile of a house set in a secluded spot within Truro. Beautifully restored throughout the rooms perfectly mix the old and the new. Expect Farrow and Ball painted walls, chic contemporary furniture and plenty of charm coming from the original features. The restaurant is noteworthy too. See More

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