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Truro The official City of Truro guide 2013

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Welcome to Truro! at the head of the fal river is Truro, Cornwall’s capital. As the most southerly city in mainland Britain, Truro is quite unlike any other place. it is the point where three rivers, the allen, the Kenwyn and the Tinney, come together to form the Truro river. This made it an important trading centre from as early as the 12th century.

filled with colour having won Gold in the South West in Bloom awards for the past three years. as the commercial centre for cornwall, Truro boasts a wide range of accommodation and excellent transport links by road, rail and even river.

Nowadays Truro has become a thriving community which boasts a vibrant and beautiful city centre filled with wonderful shops, places to eat and culture in all forms. Truro is also a city Don’t miss

Whatever your reason for visiting Truro: pleasure, business or just a shopping trip, take a few moments to soak up the atmosphere; meander through the mews and cobbled streets and take in all that it has to offer.

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Contents 12 Reasons to Visit


Parks & Gardens


Where to stay? City Centre Area Self Catering Camping

Things to do


Food & Drink


What’s On




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Truro TourisT informaTion Centre

Buy your Fal Mussel Card Visitor HErE

Gives unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel around the river on ferries, buses and trains.

come and visit the Tourist information centre, situated in Boscawen Street (under the Town clock), where our staff can offer friendly and helpful advice for: -

local and national accommodation booking advice on planning excursions and activities advance purchase eden tickets wide selection of gift ideas, cds, maps, guides, books, stamps, walking & cycling touring guides and souvenirs

municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street, Truro, cornwall Tr1 2Ne t: 01872 274555 f: 01872 263031 email:

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12 reasons to visit Truro One day won’t be enough for you to discover all that Truro has to offer. So we’ve put together a snap shot of our favourites with something to enjoy however long you have.

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12 reaSoNS To viSiT Truro

12 reasons To visiT Truro


Truro CaThedral

shopping experienCe Truro has an eclectic mix of well-known high street names and independent specialist shops. Pydar mews is the place to go if you’re looking for unusual gifts and jewellery whilst the shops around victoria Square and little castle Street sell original clothing and homeware. Truro’s two undercover markets house a multitude of innovative small businesses. The Pannier market, off lemon Quay, has over 40 stalls selling handcrafted gifts and a wide range of local produce whilst lemon Street market has a gallery and café as well as an artisan bakery and a speciality cornish food shop. There is a weekly flea market in city hall and every Wednesday and Saturday the farmers’ market sets up on lemon Quay, showcasing fantastic cornish food.


No visit to Truro is complete without taking in the magnificence of the cathedral, with its three soaring spires forming an iconic part of the city’s skyline. Standing serenely amid the bustle of the city centre, the cathedral holds daily services throughout the week and offers guided tours

for those who’d like to delve deeper into its fascinating history. The cathedral also hosts a wide range of special events including concerts and art exhibitions. in the chapter house, the restaurant serves delicious lunches and teas in relaxing surroundings and the shop sells a range of gifts and books.

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Hall for Cornwall Offering a fantastic selection of shows catering for all tastes, Hall for Cornwall is the county’s premier theatre and arts venue. You might choose a touring West End show, a high profile stand up comedian or a world-class dance or music performance. There are special productions for children during

school holidays and an annual pantomime at Christmas. Located in the centre of the city and surrounded by bars and restaurants, a trip to Hall for Cornwall has all the makings of a memorable day or evening out. For a full listing of what’s on, details of exclusive offers and online booking, visit

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In June 2011, on Lemon Quay, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, who grew up in Truro and still has a home in Cornwall, unveiled the city’s newest piece of art. Standing 15ft tall and weighing two-and-a-half tonnes, the Tim Shaw designed sculpture was created as a symbol and celebration of Cornish culture. Shaw described his adopted county, Cornwall, as a place whose drum beats differently to anywhere else. He said of the sculpture, The ball on which the figure balances relates to the sea, earth and the bright moon that shines across expansive night skies. The decision to use the ball was inspired by the quay’s circular paving design, which refers to the tidal water beneath it. The ball suggests both a sea buoy and the globe across which a great many Cornish people migrated to find work.”

Royal Cornwall Museum

5 The Royal Cornwall Museum is an essential place to come to if you’re fascinated by Cornwall” Kurt Jackson, artist If you want to see an unwrapped Egyptian mummy, explorers’ medicine chest and a wide range of Cornish and British art then head to the Royal Cornwall Museum. In our British Museum partnership gallery you can build a Greek temple, have a go in our ‘Mummy Factory’

and crack ancient codes. The natural history gallery introduces the plants, fungi and animals of Cornwall and there’s the opportunity to get up close to specimens. We have an internationally significant mineral collection on permanent display and for 2013 an excellent exhibition of St Ives art from 1840-1940. In the main gallery you can meet the Cornish Giant, see the Mylor Hoard and learn about Cornish history from 400,000 BC to the present day. Exhibitions are complemented by a programme of activities ranging from children’s workshops to lunchtime talks. Children (aged 18 and under) visit free. Adults £5 – pay once and get in free for a whole year! To find out what’s on visit www.royalcornwallmuseum.

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12 reaSoNS To viSiT Truro

Save 27 miles on a round trip Every 20 mins, 7 days a week, 364 days a year DEPARTS (Every 20 minutes)

From the Truro side (Feock): On the hour, twenty-past and twenty-to From the St Mawes side (Philleigh): Ten-past, half-past and ten-to TIMETABLES Winter (October 1st - March 31st) :Mon - Sat: 0720 to 1930 - Sun & Bank Hols: 0900 - 1930 Summer (April 1st to Sept 30th): Mon - Sat: 0720 to 2130 - Sun & Bank Hols: 0900 - 2130

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Green spaces


the fal river

Truro’s Victoria Gardens were created to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1898. Hidden amongst the exotic shrubs, flowers and trees are waterfalls, picnic areas and playgrounds. The bandstand plays host to a brass band on Sunday afternoons during the summer months.

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Sports fans will love Boscawen Park with its eight tennis courts, three football pitches and a cricket pitch. There is also a large play area for children consisting of climbing frames, trails, swings and slides.

The city of Truro is located at the confluence of the rivers Kenwyn, Tinney and Allen which join to form the Truro River at the Town Quay and then later the Fal River which leads to the sea. It is this inland position at the head of the river that made Truro one of the key ports in Cornwall from the 14th century onwards and despite a decline in size and trade the port is still active. Today, however,


leisure is the main activity on the Fal River and each year thousands of visitors flock to explore what is now Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. Regular boat services depart from Truro to a number of locations on the river including Trelissick Gardens (NT), Smugglers Cottage, Falmouth & St Mawes. For more info on a day out on the river see page 61 or go to

Cafe culture Although the larger franchised coffee shops can be found in Truro it is worth looking out for the smaller, independent businesses dotted throughout the city. Step back in time and try Charlotte’s Tea House where you’ll be greeted by chandeliers and Victorian tranquility. Art lovers will love the Truro Arts Café and

Chair of the Truro in Bloom committee, Richard Argall, said:

Shop on River Street. Located next to the Royal Cornwall Museum it is the ideal place to relax and be inspired. Try something different at the 108 Coffee Shops which, without forgetting the mainstay of a good coffee shop (i.e. delicious homemade cakes and free wifi), introduced contemporary brewing methods and an everchanging coffee range to Truro.

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12 Reasons to visit Truro


Clean city/ Truro in Bloom


History and Heritage

Truro is proud of the many awards gracing the trophy cabinet for its outside spaces and in 2012 won Gold in the South West in Bloom contest. The competition aims to find the regions most attractive towns and cities. Businesses in Truro get involved with colourful hanging basket and bedding displays. Truro has even represented the South West on two occasions in the national finals of the contest. In 2011 the city was also awarded the coveted Gold award in the cities category of the Clean Britain Awards promoted by the British Cleaning Council.

Cornwall’s capital city has a fascinating past. Steeped in history, Truro made its mark on the map in medieval times gaining prosperity as a leading Stannary town producing and shipping out locally produced tin and copper. The (then) town attracted wealthy inhabitants who built fine houses, and elegant examples of Georgian architecture can still be seen here today. The once bustling port was originally situated where Victoria Square is today, moving to Lemon Quay (named after the leading merchants, the Lemon family) before relocating to Boscawen Park where it remains. In 1877 Queen Victoria granted city status and to this day Truro remains the county’s only city; continuing to flourish into the 21st century as the lively administrative and retail centre of Cornwall.

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Events/Festivals Throughout the year Truro enjoys a range of different events and festivals showcasing the diversity and artistic talent that can be found within Cornwall. Autumn is the busiest festival season and a fantastic time to visit. This year the festival season kicks off with the inaugural Truro Festival in March and April which will bring together art, photography and performance. In August the city’s Be Active Festival will get you moving whilst the 3-day

Cornwall Food & Drink Festival will once again celebrate Cornish produce with live performances, exhibitors and plenty of opportunity to taste local delights! In November The City of Lights illuminates Truro with a dazzling procession of tissue lanterns floating through the streets. Youth groups, professional artists and local schoolchildren carry the lanterns and during the evening Christmas lights are turned on making for a magical ambience.


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Truro is home to the unmissable Skinner’s Brewery. Tours are run for groups or individuals during the afternoon and evenings Monday to Friday, from Easter until October. The brewery itself is just a short walk from the main shopping area. During the tour you can relax in the atmospheric visitors’ centre whilst sampling Skinner’s award winning range of famous Cornish caskconditioned ales. Each brew is named after characters from Cornish folklore and one to look out for is Betty Stogs, which has won more awards nationally and locally than any other Cornish beer. If you are more of a lager fan be sure to try Skindog Cornish lager, named after the chief executive’s professional surfer son, Ben ‘Skindog’ Skinner.

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Departing Truro Town Quay 7 days a week Calling at: Smugglers Cottage, Trelissick, Falmouth and St Mawes

Tickets available from Truro Tourist Information Centre on Boscawen Street or the Enterprise Ticket Office on Town Quay (Next to Penrose Outdoors). See page 71 for more information.


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Things to do There’s something for all the family in Truro – great open spaces, the museum and one of the country’s leading theatres. You can even take a brewery tour and sample some legendary Cornish ales.

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Your ticket to a great night out... The Imperial Ice Stars

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Fri 13th December to Sat 11th January 2014

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Discovery Quay, Falmouth 01326 313388

Royal coRnwall museum Discover Cornwall’s unique culture from the ancient past to the present day as well as artefacts from Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Explore magnificent minerals, archaeology and natural history along with our impressive collection of Cornish art and British decorative art. Our year round family trail encourages children (and their adults) to don pith-helmets and become adventurers. Every gallery has child-friendly exhibits. With a busy schedule of activities, talks and lectures throughout the year, along with exciting exhibitions, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Mon – Sat 10am-4:45pm Closed Sun and Bank Holidays Children (aged 18 and under) visit free. River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ T. 01872 272205


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ThiNGS To Do

Truro City Council

St Georges Rd, Hendra (just past the viaduct) Open all year and free to use

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The perfect short break Limited on Time? here are some ideas to help you get the most out of your stay.

8 hours For the whistle stop visit why not start the day with coffee and pastries at the Truro Arts Café on River Street. located right next to the museum, it is also close to Truro’s independent quarter filled with shops you won’t normally find on the high street.

after setting yourself up for the day, pop next door to the royal cornwall museum to indulge yourself in cornwall’s past and get to know cornwall’s oldest resident, iset-tayef-nakht, a 2500 year old egyptian mummy. for lunch, Saffron on Quay Street serves up locally sourced, simple yet elegant food cooked to perfection with a very relaxed atmosphere.

after lunch why not meander through the town and take a stroll through victoria Gardens just off edward Street to see why Truro is so proud of its Gold medal winning parks. charlotte’s Tea house, on the corner of Princes Street and Duke Street, is a must for tea and cake, served up with victorian charm or why not treat yourself to one of their famous high-teas.

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24 Hours

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If you’re staying a bit longer then no overnight trip to Truro is complete without taking in a show at The Hall For Cornwall. mannings, located nearby, offers ‘early sitting’ theatre deals so you can dine in style before the show. When you’re ready for bed, Truro has a wide range of great places to stay from city centre hotels to cosy rural B&Bs .

48 Hours If you have 48 hours in Truro then a trip down the river is a must. leaving from Town Quay, you can catch a ferry to falmouth or St mawes, stopping off at Trelissick Gardens en-route to get some of the most stunning views in england down the river fal and out to sea. upon returning to the capital, don’t forget that Truro cathedral hosts a wide variety of concerts in the evenings. What better way to relax after a busy day sightseeing?

Cornwall’s Cathedral welcomes you Ten reasons to visit Truro Cathedral 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Free Entry Children’s trails and craft activities Stunning architecture and Stained Glass Find the church within a church Range of daily Services Free guided tours and organ recitals Cornish Saints in glass, wood and stone Wide ranging Events programme The home of Nine Lessons and Carols Superb Shop and Restaurant

Truro Cathedral

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Parks & Gardens 2012 saw Truro win Gold at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain In Bloom Awards. The stunning floral displays and hanging baskets, at their prime during spring and summer, are lovingly tended by an army of 18 green-fingered people who work solidly all year round to ensure the city is clean and colourful. head down the river towards Malpas and you will find Boscawen Park, Truro’s largest open space which is popular

with sports enthusiasts, families and those just wanting a gentle stroll. The river-walk has exercise equipment for those wanting to work up a sweat and the children’s play equipment will keep the little ones occupied for a while. it also boasts spectacular landscaped gardens with attractive floral displays. closer to the city centre are victoria gardens, Truro’s

hidden gem. in the shadow of the magnificent viaduct, they were created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen victoria. a short walk from victoria Gardens are waterfall gardens near St George’s church and hendra Park, which is home to the hugely popular skate park.


Artists have been flocking to Cornwall for many years to take advantage of the unique light and beautiful scenery. as a result, there is a thriving artistic community in the Duchy which is well represented in Truro in the galleries below.

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Day trips to the

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Unlock the hidden treasures of the River Fal by hiring one of our self drive boats for a few hours or a whole day. Explore the natural creeks and inlets and see the wildlife. Stop at one of the famous pubs for a drink or a meal. Alternatively take your own picnic and use the visitors pontoons situated in some of the prettiest areas of the river. View shipping of all nationalities in one of the largest and most picturesque harbours in the world. No experience needed and full instruction is given. It’s simple, safe family fun! Custom House Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3JT T. 07951 610 247

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Food & drink

The traditional Cornish Cream Tea is legendary and with a wealth of quirky yet quality eateries in Truro there is lots to choose from.

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chaRloTTe’s VicToRian Tea house



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We are a traditional delicatessen, offering cheeses, meats and other fine delicacies from around the world, as well as a large local and homemade produce selection. UK Tea Guild Award of Excellence 20022012. Situated on the first floor of Coinage Hall, a Grade II listed building dating back to the 17th century.

topped with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream. The lunch menu features homemade soups, freshly cut sandwiches, baked potatoes, quiches, salads, omelettes, brunches and vegetarian dishes all freshly prepared in our kitchens.

Serving Leaf Teas, including our House blend, Assam, Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Ceylon. A range of herbal, green and flavoured infusions including Tregothnan Open Mon-Sat 10am - 4.45pm Cornish Leaf Teas. We serve Lavazza bean to cup coffee and Charlotte’s cream teas 1 Boscawen Street, Truro, TR1 2QU feature home made strawberry jam and on 01326 T. 01872 263706 Bookings and information 741 194 or at delicious Charlotte’s freshly baked scones ENTERPRISE

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Locally famed for the finest Cornish pasties, we also have delightful tea rooms on the first floor with city views and delicious food & drink. Open Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm Sun 11am - 4pm

15 Victoria Square, Truro, TR1 2RU T. 01872279394

cafe uniiqua


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The finest fish & chip café in town using locally grown potatoes and sustainably sourced fish. We also offer a wide selection of jacket potatoes , salads and burgers. Small portions are available for the not so big eaters! Fully licensed, using local beer and cider. Now with free wi-fi. Bookings taken for evening parties.

Based in Truro’s city centre, Café Uniiqua has fantastic views over bustling Boscawen Street. Be tempted by homemade cakes, tasty paninis, light lunches and tapas served all day, freshly prepared using local and organic produce. Enjoy Fairtrade, bourbon blend coffee in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with papers, magazines, games and free Wi-fi. Why not enjoy a smoothie or herbal tea whilst sitting around our large reclaimed farmhouse table with family and friends. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan catered for. Take Away available Open Mon- Sat 8am-6pm Sun 10am-4pm.

Open Mon - Sat Rest : 11.30am - 8pm T/Away: 11.30am - 9pm

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108 coffee House

At 108, our purpose is to brew and serve specialty coffee at its best. Our baristas are trained to the highest level and take pride in every coffee we create, using the best equipment available. We also sell a range of home made cakes using locally sourced ingredients, and fresh pastries from Da Bara Bakery.


A licensed wholefood restaurant and tea room where all the food is prepared and cooked on the premises. Fodders serves a variety of fresh foods including fish, meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. A limited take-away is available at a 10% discount.

Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm Sat 8am-6pm Twitter: @108_coffee Facebook:

Our Espresso Bar serves homemade locally sourced food and Origin Coffee. Follow us on Twitter @FoddersTruro

Such is the demand for our coffees we now have two outlets in the city centre. One in the artisan quarter on Kenwyn Street and the other in the media district on Malpas Road, right next door to BBC Radio Cornwall.

1. Artisan Quarter, 108c Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3DJ 2. Media District, Trafalgar House, Malpas Road, Truro, TR1 1QH T. 07800 585944 / 07582 339636

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Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm Sat 9am - 5pm Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 271384



Freshly cooked, vegetarian and vegan cuisine in a vibrant Café environment. Take-away available. Open Mon - Sat 9am-4pm Just a short walk from the city centre, our licensed cafe is the perfect place to relax & unwind. Open from 9am serving breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea, all freshly prepared using the tastiest locally sourced ingredients You can also enjoy your meal “alfresco” in our beautiful courtyard garden! We are also open in the evenings on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - perfect if you are coming into Truro for the cinema or a show. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for news, updates & daily specials. Open Mon to Wed 9am-5pm Thu to Sat 9am-9pm

In the heart of the city Duke Street Sandwich Deli is ideally placed to offer all that is best about Cornwall with a lovely outside seating area to relax in.

105 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3BX T. 01872 278622

Open from 8am for fresh crepes, breakfast baguettes and freshly squeezed orange juice. All our sandwiches and salads are made fresh everyday using Cornish products. We also have a range of gorgeous homemade cakes to accompany our fabulous Origin Coffee or specialist cold drinks. Open 8am-4pm Mon-Sat           10am-3pm Sun

The One eyed cat

15 Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3BU T. 01872 271540

10 Duke Street, Truro. TR1 2QE T: 01872 320025

116 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 222122


Truro’s original Bar & Brasserie, located in a wonderfully converted, Grade II listed chapel. Open 7 days a week 12am - Late


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SAFFRON Restaurant

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Freshly prepared seasonal food throughout the day overlooking Cathedral Green. Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4pm, Sat 9.30am - 4pm Chapter House, Truro Cathedral, TR1 2AY T. 01872 245 011. Now under new ownership and recently refurbished with a cosy, yet contemporary feel, Saffron boasts a regularly changing menu that focuses on seasonal flavours and local Cornish produce. As Head Chef of Saffron for over 10 years, NikTinney creates an exciting and innovative à la carte menu based around fresh Cornish ingredients, sourcing many from small farms and growers in the area.

price. On Saturdays brunch is served until 4pm, which features the infamous ‘10 Deadly Sins’ Cornish breakfast. Experience a warm welcome and exceptional cuisine at this intimate venue in the heart of Truro. Saffron is available for private hire.

Don’t miss the popular pre theatre menu, served between 5pm-6:45pm, which offers a set choice of Saffron favourites at an excellent

5 Quay Street , Truro, TR1 2HB T. 01872 263 771

Ye Olde ale house


Open Mon to Sat 10am – 3:30pm and 5:30pm – 10pm This famous old Truro Pub is Skinner’s very own Brewery Tap situated in the heart of the City and prides itself in serving some of the best Real Ale in Truro.



As well as serving a full range of Skinner’s Fine Cornish Ales brewed just half a mile away from the pub, Ye Olde Ale House has a constantly changing list of guest Ales & Cider for your delight. The pub has a unique, bygone times atmosphere with sawdust on the oak floors and complimentary monkey nuts for its discerning customers!

The Arts Café sits inside the Royal Cornwall Museum and Truro Arts Company, with plenty of seating for morning coffees, long lunches, or afternoon tea.

Relax on a sofa by the log burner with a daily paper or there is alfresco dining in the sunny courtyard. Toys and colouring-in are on hand for young ones and there is a full children’s menu.

Colourful salads, homemade soup, jackets, quiches and paninis are all made to order, or choose from an array of homemade cakes and fresh scones.

The café serves wine and beer and is available for private hire. Free wifi. Open Mon to Sat 9am – 5pm

Cornish coffee roasters Origin provide the Arabica beans - freshly ground for each cup and loose leaf tea is served in quirky tea pots.

26 River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ T. 01872 274 974

Lunches are served daily with black skillets and ‘hot hands of bread’ a speciality. It has a superb wine list and prides itself on serving the best Italian coffee in town. Open Mon – Thurs 11am - 11pm Fri & Sat 11am - 1am Sun Midday -10:30pm Lunches served Monday to Saturday 12.00 – 3.00 pm 7 Quay Street, Truro, TR1 2HD T: 01872 271122

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Shopping There’s something special about the shopping experience in Truro.

The compact city centre, complete with its opeways and alleys, leads you to secret corners where you can always find something unusual from an array of independent stores. We’re also well served by national chain stores so you’ll still find your favourite products from familiar brands.

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Visit Uneeka.home for handcrafted, sustainable furniture, lighting and soft furnishings. Uneeka.home, City Road, Truro, TR1 2JL free customer parking


RIVER TRIPS FROM TRURO Sailing 7 days a week to Smugglers, Trelissick, Falmouth and St Mawes


Great value with a Fal Mussel Card

Bookings and information on 01326 741 194 or at


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coTTon mills Cotton Mills is an interiors, fabric and furnishings business specialising in supplying the highest quality fabrics and services at the best prices. Experienced staff are at hand in the showroom in People’s Palace, Truro (opposite TK Maxx) to help guide you through any project from concept to completion. Cotton Mills curtain and upholstery fabrics range from bargain clearance and stock to stunning designer brands meaning that there is a unique scheme to be found to match any budget. They also stock and make all of the accessories needed to complete your look from poles and headboards to cushions and throws. Opening times and days: Mon-Sat 9am – 5.30pm Peoples Palace, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 2AZ T. 01872 278545

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Health food shop with a wide range of products aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Truro Wool is the only dedicated knitting and crochet shop in Truro. We stock a wide range of knitting yarns including Stylecraft, James C Brett and Artesano as well as all the accessories you would expect, including needles, patterns and counters. Our knitting and crochet experts are always on hand to answer your queries and we hold regular knitting and crochet clinics where you can meet up with other like-minded crafters. We’re also planning some more informal knitting get-togethers in the near future – come along, bring your current project and share hints and tips! 2 St Mary’s St Mews Truro TR1 2BE T. 07877303818

105 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3BX T. 01872 278622

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Huge art and craft supply store, café, framing, exhibitions, workshops. Monday –Saturday 9am – 5:30pm 26 River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ T. 01872 240 567

Furniture & Interiors to enhance your living space. Solid furniture ranges handcrafted from quality, sustainable hardwoods. Choose from a vast selection to suit all tastes. From tables & chairs, bookcases and beds to table lamps, curtains and throws you’ll find everything at Uneeka Home. We have the largest selection of lighting Truro has to offer, plus stunning soft furnishings, rugs and design led homeware to complement your home. Free on-site parking, nationwide delivery and the option to try before you buy. Open Mon -Sat 10am - 6pm Princess Chula House, City Road, TR1 2JL T. 01872 888538

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ShoPPiNG - PaNNier marKeT

Pannier Market The market is a vibrant and diverse shopping experience! Open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, the main entrance can be found facing lemon Quay. foddeRs


A licensed wholefood restaurant and tea room where all the food is prepared and cooked on the premises. Fodders serves a variety of fresh foods including fish, meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. A limited take-away is available at a 10% discount. Our Espresso Bar serves homemade locally sourced food and Origin Coffee. Follow us on Twitter @FoddersTruro Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm Sat 9am - 5pm Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 271384

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A wide selection of remote control models, die cast model cars , Hornby, Airfix & Hombrol paints & accessories.

• Range of watches, • Fit watch batteries • Souvenirs & Gifts • Zippo Lighters • Friendly service.

Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2AY T. 01872 276738 / 07796 762701

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Bouquets, handties, arrangements, funeral tributes, contract work, weddings. Local, national and international deliveries.

Magical Mystical Gifts. Dragons, Buddha, Angels, Dreamcatchers, Greenman, Crystals, Pendle Witches. Tarot Readings Available.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 225577

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The maRkeT sock shop

Stocking a large range of 24 mouldings from bare woods to more traditional - including standard square and panoramic sizes.

Stocking a large range of light bulbs inc old type, batteries & hoover bags plus everything for your electrical needs.

Socks, hosiery, hats, shoes, gloves and scarves.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 320139

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J5 Truro Shoe Repairs


Human Hair Extensions • Hair Pieces • Hair Accessories • Cosmetics • Scarves • Home Consultation • Mail Order • Retail.

See Michele at Burgess China for a large selection of ovenware, tableware, glassware & wickerware. Hire service also available.

Large selection of laces, insoles, polishes, dyes, key cutting while you wait. Repairs to all makes of shoes. Zips replaced.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 261810

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 222101

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 07795 598406

Mobile World




Music Nostalgia


Fast mobile phone repairs, unlocking service, hands-free, car kits, accessories, batteries, fascias, memory cards etc.

With many years experience in the mobility scooter industry, we will help you make the right choice.

CDs, Vinyl, music DVDs, posters etc. Classical, Jazz, Easy Listening to most Rock styles, Reggae, Soul, 60s, 70s, 80s etc. New & Used

Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 276888 / 07812 341238

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 277266

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martin’s bakery

Dingly-dangly, sparkly, shiny, flowery, feathery, fairy, floaty, frivolous, fabulous, glittery, glitzy, gorgeous gifts for girls.

Tin ware, tin hire, boards, household gadgets, icing colourings and birthday decoration.

A family of traditional bakers since 1865 & winners of the Western Region bread and confectionery championship 2011/12.

Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 223757

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Large selection of bedlinen, towels and tea towels galore! Embroidered baby gifts, clothing repairs and alterations.

Knitting wools, sewing threads, beads, sequins etc.

Family butcher in Truro. For a first class range of Cornish beef, lamb and pork. Proud to serve all locally sourced meat.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 275034

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 07804 652027

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Real food, real shopping, real Truro Lemon Street Market is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Go to for more information about all the traders.

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A local independent café serving organic Fairtrade coffee, teas, smoothies and delicious affordable good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

A friendly, licensed café, serving outstanding coffee, teas, breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas in unique and stylish surroundings.

Our gallery offers classic and contemporary art with a large selection of locally produced crafts. Exhibitions regularly on show.

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T: 01872 222251

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 275218

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Greenhouse has a surprising selection of ecofriendly products including jewellery, toys, and an excellent choice of cards and gift wrap.

Our lovely range of flowers and plants are all sourced ethically, either from around the corner or Fairtrade farms around the world.

Stylish and practical gifts and homewares from the UK and Scandinavia.

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 242600

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Friendly service, local fine food, including Mary’s pasties & Grumpies award winning pies ; teas & Italian Carraro coffee.

Fabulous gifts from Orla Kiely, Marimekko, Joseph Joseph, Isak and Lush Designs.

We pride ourselves on producing great tasting, handmade foods in small batches so the taste is never compromised.

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 275218

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 241140

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 321409

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Baker toms


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Local speciality bakery with a range of organic and flavoured bread. Complemented with cakes and pastries.

Beautiful handcrafted jewellery from around the world in silver and stainless steel, for women and for men.

Traditional Barbers Just walk in and take a seat.

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 277496

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 274243

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872 225755


The following listings are not part of Lemon St Market


Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm during summer 10am to 4.30pm during winter. Call us on 01872 275125

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Tucked away in historic Walsingham Place, Emma’s Home offers everything you need for a vintage-inspired lifestyle. We are the official Cath Kidston stockist for Truro but also feature work by local artists and top designers such as Sophie Allport and Greengate. We’ve got accessories for your kitchen, bathroom or garden and we’re the perfect place to find that special present. Why not treat yourself? We stock lovely leather bags, jewellery and toiletries or for kids we’ve got a beautiful range of toys. Open 9.30am – 5pm Mon– Fri 9am – 5.30pm on Sat closed Sundays.

Clive Mitchell Cycles is your premier dealer covering the South West of England, with the largest town centre shop in the whole of Cornwall and Devon. We carry extensive stocks of all the leading manufacturers including Specialized, Bianchi, Cube, Whyte and Raleigh to name but a few. Our large bike showroom has everything from 12” wheeled children’s bikes, to full carbon fibre road and mountain bikes. We also have a huge stock of equipment including clothing, helmets, gearing, lighting etc from manufacturers such as Shimano, Sram, Hope, Avid, Camelback, Endura.

16 Walsingham Place, Truro TR1 2RP T. 01872 222490

6 Calenick Street, Truro TR1 2SF T. 01872 276930

EmmA’s Home

Second-hand, Antiquarian, Out of Print, Collectable & New Books. Open: 10-5 Mon to Sat 1 Pydar Mews, Truro, TR1 2UX T. 01872 242532 

Cornish food box


Food Box Deliveries & Truro Farm Shop selling only Cornish food. Mon-Fri 9.30am - 6pm Sat 9.30am-1.30pm 2 Charles Street, Truro, TR1 2PQ T. 01872 858343

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key To aCCommodaTion faCiliTies central heating children welcome conference facilities cooking by electricity cots provided credit cards accepted Disabled friendly Dishwasher Dogs (by arrangement) Drying facilities four poster beds fuel charged by coin meter full english breakfast Garden Golf arrangements Ground floor bedrooms available hairdryers Heating by gas/electric fires highchair provided historic building ironing facilities licensed addiTional symBols for Camping, Caravan & ChaleT parks cafe/restaurant on site chemical toilet disposal facilities children’s playground electric hook-ups to touring pitches foodshop on site Games room on site Gas cylinders for exchange or refill hot and cold all washbasins lighting in toilet blocks motor caravans accepted Toilets on site it is naturally hoped that persons using the accommodation and services in this guide will find that it meets their requirements and is of a high standard. the information detailed in this guide is supplied to the Council by the proprietors of the establishments listed. although inspections have been made of the accommodation, Truro city council cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of the information which has been supplied.

linen provided - free of charge linen available for hire lounge with Tv microwave No smoking Packed lunches available Parking radio in bedroom refrigerator residential lounge riding/trekking facilities or nearby Shaver point Shower Special christmas/New Year packages Special diets Swimming pool Tea/coffee making in rooms T.v. in rooms Tennis courts Washing machine Wireless internet access

Large hotels have a minimum of 6 bedrooms, but are more likely to have over 20. Small hotels have a maximum of 20 bedrooms and usually personally run. Country house hotels have large grounds and are in rural areas with the emphasis on peace and quiet. guest Accommodation includes B&Bs, Guest houses, farmhouses and inns. They range from one room B&Bs to larger establishments who may offer dinner and could also be licensed. Guest accommodation tends to be personally run by the owners.

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Self Catering establishments are assessed using the following criteria. microwave provided all beds full size Bed linen available linen & towels provided, access to freezer and washing machine high standards of quality

Holiday, touring & Camping Parks and holiday villages are assessed on the standards they provide to visitors in the following areas: cleanliness, facilities, groundsmanship, pitches, play areas and leisure facilities (where provided).

AA star ratings (from 1 to 5) are awarded for the standard of quality for hotels and guest accommodation. in addition to the star rating, the aa gives a merit score as a percentage, which enables the visitor to compare the establishments with the same number of stars.

Campsites & Caravan Parks are rated from 1 to 5 Pennants dependent on the range and quality of facilities provided. The aa Pennant rating is only based on the touring pitches and facilities at campsites and caravan parks, and do not cover static caravans or chalets. gold and Silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas, in particular in service and hospitality.

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Where to stay?

City Centre accommodation P36-41

Area accommodation P42-46

Self Catering accommodation P47-51

Camping accommodation P52

Truro and the surrounding area offer a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. To find out about all the accommodation options available in and around the city, call the Tourist Information Centre: 01872 274555.

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City Centre accommodation



We’re a smart and friendly 3* Georgian townhouse right in the centre of Truro. We love quality but not formality.  Thoughtfully unpretentious, the feel is stylish and contemporary but laid back and friendly.  We have the ambiance, the knowhow and the personable team to make your stay a special one.    Our rooms and  apartments are beautifully designed and furnished. The modern airy interior blends beautifully with the charm of the original architecture.  Each room has a personality of its own, some have baths, some have walk in rainfall showers, some have air con, all have Ipod docking stations, some have big beds…. one thing they all retain is the emphasis on comfort, simplicity and quality.  Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout.

Our spacious apartments are modern, fully equipped and right next door to the hotel.  Gated, secure and quiet, they’re the perfect spot to unwind after work, stay the weekend, hole up and keep the world at bay. Their bedrooms have over-sized beds, en suite power showers; their fully fitted galley kitchens bristle with the most modern appliances; their well lit workspaces have free wifi. There is a chillout urban garden area next to the apartments to work or relax.   Our Bar & Restaurant is one of Truro’s most popular places to eat, meet and drink.  Our menu’s always eclectic; from the lightest snacks to cosmopolitan cuisine; we change it to reflect the best of what’s seasonal and local.  In our bar, you’ll find we are just as serious about our beverages; from our extensive wine list to our authentic cocktails made by staff schooled in the art by experts.

Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2QB. Hotel T. 01872 270345 Restaurant T. 01872 247900 e. B&B from £79 prpn / all year (We are closed Xmas and Boxing Day)

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The alverton hotel

The Alverton Hotel in Truro is a historic Grade II listed building, previously a convent built by the same architect as Truro Cathedral and has stood on its hillside setting since 1830.  Romantic and completely original with our own bell tower, Delabole slate roof, arched mullioned windows, ivy clad walls and curved archways uncovering hidden hideaways; the Alverton offers a unique charm that makes staying here a real experience.  The Alverton Hotel features 33 bedrooms including 4 stunning Garden View suites, an award winning restaurant, lounge bar, 6 unique conference and events rooms, relaxed terrace and private gardens. The warmth of the hotel and our loyal, dedicated team are reminiscent of a bygone era when hospitality was about recreating Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ T. 01872 276633 e. B&B from £80 pppn / all year

a home from home and a personal service. We pride ourselves on continuing these traditional values and, whilst providing the highest standards and modern amenities expected, we also maintain our homely charm and attention to detail. Our elegant yet contemporary dining room overlooks the garden and patio, flooded with light during the day and lit by romantic candlelight in the evening. Renowned for our exquisite dining, we work closely with local suppliers offering a selection of fresh fish and meat from local farms and butchers. Our produce is always seasonal and Cornish where possible, reducing food miles and maintaining the quality that we have built our reputation on.

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City Centre accommodation

Merchant House


Perfectly positioned near the centre of Truro, Cornwall’s buzzing and beautiful cathedral city, The Merchant House is a short stroll from fabulous bars, restaurants and shops. Our recently refurbished 29 bedroom hotel has classic décor, original features and free parking. Friendly staff are on hand to introduce guests to the fantastic facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a complimentary full English breakfast, secure bike storage, fully-equipped conference rooms and a tasty home cooked menu in the evenings. Many of the clean, comfortable rooms have fresh new looks and guarantee to offer a great stay with fluffy duvets and large flat screen televisions. 49 Falmouth Road, Truro, TR1 2HL T. 01872 272450 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR

The Haven We are delighted to introduce The Haven, a relaxing Bed and Breakfast in the City of Truro offering a superior AA 4 star  quality service, and just a 3 minute walk from Truro Cathedral. All bedrooms have immediate access to the garden and have en suite or private facilities. Guests may sit and relax on the patio or on our recently constructed balcony and admire the views of the cathedral.   Breakfast is served in our new extended dining room and conservatory. Car parking and free wireless broadband available. There is a warm welcome to all in our refurbished home.   Truro Vean Terrace, Truro TR1 1HA T. 01872 264197 B&B from £70-£75 prpn / MAR - OCT (plus £5 tariff for 1 night stay)


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Coronation Guest House

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Coronation Guest House is a family run business which offers friendly and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in the city of Truro. We have one twin, one double and one single room, and we start your day with a full English breakfast cooked from the finest local ingredients. We also cater for other diets including vegetarian and wheat-free. Wireless internet available.  We are in an ideal location, only five minutes walk away from the town and directly opposite the train station and main bus route, with the Royal Cornwall hospital being a 5 minute bus ride. 2 Coronation Terrace, Truro, TR1 3HJ T. 01872 274514 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR

The Donnington Darragh and Michelle Dunleavy take pride in the Donnington’s reputation of friendly, personal service and traditional Cornish hospitality. This is a long-established, family run bed & breakfast in the heart of Cornwall. The Donnington can accommodate up to 28 guests in 14 rooms across two elegant Victorian houses and offers lovely views over the Cathedral and surrounding countryside. Guests are welcome to use a spacious car park and we offer cycle storage and a chair lift to the first floor. All rooms are en suite or have private bathroom facilities and a colour remote control TV/DVD player along with tea and coffee making facilities. 41-43 Treyew Road, Truro TR1 2BY T. 01872 222552 B&B from £25 pppn / ALL YEAR


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Chy Vista is in a quiet rural position just on the edge of Truro, set within a walled garden with lovely countryside views. A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Large comfortable well equipped bedrooms and delicious breakfasts using local, free range and organic products. Ideal for visiting all of Cornwall. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

A warm welcome awaits you at Tor Vean Bed & Breakfast where we offer a relaxed and friendly “home from home” atmosphere.

Higher Penair, St Clement, Truro TR1 1TD T. 01872 270592 B&B from £68 prpn / MAR-OCT

We have two spacious king size rooms and one twin bedded room, all with private en suites, set in a very convenient and favoured location – the City centre being within a 7min. downhill walk. Our accommodation provides a retained and enhanced Victorian ambience, refur-


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bished with all modern facilities including free Wi-Fi internet connection, an extensive cooked and continental breakfast menu and ample private secure off road parking.

Kenwyn Road, Truro, TR1 3SY T. 01872 271766 B&B from £70-£75 prpn / ALL yEAR

The Rowan TRee


Victorian terraced house in quiet location, 5 mins from the railway station and only 7 mins from the city centre. First floor en suite twin room with superb views of the city. 3 Parkvedras Terrace, Truro TR1 3DF T. 01872 277928 B&B from £55 prpn / ALL yEAR

Georgian House only 5 minutes level walk to the City centre and 5 minutes from railway station. All rooms have shaver points, colour TV, tea & coffee making facilities. Two double rooms (one with shower) and one twin. All rooms are adaptable for twins and have a pull out bed to be adapted to family rooms. Free Wi-Fi available. A full English breakfast is served, all types of diets catered for by prior arrangement. Your room is your home to come and go as you please! Same owner

for over 25 years! Telephone and personal bookings only. Sorry no credit cards. Located near Family History Record Offices and Royal Cornwall Museum. Rooms: £35 single, £55 twin basic, shower included from £60, triple room from £65 28 Ferris Town, Truro, TR1 3JH T. ++44 (0)1872 240274 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL yEAR

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Townhouse Rooms

We are told by our guests we are totally different to the normal small hotel or the usual guest house! They say they have a more flexible & trouble free stay, and comfort second to none (read their reviews on our website !) Our aim is also to provide comfortable, modern or traditional attractive en suite double rooms for you to relax in and friendly helpful staff to make your stay a memorable one whether your visit is business or leisure. • All rooms en suite • Free parking in our front or rear car parks


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• Lovely garden to relax and sit or eat in • Walking distance to Truro’s restaurants, shops etc • Short distance from train, coach and bus stations • Convenient for driving to all Cornish attractions 20 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HX T. 01872 277374 B&B from £29.50 pppn / ALL yEAR


Occupying a late Georgian Grade II listed town house, we pride ourselves on being welcoming and friendly. Our house is warm and comfortable with central heating throughout. We are famous for our delicious breakfasts, freshly cooked using the finest local ingredients and we can cater for all diets by prior arrangement. Both our single and our double/twin rooms have tea and coffee making facilities as well as bottled water and televisions. We also have irons and hairdryers which are available on request.

Helen and Stephen welcome you to Cliftons B&B, located half a mile from Truro’s historical cobbled streets. The Cathedral and city centre are about a 10 minute walk away and the train station a 5 minute taxi ride. All rooms are en suite & have luxurious bed-linen and toiletries. A full English breakfast is offered, cooked from the finest local produce including award winning Kernow bacon and sausages and free range eggs. Fresh fruit and croissants are also available, as is Champagne for those special occasions.

What our customers say: “Comfortable rooms, very friendly owners and tasty breakfast” “Definitely the place to stay in Truro” “Really loved the B&B, felt homely. Great owners!!” “Excellent homemade muffins”

We are located conveniently close to the railway station so you can enjoy easy car-free access to the rest of Cornwall. We are a short level walk to the city centre for the bus station, shopping, eating and entertainment.

46 Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1LA T. 01872 274116 / 07792 385620 B&B from £55 prpn / all year (exc xmas / ny)

11 Ferris Town, Truro TR1 3JG T. 01872 223666 E. B&B from £35 pppn single/£55 prpn double/twin

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Area accommodation

Rosemullion An imposing Tudor style building owned and run by the same Cornish family for over 40 years. We offer delightful rooms to adults only: ground floor rooms available: balcony rooms with glorious sea views over Falmouth Bay: all bedrooms have full en-suite or private facilities. Close to the town centre, beaches, gardens, tennis courts, the Princess Pavilion for evening entertainment and the National Maritime Museum. Enjoy breakfast in our elegant panelled dining room, full English breakfast and various choices for vegetarians. A warm and convivial atmosphere with excellent service awaits you at Rosemullion. Open all year except Christmas. Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR11 4DF T. 01326 314690 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

Bodrean manor farm A place where you can relax and unwind in peace at a beautiful property steeped in history which has been restored and lovingly transformed by Michele and Andy into a relaxing sanctuary for guests. Just 3 miles from Truro, Bodrean is surrounded by large gardens, rolling hills and woodland. The 3 rooms are refreshingly uncluttered and designed with your comfort in mind. Sleep peacefully and wake to the delicious smell of freshly baked bread. For the perfect start to your day enjoy Michele’s extensive breakfast menu, made from local and home produce. Most importantly Bodrean’s central location offers easy access to the gardens, attractions, coastline and natural wonders that Cornwall has to offer. Trispen, Truro TR4 9AG T. 07970 955857 B&B from £37 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Old railway yard

A warm welcome awaits you at the Old Railway Yard B&B. A fairly new property built 2007 offering a double en suite shower room including a balcony with sea views towards the north coast only four miles away and a twin room with private facilities. We also have a ground floor double room with en-suite bath/shower room. A shared guest lounge is available. Situated 100 metres off the A393 on Lanner Hill between Redruth and Lanner village,

Oxturn HOuse Our guests choose Oxturn House for its peaceful countryside location, only 7 miles from Truro and within easy reach of the Eden Project, both coasts, Heligan and Lanhydrock. Guests come back again for the warm welcome and personal attention, comfortable beds and great breakfasts (especially the home-made bread and marmalade). Both rooms have either king size or twin beds and their own bathrooms, and have lovely views facing morning sunshine. The large drawing room has French doors onto the terrace for our guests to use. Our wealth of local knowledge means we are always pleased to help guests plan their holiday in Cornwall. Ladock, Truro TR2 4NQ T. 01726 884348 B&B from £33 - £39 pppn / MAR-NOV


the main road to Falmouth only eight miles away. Close to the tramlines of Cornwall’s mining heritage makes for a semi rural position suitable for all to enjoy with far reaching countryside views. Tram Cross Lane, Lanner Hill, Redruth, TR16 5TZ T. 01209 314514 B&B from £40 pppn / ALL YEAR

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rOundHOuse Barns

Runner up SW Tourism Awards 2011/12 Roundhouse Barns is exclusively for adults. The perfect place to relax, unwind and escape the pressures of modern life, surrounded by rolling countryside and magnificent Fal estuary views. Experience peace & tranquillity on The Roseland child free, with luxury 5*, gold winning bed & breakfast accommodation in stunningly converted 17th century barns. Messack Road, St Just In Roseland, TR2 5JJ T. 01872 580038 / @roundhousebarns B&B from £47.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

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area accommoDaTioN

TRenona faRm B&B

Enjoy scrumptious breakfasts with fresh Cornish produce in our family run 3* Victorian farmhouse situated on a working farm on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Surrounded by fresh air and open country views enjoy a peaceful stay in our comfortable double/family rooms which are all en suite or have a private bathroom. Refreshment trays are provided as are mini fridges for your convenience.


Penkerris is a creeper clad Edwardian residence located within walking distance of surfing beaches (1km). We even have a beach hut on Trevaunance Cove with changing and drinks facilities. An ideal base to enjoy the exhilarating cliff walks, we have a lovely lawned garden, swings for the children, picnic tables and a barbeque. Our comfortable bedrooms offer all facilities and in winter there’s a cosy log fire in the lounge. Penwinnick Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0PA T. 01872 552262 B&B from £20 pppn / ALL yEAR

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St Mawes is easily accessible for sailing, as are Pendower and Carne beaches for relaxing or walking the coastal path. You can also explore the numerous gardens and take day trips further afield, with most of Cornwall within an hour’s drive. Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5JS T. 01872 501339 B&B from £30 pppn / MAR - OCT

Little Roseveth lies in a quiet valley 3 minutes off the A30 near Zelah, ideally situated to visit all of Cornwall’s wonderful attractions. Truro city is 5 minutes away and yet you will be staying in friendly, quiet, luxury farmhouse accommodation. We use home produced/locally sourced ingredients in your breakfasts. Own lounge, log fire, Wi-Fi, Sky TV. All rooms en suite, one ground floor with wet room. Tregavethan, Truro, TR4 9ES T. 01872 262392 / 07966302717 B&B from £60 prpn / ALL yEAR

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The Nancarrow family have been welcoming guests to Poltarrow Farm for nearly thirty years and are delighted to invite you to discover it for yourselves. The farmhouse offers guests a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The individual en-suite bedrooms have views across the surrounding countryside, offering peace and tranquillity. Enjoy a generous Cornish breakfast cooked on the Aga or choose from a selection of fresh fruits and yoghurts, all served in the conservatory.

All this complimented by an indoor heated swimming pool, sports hall and fishing from the lake. Free Wi-Fi. Ideally located between Truro and St Austell, with the Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and the coast a short drive. All of Cornwall is easily reached from Poltarrow. St Mewan, St Austell, PL26 7DR T. 01726 67111 B&B from £37.50 - £40pppn / ALL yEAR

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The Laurels is quiet and rural yet only a mile and a half from Truro city centre. We provide a full English breakfast, locally sourced and free range, in the comfort of a home environment. Vegetarian or continental breakfasts are also available. The cottage garden is a perfect place to relax with tea and cake offered on arrival.

An idyllic working farm situated on the magnificent Roseland Peninsula.

High standard of accommodation on the north coast. Set in mature gardens with private parking. Pets are welcome.

This beautiful area of Cornwall provides sandy beaches, coastal walks and many other activities, whilst being accessible from nearby Truro.

Homestead Farm is in a central location for visiting all of Truro and the seaside resorts of Newquay and Perranporth.

Penweathers, Truro, TR3 6EA T. 07794 472 171 B&B from £32.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

Portscatho, Nr St. Mawes TR2 5EJ. T. 01872 580293 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LT T. 01872 572583 B&B from £40 pppn / ALL YEAR

Elerkey Guest House


DEGEMBRIS FARMHOUSE Tucked into a tranquil wooded valley, this charming 16th century farmhouse offers a peaceful retreat from the stresses of everyday life.

A warm welcome awaits everyone at our friendly family run guest house, set in beautiful grounds in the village of Veryan on the Roseland Peninsula. We offer high standards of en-suite B&B accommodation. Approximately one mile from beaches and coastal paths.

Veryan, Truro TR2 5QA T. 01872 501261 B&B from £30 - £50 pppn / exc xmas new year

Chycara offers bed & breakfast and self catering lodges, with extensive leisure facilities, which include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court. This beautiful country house is set in 16 acres of outstanding picturesque gardens and woodland: this is an oasis in which to relax. It is open all year around. Chycara is an ideal place for exploring the many famous gardens, beautiful coastline and other attractions. Chyreen Lane, Carnon Downs, TR3 6LG T. 01872 865447 B&B from £32.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

St Newlyn East, Newquay, TR8 5HY T. 01872 510555 B&B from £30pppn / ALL YEAR

Norway Inn INN Long famous for fine food, excellent wines & ales and warm Cornish welcome, the Norway Inn has returned to its roots as a coaching inn, opening four high quality guest bedrooms. Perranarworthal, Truro, TR3 7NU T. 01872 864241 B&B from £85 prpn

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Trenestral Farm



Luxurious spacious accommodation 5 mins from beaches and walks . Selective area central to all towns  Truro 15 mins St  Ives 20 mins.

High quality service in a beautiful setting. Organic breakfasts, home made preserves and lots of home comforts. Good local facilities.

South Tehidy, Camborne. TR14 0HU T. 01209 714696 / 716063 B&B from £25pppn / ALL YEAR

Gig Lane, Carnon Downs, TR3 6JR T. 01872 870269 B&B from £30 - 35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Killagorden Cottage

Superbly converted chapel retaining original character. Selective area  in nice grounds  5 mins from beaches  and central to all towns.

Set in the beautiful Idless Valley in 9 acres of mature wooded grounds, gardens, ponds and streams. A former coach house B&B one mile from Truro. Ideal for cyclists and walkers

South Tehidy, Camborne. TR14 0JA T. 01209 714696 / 716063 B&B from £25pppn / ALL YEAR

Idless, Truro TR4 9QR T. 01872 272840 B&B from £34pppn / ALL YEAR

Ruanhighlanes, Truro TR2 5LX T. 01872 501259 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR



bissick old mill

A genuine country experience: converted barn on working farm in peaceful hamlet. Spacious en-suite rooms, delicious relaxing farmhouse breakfasts, fantastic walks. Feock, Truro TR3 6QS T. 01872 863828 B&B from £70 prpn / ALL YEAR

Centrally located in the heart of Cornwall, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Mill is an ideal base to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Ladock, Truro, TR2 4PG T. 01726 882557 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Polsue Manor Farm

Venton Berron Cottage B&B is set on its own in beautiful country surroundings where you will be assured of a very warm welcome, a comfortable stay and fantastic views. Situated on a country lane 1 mile from the main road in Tresillian village and just 4 miles from Truro City centre.

Tresillian, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4BT T. 01872 520464 / 07870 243886 B&B from £32.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

Situated on Roseland peninsula, a family run working farm with a pedigree herd of Charolais cattle. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with locally sourced products in a large comfortable sitting room. Families and dogs welcome. 10 mins from St Mawes and King Harry Ferry. 20 mins from St Austell and Eden Project. Enjoy a warm welcome in a relaxed atmosphere.


Dedicated to hospitality, your well being and comfort. High standard accommodation, breakfast and service; offering beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms. Perranarworthal, nr Truro TR3 7JN T. 01872 863784 B&B from £42.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

The farmhouse is set in 190 acres of glorious countryside, overlooking the Tresillian river. Delicious, locally sourced, farmhouse breakfasts served. Tresillian, Truro TR2 4BP T. 01872 520234 B&B from £33 pppn / MAR - NOV

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The coach house Beautiful detached coach house to rural manor set in lovely grounds with parking on cobbles surrounded by a spacious garden. Central heating, Wi-Fi and Sky television, large Schreiber kitchen with archway to dining room and sun room (all with Italian tiled floors). Shower/WC, large games room with table tennis and piano. Large sitting room with log fire, 4 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin, 1 single), bathroom and WC upstairs. 3 miles from the cathedral city of Truro, with excellent shops and theatre. The Coach House is approached by a half-mile private drive, offering complete seclusion. 7 miles to both north and south coasts, tennis court available. Bodrean Manor, St Clements, Truro TR4 9AG T. 01872 264400 SC from £300 - £1350 pw / ALL yEAR

callesTock couRTyaRd coTTaGes Liz and Nick warmly welcome you to their family farm where you can enjoy an excellent standard of self-catering accommodation in these truly charming converted barns which are just perfect for couples. Not far from Truro and the beaches on the North Coast near St Agnes and Perranporth, Callestock is set in probably one of the best locations for exploring Cornwall’s numerous beauty spots. These delightful cottages offer spacious accommodation, and are beautifully appointed with super king-size beds, whirlpool baths, enormous showers, wood-burning stoves and free Wi-Fi. Liz will welcome you with one of her delicious home-made clotted cream teas, with scones fresh from the farmhouse Aga! Little Callestock Farm, Zelah, Truro TR4 9HB T. 01872 540445 SC from £300 - £720 pw / ALL yEAR


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atlantic cOast HOlidays St. Agnes is a friendly village on the North Coast of Cornwall with beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery 9 miles from Truro. Our two stylish bungalows offer cosy, clean accommodation. Both are perfect for exploring Cornwall and are within walking distance of beaches,the coastal footpath and the picturesque village. Enjoy shopping, art and crafts, restaurants and pubs serving good food and local beer, again within walking distance. Enjoy unrivalled views from south facing patios: leave your car in the drive and discover this Heritage Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cosy bungalows are under our personal supervision and are both smoke and pet free. Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0RL. T. 07815 937373 SC from £285 pw / ALL YEAR

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Our holiday cottages occupy a tranquil and deeply rural setting about a mile from the village of Stithians which has a shop and a friendly pub, The Seven Stars. Stithians lake has a watersports centre for windsurfing and sailing with tuition and hire available. There is a very popular pub and restaurant, The Golden Lion, next to the lake. Originally an old Cornish farmstead, Higher Trewithen offers comfortable cottages and apartments sleeping between 2-8 people with accommodation centred around a

grass courtyard. We are very centrally placed so most of Cornwall’s attractions are within easy driving distance with Truro and Falmouth about 15-20 mins. All bed linen and washing up equipment are provided, Wi-Fi is available (free to BT customers) Higher Trewithen , Stithians, Truro, TR3 7DR T. 01209 860863 / 07966 794562 SC from £210 - £800 pw / ALL YEAR

The Valley... Cornwall at its best. Modern and tasteful self-catering accommodation with a personal service and great facilities. Indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis, squash, stylish restaurant and all situated in beautiful countryside with walks from your doorstep. Stay with us soon and let our devoted local team look after you. Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6LQ T. 01872 862194 SC from £520 - £1,950pw / ALL YEAR

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Honeysuckle Cottage is a charming two bedroom cottage with disabled access and is dog friendly. We take bookings with any start date, from 3 to 28 days, discounts for two people or over 6 day bookings.

Bodmin Road, Goonhavern, Truro TR4 9QG. T. 01872 540556 SC from £260 - £847 pw / ALL YEAR

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Tretop is a nearly-new apartment, part of the exciting redevelopment of the Old City Hospital and grounds. The apartment is very close to Truro city centre, only a few minute’s walk from the restaurants and the famous Lemon Street, Lemon Quay, the market and cathedral. We have been rated 5 stars by Visit Britain again this year. Sleeps four in two bedrooms. We are a five minute downhill walk into the city centre and a short taxi ride from the mainline station. Getting out and about


is easy; recommended day trips include the boat ride from Truro town quay to Falmouth (a wonderful day out!) and by train to St Austell where there is a direct bus link to the Eden Project. Flexible bookings, minimum 3 nights e-mail: 23 Corte Mear, Old City Hospital, TR1 2GG T. 01208 863552 / 07777 673669 SC from £490 - £980 pw / ALL YEAR

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rOundHOuse Barns

Enjoy a warm welcome to our three sympathetically converted stone barns on our working farm on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, south east of Truro. Within 10 miles drive of the city but in open countryside just three miles from the south coast. Spend a relaxing stay in our 4* cottages, sampling all home comforts and high quality furnishings and equipment.

Best self catering in Cornwall 2010 and 2011: Runner up nationally in 2012. Roundhouse Barns is exclusively for adults. The perfect place to relax, unwind and escape the pressures of modern life, surrounded by rolling countryside and magnificent Fal estuary views. Experience peace & tranquillity on The Roseland child free, with luxury 5*, gold winning self-catering accommodation in stunningly converted 17th century barns. Messack Road, St Just In Roseland, TR2 5JJ T. 01872 580038 / @roundhousebarns SC from £335 - 945 pw / ALL YEAR

All cottages have private gardens and patios for you to relax in a quiet setting down a private drive, surrounded by open

fields, wooded hedgerows and natural countryside. Numerous excellent eating places nearby if you don’t want to cater for yourself. Friendly hosts on site to help if required with local tourist information so that you can make the most of your stay. Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5JS T. 01872 501339 SC from £385 pw / ALL YEAR

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Delightful country cottages for both couples and families. Ideally located between Truro and St Austell, close to the beaches, Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. Set in 45 acres of rolling countryside, the cottages have cosy sitting rooms with log fires, ample bathrooms to relax in style. Two of the cottages have been adapted for less able guests. Most tastes are catered for with an indoor heated swimming pool, sports hall, tumble room for energetic toddlers and the lake

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provides fun for the ‘not so serious angler.’ If you long to relax in a comfortable cottage for a week or two, or a well deserved break for a day or two, we’ve just the right place. email: St Mewan, St Austell, PL26 7DR T. 01726 67111 SC from £450 - £1550 pw / ALL YEAR

Our three stone barns have been lovingly converted into well equipped, comfortable and spacious self catering holiday cottages. Nestling in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula, on the upper reaches of the River Fal and near to St Mawes and numerous unspoilt sandy beaches. Whatever your reason for visiting Cornwall, Ardevora is the perfect place to stay. Crowjy sleeps 5. An Gylen sleeps 4. Vean sleeps 2. Philleigh, St Mawes, TR2 5LZ T. 01872 501991 / 07957584664 SC from £229 - £999 pw / ALL YEAR

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Tom Thumb is, as its name suggests, a small cottage in St Mawes. Located up towards the castle it is an easy short level walk to the centre of the village. Beautiful views across to St Anthony light house and the Carrick Roads. The nearest beach is just across the road. Well behaved dogs welcome.

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20 Lower Castle Road, St Mawes, TR2 5DR T. 01872 501259 SC from £311 - 850 pw / ALL YEAR

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Pulla Farm

Magnificent self catering accommodation in a stunning location, right on the Cornish coast. Sandy beach, bars and restaurants just five minutes walk away.

QIT Spacious ground floor s/c apartment. Centrally located, ideal for beaches, N.T. properties, gardens, Eden, Heligan and the Tate.

Porthtowan, TR4 8AR T. 01209 891920 SC from £480 - £2090 pw / ALL YEAR

Pulla Cross, Frogpool, TR4 8SA T. 01872 863143 SC from £240 - £485 pw / ALL YEAR

THE BEECH TREE The Beech Tree is set within the Cornish countryside surrounded by open farmland, centrally positioned; an ideal base to tour the many local attractions. Tredinnick Farm, Newquay, TR8 4PW T. 01872 510729 / 07548257572 SC from £250 - £450 pw / ALL YEAR

A warm welcome awaits you in this pretty detached cottage on our little farm. Set in its own garden, this lovely cottage is perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Wood burning stove – really cosy! Sleeps 4. Excellent central location, close to stunning North Coast beaches. Home-made clotted cream teas to welcome you. Local village pub nearby offering delicious food. Little Callestock Farm, Zelah, Truro TR4 9HB T. 01872 540445 SC from £300 - £680 pw / ALL YEAR

ropers walk barns Ropers Walk Barns are high quality barn conversions on a small working farm. Quietly situated on the fringe of a village with a short walk to amenities. 8 miles from Truro. Mount Hawke, Truro, TR4 8DW T. 01209 891632  SC from £310 - £925 pw / ALL YEAR

Penpont Penpont is a beautifully restored Victorian town house overlooking the bay and beach of Perranporth which can be seen from four of the five bedrooms. 28 Tywarnhayle Road, Perranporth, TR6 0DX T. 01841 533331 SC from £780 - £2360 pw / ALL YEAR

Choose from hundreds of holiday cottages in St Ives and across Cornwall

BENALLACK BARN Two luxurious, self-catering apartments for couples, set around the courtyard of a 400-year-old barn in mid Cornwall. Short breaks available. Grampound Road, Truro, TR2 4BY T. 01726 883618 SC from £370 pw / ALL YEAR

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A neat family run park with holiday home and level touring pitches laid out on attractive high ground near A30 and A390 junction. This pleasant little park is centrally located for touring and is maintained to a very good standard. 


Summer valley

Beautiful 10 acre park with generous level pitches. Central location for seeing Cornwall. 2 miles from Perranporth beach. Play area. 4 star facilities. Take-away in peak season.

Summer Valley is a small secluded caravan and camping site in a sheltered country valley 5 minutes from Truro. Surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside, perfect for dog walking.

Halt Road, Goonhavern, Truro TR4 9QF T. 01872 573185 £11 per night / APR-OCT

Shortlanesend, Truro, TR4 9DW T. 01872 277878 £12 - £19 per night / ALL YEAR


We do not have a nightclub or bar. 20 caravan holiday homes available

A tranquil landscaped park, all level grass and all service hard standing pitches. David Bellamy ‘Gold’ Conservation Award.

Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HR T. 01872 560266 £12 - £19 per night / APR-OCT

Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6JJ T. 01872 862283 £20 - £29 per night / ALL YEAR

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What’s on...

Magical lantern processions, colourful carnivals, cultural festivals and sporting events – there’s always something happening in Truro.

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What’s on

Events for 2013 Truro has a wealth of diverse and exciting events throughout the year that gets the community involved. Come along and be part of them” St Piran’s Day 5th March

Truro Festival

29th March – 14th April Spring welcomes a brand new festival with The Truro Festival. This cultural event will take place between 29th March and 14th April and will celebrate the diversity and creativity of the arts within our city. Incorporating art, music, theatre, film, literature and Cornish culture, there will be an array of events for all. Visit to keep up to date with news of this festival.

The 2013 Truro St Piran’s Day parade will take place on Tuesday March 5th, leaving the Waterfall Gardens off St George’s Road at 1.15pm and finishing at High Cross with performances by local schools.

Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival

24th May – 2nd June

This fantastic 10 day festival is a non profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more.

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Special events for 2013

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Garden Festival

Be Active Festival

A must for all green-fingered enthusiasts, Garden Truro celebrates everything horticultural in the Gold winning South West in Bloom city.

Truro’s Be Active festival is guaranteed to get you moving with a variety of sports and activities on offer from climbing walls to Zumba in the heart of the city.

10th July – 13th July

5th August – 11th August

Miracle Theatre ‘Waiting for Godot’ – Trelissick Gardens 24th & 25th August

Miracle Theatre Company is one of the South West’s foremost theatre companies with a reputation for producing entertaining, intelligent and funny theatre. ‘Waiting for Godot’ is deadly serious and seriously funny. Beckett’s timeless masterpiece explores what makes us tick with clarity, dramatic force and genuine humour.

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What’s on

Cornwall Food an d Drink Festival

The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

18th OCTober - 3rd NOVember

28th – 30th Septemb er

Food demonstrations, Cornwall’s top chefs and the county’s best food pro ducers will be on Lemon Quay. www. cornwallfoodanddri

Taking place from The Roseland to Helford for two weeks at the end of Oct / beginning of Nov. The guided and self-guided walks will meander along coast paths, passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites.

Christmas festivities for 2013 City of Lights 20th November

Truro’s winter carnival in many ways heralds the start of the countdown to Christmas and features hundreds of school children and a host of beautiful hand made lanterns. The carnival also incorporates the switch-on of Truro’s stunning Christmas lights display which rivals all others in the South West and beyond.

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Ice Skate Truro

20th November - 5th january 2014

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Events Diary 2013 5 Mar. St Piran’s Day. 8 – 9 Mar. Arts & Crafts Market 29 Mar – 14 Apr. Truro Festival 29 & 30 Mar. Arts & Crafts Market 26 – 27 Apr. Arts & Crafts Market 2 – 6 May. Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival. 10 – 11 May. 2 Day Farmer’s Market 24 May – 2 Jun. Fal River Festival 31 May – 1 Jun. Arts & Crafts Market 28 & 29 Jun. Arts & Crafts Market 14 and 19 Jun. Cornwall Cricket Festival 10-13 Jul. Garden Festival 26 & 27 Jul. Arts & Crafts Market 5-11 Aug. Be Active Festival 24 Aug. Cornwall Pride 30- 31 Aug. 2 Day Farmers Market 6 –7 Sep. Arts & Crafts Market 27-29 Sep. Cornwall Food & Drink Festival 12 Oct. Walk of a Thousand Men

Last year Ice Skate Truro was a roaring success and was the jewel in the city’s Christmas crown. Backed and built by Dancing on Ice star and Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins, Ice Skate Truro is returning in 2013 in the grounds of Truro Cathedral.

18 & 19 Oct. Arts & Crafts Market 18 Oct – 3 Nov. Fal River Autumn Walking Festival 8 & 9 Nov. Arts & Crafts Market 20 Nov. City of Lights 20 Nov – 1 Dec. Made in Cornwall Fair 20 Nov. Ice Skate Truro opens 4 Dec. Primestock Show 7 Dec. Mayor’s Charity Day 10-15 Dec. Victorian Market 20 – 22 Dec. Last Chance Market

Victorian Fair

10th - 15th Decemb er A big attraction in the Christmas calendar, traders dress up in Dic kensian costumes, selling food, drink and crafts. k

Please check local media for up to date information and listings for Hall for Cornwall, Truro Cathedral, Plaza Cinema, Royal Cornwall Museum and markets. Please contact Truro Tourist Information Centre, www.truro. or check local press for other information.

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Ice skate Truro

Ice Skate Truro At Christmas, no trip to Truro’s city centre is complete without a visit to Cornwall’s ONLY open-air ice rink.

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Tucked just behind Truro’s majestic cathedral, in one of the city’s most peaceful and undiscovered areas, skating on the rink is the perfect way to soak up the magic that is Christmas in Truro. Whether you’re a first time skater or a fully-fledged ice queen, nothing beats the thrill of gliding along, wrapped snuggly in a woolly hat, scarf and gloves.

The Cathedral Restaurant overlooks the rink and is the perfect place to sit, relax and soak up the atmosphere whilst the skaters spin and pirouette below you.

The rink will be open every day for six weeks from 20th November, 2013 except Christmas Day, on Cathedral Green and can be found by walking through High Cross and down to the left of the cathedral. Up to date details can be found at

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Your ticket to a great day out around the Fal River Pick up a Fal Mussel Card for unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel from Truro.

Valid on Ferries including: Enterprise Boats Ferries from Truro Town Quay to Malpas Smuggler’s Cottage, Trelissick Garden St Mawes and Falmouth

Valid on Buses including: Services from Truro to: St Mawes (550/551) Mylor and Flushing (500) Falmouth (88) Helford and Gweek (35)

One day card for only £18 Available from Truro TIC See page 4

Valid on Trains including: The Maritime Line Branch line from Truro to Falmouth. Departs up to twice an hour.

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Explore the Fal River The Fal River is Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. Start from Truro and explore the river by ferry, bus and train.


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12 REASONS to visit the Fal River 1: Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 2: Leave your car and explore the river on the Fal River Links network of ferries, buses & trains 3: For great value hassle free ‘Hop On Hop Off’ travel buy the Fal Mussel Card Visitor 4: Over 100 miles of riverside and coastal walking paths 5: Scenic off road cycle trails and bike rides 6: Great attractions, Smugglers Cottage & sub-tropical gardens 7: The multi-award winning Maritime Museum Cornwall 8: Enjoy a trip down the river from Truro on Enterprise Boats 9: Sandy beaches & hidden coves 10: Visit St Mawes, Falmouth, Truro & The Roseland Peninsula 11: Two Tudor Castles 12: Orca Sea Safaris, ferries & boat trips

An Enterprise Boat sailing down the Fal River from Truro to Falmouth

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At the heart of all the great places you can visit is Fal River Links, a network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic train rides that regularly depart from Truro. The Fal Mussel Card Visitor is a hassle free travel card for the river that gives you unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel on Fal River Links. Not only can the card save you up to £30 a day but

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it also gives you a discount at most of the river’s attractions, activity providers and gardens as well as selected shops & cafes. Available at Truro Tourist Information Centre & the Enterprise Boats Ticket Office on Town Quay. We look forward to seeing you soon, The Fal River Partners

The Fal River Partners in the picture: John (John Dyer Gallery), Mark (St Mawes Water Taxi & St Mawes Kayaks), Danni (Enys Trust),Brian (Windsport International), Rae (Courtyard Deli), Carl (Falmouth Water Taxi), Becky (Rick Stein’s Fish), Chas (Falmouth Boat Hire), Linsdey (Hall For Cornwall), Spence (Falmouth Surf School), Cookie (Windsport International), Moyana (Enterprise Boats), Pam (Trenona Farm Holidays), Valerie (Pollaughan Farm), Jane (Trethem Mill Touring Park), Julia (Greenbank Hotel), Samantha (St Michaels Hotel), Claire (Fal River Cornwall), Tommy (Fal River Cornwall), Jules (Falmouth Surf School), Adrian (BF Adventure), Ruth (Falmouth Art Gallery), Amy (Falmouth Hotel), Amy (Event Cornwall), Rose (Little White Alice), Matt (English Heritage, Pendennis Castle), Nicola (Fal River Visitor Information Centre), Chris (Falmouth Boat Hire), Toby (Fal River Cornwall), Joanne (John Dyer Gallery), Ian (Trethem Mill Touring Park), Simon (Little White Alice), Pete (Harbour Lights), Tim (Fal River Cornwall)

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(2 - 6 hrs, Ferry from Truro, Ad Rtn: £10 Ch: £5.50)

Start your day out on the Fal River from Truro. Enterprise Boats run regular services from Truro Town Quay to Smugglers Cottage, Trelissick, Falmouth & St Mawes. If the tide is out in Truro don’t worry, they provide a free bus to Malpas where you can board the boat for the rest of your journey. Alternatively regular trains run to Falmouth on the scenic Maritime Line from Truro Station or hop on one of the buses that also run from Truro. Fal Mussel Cards and tickets are available to buy from the Truro TIC and the Enterprise Boats Ticket Office on Town Quay. 14

Trelissick Garden is a magical estate near Truro with gardens, walks, cafe & gallery. Cafe, gallery & gift shop. Enjoy the beautiful gardens full of winding Get here by ferry with paths, handsome trees Enterprise Boats from Truro. 01326 741 194 and stunning views.

A stunning peninsula famed for its beauty, walks & breathtaking natural scenery. Visit one of its many picture postcard villages with their traditional pubs, cafes, galleries, gardens and golden beaches.



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Show your ferry ticket or Fal Mussel Card Visitor at the gardens for £1 off in the cafe or shop and discounted entry to the garden.


Get here using the ferry from Truro and then change in St Mawes for the ferry to Place on the Roseland.


Enterprise Boats depart several times a day from Truro Town Quay for Smugglers Cottage. Riverside cottage serving cream teas and light snacks.

Smugglers Cottage 01326 741 194

Why not buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor to get to the cottage? Then after your visit you can use it to explore the rest of the river...

Alternatively come by car via the King Harry Ferry, ‘Voted one of the top 10 ferry crossings in the world.’ Ideal for families, walkers, foodies and beach goers. Your Fal Mussel Card Visitor is valid on Enterprise, Place Ferry and King Harry Ferry see p66.



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A picturesque old world fishing harbour with many waterside pubs, cafes, galleries and gift shops. Lamorran Gardens and St Mawes Castle are a must as well as the selection of scenic short walks and lovely sandy beaches. A 1 day Fal Mussel Card will get you to & from St Mawes from Truro & and you can also hop on the St Mawes Ferry to explore Falmouth.




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TREASURE TRAILS (2hrs - full day)

(2 hrs, Ad: £39.50 Ch: £28)

Wildlife and fast coastal boat trips aboard Seaquest II. Our trips aim to introduce you to the outstanding beauty of the coastline around the Fal River and bay whilst looking for wildlife that may be in the area. This could include dolphins, basking sharks & seals. Departs daily from Falmouth.

A great fun way to explore the river. Follow the trail, solve the clues & see the sights. Three versions that take from two hours to a full day. Packs can be purchased with ferry tickets or Fal

Your Fal Mussel Smart Card is ideal for the two longer trails see p66. On sale at all ticket offices and Fal River Visitor Information Centre.


Book online at: or call: 01326 214 928 Show your Fal Mussel Card for a 5% discount (p66)


Mussel Cards. One of the most popular ways to discover the river. Great value and ideal for families. Pop into the Truro Tourist Information Centre to pick up your Treasure Trail and Fal Mussel Card as well as checking ferry times from Truro.


Multi-award winning attraction that celebrates the sea. Regular exhibitions, a cafe overlooking the harbour & children’s activities. Get here from Truro by train or ferry with the Fal Mussel Card.

Show your Ferry Ticket or Fal Mussel Card for Discounted Entry. Or buy a Fal River Attraction Pass for only £10.



(2hrs - a full day)

From kayak hire, surfing and paddle boarding to sailing schools, windsurfing, boat hire and fishing trips, the Fal River has it all.


Sample cost: 2 man kayak hire in St Mawes, 2 hrs, £20

Alternatively contact Paul at walkitcornwall who also runs regular guided & self guided walking holidays around the river.

Most activity providers give a discount when you show your Fal Mussel Card.

A wide variety of guided and self-guided walks around the Fal River. Best explored with a Fal Mussel Card Visitor.

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The river is buzzing with events all year round, from festivals and regattas to theatre, markets and outdoor cinema. Spring Garden Festival

Oyster Festival

14th-24th March/Falmouth

10th-13th Oct/Falmouth

Fal River Festival

24th May - 2nd June /Fal River

Falmouth Week

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

18th Oct-3rd Nov/Fal River

9th- 18th August/Falmouth Check our website for all events and festival at

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On Hop-Off travel on ferries, buses & trains 4Hassle free and easy to use, just get your card scanned when you board. No need to book 4Great value for money 4 Gives discounts at many attractions, castles, shops, cafes & gardens 4 Green, sustainable & a car free day out 4 Buy online for a 5% DISCOUNT 4Fun for all the family

“Your ticket to a great day out on the river” The Fal Mussel Card Visitor gives you UNLIMITED ‘HOP-ON HOP-OFF’ TRAVEL on Fal River Links, an award winning network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic trains that connect the many places to visit around the river. Leave your car and enjoy a great day out on the river with the Fal Mussel Card Visitor. This easy to use travel pass is the best way to explore Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination with its many attractions, gardens, castles and harbours.

Eco friendly, great value and fun.

WHERE TO BUY THE FAL MUSSEL CARD VISITOR? ONLINE (Save 5%) AT YOUR ACCOMMODATION If they are a Mussel Card Agent AT A TICKET OFFICE Available Easter - October Truro Enterprise Ticket Office Town Quay, Truro, TR1 2HJ Truro Tourist Info Centre Boscawen Street, TR1 2NE St Mawes Ticket Hut On the quay, TR2 5AG Falmouth Visitor Info Centre Prince of Wales Pier, TR11 3DF Falmouth Park & Ride / Float On the A39, TR10 8AD June - Sept (FREE PARKING) Trelissick Garden Ticket Hut River / pontoon entrance





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Buy online Save time and hassle by buying your Fal Mussel Card Visitor online before you arrive at the river...

Our attraction pass GIVES YOU UNLIMITED ENTRY to all the gardens, castles and attractions around the Fal River.

One day PASS ONLY £10! VALID AT:

All you need to bring is a print out of your booking; alternatively if you use a mobile device just bring your booking reference code which we email you after buying.


The Maritime Museum

Pendennis & St Mawes Castles

PRICES ADULT 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £18




CHILD (4 - 16 yrs) 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £13




FAMILY (2 Ad + up to 3 Ch) 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £45



Includes hop-on hop-off travel on all the transport services shown on the list below as well as the Fal River Links map on the next page. Ferries: St Mawes Ferry, Place Ferry, Enterprise Boats, Helford Ferry, Falmouth Water Taxi, King Harry Ferry, Falmouth Park & Float / Ride, Flushing Ferry & Smugglers Ferry.

Glendurgan Gardens

Trelissick Garden

Lamorran Gardens


DISCOUNTS All Fal Mussel Cards are also valid as a Discount Shopper Card in Falmouth, Truro & St Mawes. The card also gives discounts with a wide range of local activity providers and attractions around the river. See website for details.

Buses: 500, 550/551, 88, 35, 83/84, Falmouth Town Shuttle, Corlink (Carnon Vale and Helford Manaccan). Trains: Maritime Branch Line (Truro - Falmouth) Correct at time of print, subject to change, check website for updates and details,

Carwinion Gardens 1 Day 2 Days Adults £10 £13 Child £7 £9 Family £28 £34

3 Days £15 £11 £38

Just ask to upgrade when you buy your Fal Mussel Card Visitor. Six day cards also available.


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Bissoe Bike Hire

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Note: St Mawes Water Taxi does not accept the Fal Mussel Card Visitor but offers a discount to card holders.

FERRY ROUTES Ferry & Water Taxi Landing St Mawes Ferry (All Year) Falmouth Park & Float (Jun-Sept) Helford Ferry (Easter-Oct) Enterprise Boats(Easter-Oct) Place Ferry (Easter-Oct) King Harry Ferry (All Year) Flushing Ferry (All year) Smugglers Ferry (Easter-Oct) WATER TAXI LANDING For Falmouth, St Mawes & Smugglers Water Taxis


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Fal River Links

Leave your car and let travel become a treat as you explore the river’s attractions by ferry, bus and train. Fal River Links operate regular services between all the great places to visit, things to do and attractions around the river. Most of these services accept the Fal Mussel Card Visitor. 1 Day card ONLY £18!


Leave your car & explore the river by ferry, bus and train. Not only is this great fun but it’s also sustainable, good for the environment and reduces your visitor carbon footprint to almost nothing. Transporting the average visitor around the river by ferry will use a fraction of the fuel it would take to move the same passenger in a car! Our classic wooden ferries with their low emission engines offer a great way to explore the river without impacting on its delicate natural environment. Go by ferry and reduce your visitor carbon footprint from around 25 kilos to less than 1! We are passionate about the river and its natural beauty. We love where we live and want to keep it this way for our children and their children in years to come.

King Harry Ferry


‘‘Voted one of the Top 10 ferry crossings in the world’’


Chain ferry across the Fal River carries cars, bikes and foot passengers. Saves 26 miles on a round journey. Departs every 20 minutes.

St Mawes Ferry Route: Falmouth - St Mawes (2.6 miles) Sailing Time: 20 mins or stay aboard for an hour’s round cruise.

7 days a week, all year. 01326 741 194

Passing: Falmouth Docks, Black Rock Keyseals on it), St (often with Enterprise Boats Mawes & Pendennis Castle St Mawes Ferry Place Ferry & St Anthony Lighthouse. Flushing Ferry

To Redruth and Penzance


To St Austell and Plymouth

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King Harry Ferry

Mylor Shuttle Timetable: Helford Ferry Park & Float All Year Round Orca Sea Safaris Newmans Cruises Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier at 1/4 past the hour and St Mawes at 1/4 to the hour. 7 days a week, all year round. Two extra services during the summer months.

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Info: 01326 741 194 Cost Rtn/Sng: Adult: £9/£5.50 Child: £4.50/£3.50 Fam: £25

Falmouth PWP Falmouth CHQ

Falmouth Park and Float / Ride



St Mawes Place

500 space car park with regular bus & boat services into town. (very limited long stay parking in town). FREE Parking when you buy a Fal Mussel Card. Park & Ride: 7 Days Park & Float: Mon - Fri June - Sept 01326 741 194



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Flushing Ferry Falmouth PWP - Flushing 7 days a week. All year 07974 799773

Enterprise Boats Route: Falmouth & St Mawes to Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage & Truro (8 miles)

BUSES Corlink Flexible bus service in Carnon Vale & Helford Manaccan Mon - Fri, 9.30-14.30 all year round 01326 259 794

Sailing Time: 30 mins - 1 hour Passing: Falmouth Docks, St Just Church, Trelissick Gardens, King Harry Key Ferry, Malpas & laid up shipping.

St Mawes Water Taxi On-demand service 7 days a week, April - Oct 07971 846 786


Enterprise Boats St Mawes Ferry Place Ferry Flushing Ferry King Harry Ferry Mylor Shuttle Helford Ferry Park & Float Orca Sea Safaris Newmans Cruises


Timetable: Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier up to 6 times a day from Easter - Oct.

Travel Cornwall 493, Truro - Feock - Trelissick Mon - Sat, all year round 01726 861 108

First Bus Around the river All year round 0845 602 0156 Trelissick

Western Greyhound 550/551 All year round 01637 871 871


Info: 01326 741 194

Cost Return: Adult: £14 Child: £7

Falmouth PWP

Hop-On Hop-Off Travel Pass Available

Falmouth CHQ

St Mawes


Helford Ferry Helford Passage - Village 7 days a week, April - Oct 01326 250 770

Falmouth Town Centre Shuttle Mon - Sat, all year round 01326 378 100

Park for Truro Park and Ride Service Mon - Sat, All year round 0300 1234 222



Place Ferry

Smugglers Ferry


St Mawes - Place Part of the South West Coast Path. From Place enjoy a selection of short walks around the headland with stunning scenery. 7 days a week Easter - Oct 01326 741 194

Trelissick - Tolverne Also Water Taxi to: Moorings, Maggoty Bank / Turnaware Pontoons, Turnaware Beach, Halwyn & Roundwood Quay 7 Days June - Sep 01326 741 194

Falmouth Water Taxi On-demand, reliable, efficient and friendly service for the River Fal surrounding areas and visiting mariners. 7 days a week, March - October 07522 446 659

TRAIN First Great Western Truro - Falmouth 7 Days a week, all year 08457 000125

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Explore the river ... The river offers plenty to see and do and is surrounded by award winning attractions, historic castles and riverside gardens. For a great day out buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor; this gives you travel between all these great fun things to do for just £18. Looking for inspiration ? Try one of our Fal River ‘Treasure Trails’ Follow the trail, solve the clues & see the sights.


TRURO Start your day out on the Fal River from Truro. Enterprise Boats run regular services from Truro Town Quay to Smugglers Cottage, Trelissick, Falmouth & St Mawes. If the tide is out in Truro don’t worry, they provide a free bus to Malpas where you can board a boat for the rest of your journey. Alternatively regular trains run to Falmouth on the scenic Maritime Line from Truro Station or hop on one of the buses that also run from Truro. Fal Mussel Cards are available to buy from the Truro TIC and give you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on all these services. 14

St Mawes & Pendennis Castles

Maritime Museum National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Pendennis and its sister castle, St Mawes, were built between 1540 & 1545 by Henry VIII to counter the threat from France and Spain.

Celebrating the sea and Cornwall with 15 galleries, waterfront cafe, tidal zone, children’s activities, events and regular exhibitions.

Both offer spectacular views of the Fal Estuary and bring history to life making your visit a full day out, whatever the weather.

‘‘... Brilliant! Best value for money of the whole holiday’’ Creighton Family

At St Mawes Castle, enjoy an audio tour which tells of the history of life as a soldier. At Pendennis Castle you can discover over 450 years of history and take a free guided tour of the Half Moon Battery.

All year round 10-5 I 7 days a week. Closed Christmas & Boxing Day 01326 313 388

St Mawes Castle: 29 March - 3 November: Sunday-Friday (Not Sat)

Pendennis Castle 29 March - 3 November: 7 Days

4 November -31 March: Weekends ONLY (Feb half term open daily)

4 November -31 March: Weekends ONLY (Feb half term open daily)

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01326 316594 OR /pendennis


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rd Cathedral Truro Cathedral Magnificent cathedral at the head of the Fal River. Open 7 days a week all year round. 01872 276 782

River Garden Trelissick Gardens Magical estate overlooking the Fal River. Enjoy the beautiful gardens full of winding paths, handsome trees and stunning views. Cafe & gift shop. Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes or Falmouth. 10.30-5.30, 7 days, all year round. 01872 862 090


Lamorran Gardens Overlooking St Mawes, highly recommended. Wed & Fri, Apr-Sep, 10-5. 01326 270 800

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Carwinion Garden 14 acre garden overlooking Helford River. Cream Teas. All year round 01326 250 258

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Glendurgan Super sub-tropical garden above the Helford River. Tue-Sat, 1030-530, Year round - 01326 252 020 Falmouth Gardens Various gardens around town, free and glorious. Opening times vary, Tregothnan Estate Experience one of the UK’s finest botanical gardens Book your private tour of the garden before visiting. 01872 520000

Beaches From secret sandy coves to Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth with its lifeguards, cafe and watersports. Find them all on our website below...

Ride & Walk Over 100 miles of easy to follow cycle and walking trails around the river. Grab a copy of our free area guide book and £3 map from Truro Tourist Information Centre. The guide book has a selection of the best walks with easy to follow directions and is well complimented by the detailed map.

Devoran Creek Cycle Hire All year round. Ideal for Bissoe Trail. 01872 863 142

The Roseland Peninsula Beautiful quiet beaches framed by the rugged beauty of the Roseland. Bissoe Bike Hire All year round. Ideal for Bissoe Trail. 01872 870 341

St Mawes Beach Easy to get to by ferry, ideal for kids, great rock pooling and swimming.

Gyllyngvase Beach Lifeguarded beach in Falmouth, cafe, shop, toilets, & watersports

Walkitcornwall Guided and self-guided walking holidays in Cornwall. 07714 084 644

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Villages The river is surrounded by many picturesque villages that are well worth a visit. Most can be accessed by ferry and a short walk. St Just in Roseland Home to St Just Church on the shores of the river, described by Sir John Betjeman as having ‘the most beautiful church yard on earth’ . Portscatho & Gerrans Neigbouring villages overlooking the bay, well worth a visit. Galleries, pubs, shops and cafe. Veryan in Roseland Famous for its round houses. There is a church, pub & village shop. Place Church & St Anthony Beautiful church and magnificent headland with stunning views. Great walking. Get here on the Place Ferry. Flushing & Mylor Two lovely villages both with shops, pubs and some scenic walks. Devoran Lovely creekside village. Pub and cycle hire. Loe Beach Watersports centre, boat hire and beach cafe. Helford Village & Passage Beautiful river with many walks, pubs, shops and a gallery. Ferry across the river.


Boat Trips

Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro mark the three corners of the river and all are worth a visit, each with something very special to offer a visitor. Falmouth Harbour Falmouth is the gateway to the Fal River and has regular departures on ferries, buses and trains to other parts of the river. The town is full of great shops, cafés and galleries and is buzzing with activity all year round

Orca Sea Safaris Coastal & Wildlife Trips All year from Falmouth 01326 214 928

Truro Cornwall’s capital this grand cathedral city sits at the head of the river and is definitely worth visiting. Get here by ferry from Falmouth or St Mawes. Fal Mussel Cards available from the TIC. St Mawes Old world fishing harbour on the Roseland. Popular all year round with great beaches and harbour side cafes and bars. Get here by ferry from Falmouth, 7 days a week.

Fal River Cruises Tailor-made and packaged cruises around the Fal 01326 741 194

Explore the Roseland

This beautiful peninsula sits between the calm river on one side and the open sea on the other. Really does have the kind of scenery that will take your breath away. Great for walking and lots of sandy beaches. Get here by ferry from Falmouth or use the King Harry Ferry. Explore using the 55o bus.

Helford River Cruises Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek Cruises. All sailings from the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth, onboard the Princessa. 07977 547084/01326 212939

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Smugglers Cottage

Boat Hire, Sailing & Watersports Smugglers Cottage The cottage is considered to be one of the beauty spots of the UK and dates back to the 15th century when a ferry was run from here, connecting the main London to Penzance road. Please call 01326 741 194 to check the cottage opening times.

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Fal River Cruises Private boat hire for your special occasion or event. 01326 741 194

St Mawes Mini Cruises & Water Taxi (Easter - Jan) Fast boat trips and water taxi service 07971 846786

St Mawes Kayaks (Easter - Oct) Sit on kayak hire 07971 846786

Wando Lady Beautiful motor yacht available for charter. 07836 788004

Falmouth Surf School Unforgettable surfing lessons on Cornwall’s beautiful coastline. 01326 212144

D-Day Used in June 1944 for allied forces to load troops, guns and tanks onto landing craft for the invasion of Europe. Web & Info: 01326 741 194 Get here by ferry from Falmouth, St Mawes, Trelissick or Truro Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes, Falmouth or Trelissick.



Cornish Cruising Yacht Charter and RYA School. 01326 211800

Treasure Trails Fal River Treasure Trails Solve the clues, follow the trail and explore the river. Great fun for couples, groups or the family. Ideal for those looking for inspiration and ideas....

Three trails available ... From 2 hours to a full day, we have a trail to suit everyone. Trails can be purchased with ferry tickets or Fal Mussel Cards and maps.

Mylor Boat Hire Great range of traditional sailing boats for hire. 01326 377745

Loe Beach Watersports & Boat Hire Watersports training and boat hire set in a stunning location on the river. 01872 864295

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Have you thought about hiring for your next event or special Once on board one of our classic ferries we promise you and your guests will have a great day out along Cornwall’s most stunning stretch of water. We love this beautiful Cornish river and we know you will too. From only £15 per person

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The Pasty & a Pint Package

The Champagne Package


This two-hour cruise is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the Fal River.

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You can choose where you would like your cruise to begin and we’ll make sure the boat is stocked with traditional Cornish ale from Skinner’s Brewery as well as some hot local pasties.

What better way to celebrate a special occasion in Cornwall than a champagne cruise along the river? This cruise package is ideal if you’re celebrating a special occasion!

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The Jazz Package Add some culture into your special occasion on the river by taking one of our Jazz Cruises. The two hour jazz cruise features live entertainment performed by a jazz band, who will cover well-known songs and easy listening jazz classics whilst you enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Fal River.

Manager, on 01326 741 194 or e-mail

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ToTallY Truro

Make the most of your visit with Totally Truro colourful events, interactive guides, beautiful christmas lights and stunning floral displays.


otally Truro Business improvement District is funded by more than 400 businesses and delivers a number of projects including: The comprehensive website listing shops, businesses, events and festivals, downloadable guides and online videos.

Truro app: available for android and iPhone, free download from the app store for things to see, places to eat and drink plus shops and businesses. Truro Festival: Truro’s Spring cultural festival, taking place 29th march to 14th april. Big art installations, literature trails, family workshops, gig on the quay, busking competitions, pop up theatre and more. check for the latest events information

Floral displays: hundreds of hanging baskets and floral displays adorn Truro during the spring and summer months. Go Truro! Shopmobility: Based at Moorfield car park, where a range of scooters and manual wheelchairs are available to the general public. open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm. Call 01872 241813 in advance for help and assistance. Gourmet Truro: a printed guide dedicated to all things foodie in Truro – from coffee or breakfast to a take away or special dinner.

Pick up the latest events or guides from To tally Truro at the Tour ist information cent re or call 01872 274555 .

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The True Taste of Cornwall A visit to Cornwall isn’t complete without the taste of a Skinner’s ale. Better still is a visit to Skinner’s Brewery on the riverbank in Truro where the Queen of cornish ales, Betty Stogs, and other award-winning beers are made.

The Real Betty Stogs Betty Stogs is an old Cornish folklore character who lived in West cornwall near land’s end.

Visit Skinner’s Brewery to enjoy the true taste of cornwall during your stay. Tours and TasTings


visit Skinner’s TouR aND TaSTINGS easter – october monday – friday Two tours daily at 12pm and 2.30 pm adults £7.50 children £4.00 concessions (Senior citizens & Stud ents) £6.00

Skinner’s Brewery

Newham road, Truro Tr1 2DP t. 01872 271885

When visiting Truro, please use . . .

Langarth Park


St Austell

County Hall


Rail Station


Penzance Falmouth

Park all day at Langarth Park, Threemilestone from *


Victoria Square

The high frequency service operates to Truro city centre between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. Postcode for Sat Nav users: TR4 9AL *£1.80 day return, £3.60 family day return – max 2 adults and 4 children aged 5-15, £1.00 concessionary bus pass holder. Valid for any number of journeys on the route, all day. Fares correct at time of printing.

For additional information on public transport in Cornwall, please contact Cornwall Council’s Passenger Transport Unit: Tel: 0300 1234 222 Email:

Official Truro City Guide 2013  

Welcome to the Truro City Guide 2013, packed full of infomation about events, shopping, resturants, accommodation, and much more.