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Truro

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Welcome to truro

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As the most southerly city on mainland Britain, Truro is quite unlike any other place.

Truro City Council

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It is the point where three rivers meet, the Allen, the Kenwyn and the Glastenian, also known as the Tinney. These three rivers join to make the Truro River which made the city an important trading centre from as early as the 12th Century. These days Truro is a thriving community, boasting a vibrant city centre, beautiful architecture, wonderful shops, thriving markets,

incredible food and inspiring art and culture in all forms. Add to this unrivalled transport links and stylish accommodation to suit all budgets. 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, opes and cobbled streets and take in everything that this great little city has to offer. You’ll be surprised what you may find.

Contents History of Truro

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Accommodation

What’s On

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Spending your time

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City Centre

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Parks & Gardens

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Food & Drink

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Area

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Shopping

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Arts & Culture

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Self Catering

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Getting about

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Camping

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Cover Image: Tracey Hunter Design & Art Direction: MPAD. Printed by: Deltor. Photography credits and disclaimer: Toby Weller, Graeme Rust, Totally Truro, Fal River Cornwall, Truro City Council, Dave Matthews. The information in the Truro Guide is provided on an “AS IS” basis, and all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any information, advice or replies are disclaimed and excluded. No representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability, or applicability of the information to a particular situation.


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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: tic@truro.gov.uk

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History of 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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Quite how the city derived its name is the subject of much debate. Many scholars believe it comes from the Cornish tri-veru meaning three rivers. In total there could have been 50 different names since the first recorded name of Trurow in 1157AD. Other possible origins are Tri-Riw meaning Three Kings and Tri-re-uru meaning ‘Homestead on the river Uru’


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he first settlers in what is now Truro were most likely a Celtic tribe that settled around what is now Pydar Street. It wasn’t until The Norman era, when a castle was built that the settlement became a town. The castle attracted further residents and gave rise to a thriving market, however there would only have been a couple of hundred people living here at this time. By the 14th century Truro had become a Stannary Town; which put it at the heart of the growing Cornish mining industry. Tin would have been ‘assayed’, meaning it was weighed, measured and stamped right here in Truro.

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The town’s biggest product throughout this period was wool and it would have been home to several woollen mills. Truro became more prosperous in the 16th Century and developments around this time included the grammar school. In the 18th century local merchant and developer William Lemon built many of the houses on Lemon Street. This is widely regarded as the best example of Georgian architecture west of Bath. The population of Truro grew rapidly in the over the next 200 years thanks to the price of tin and it became affectionately known as the London of Cornwall. The Assembly Rooms on High Cross were built to hold society balls and card games and a theatre was also built at this time. By now Truro was considered an average sized town and in 1877 Queen Victoria gave it city status with it’s own Bishop, Edward Benson, who decided that Truro needed it’s own Cathedral, which was built at High Cross. Gaslight came to Truro in 1822 and its biggest import at the time was coal that was used to provide the gas to light the city. In the mid 19th century Truro was overcrowded and became ravaged by Cholera. The population stagnated and by 1951 had only grown to 13,000. The city’s port centred around Lemon Quay, which until 1922 was still a working quay when it was filled in to become a car park. The current concentric circles on Lemon Quay are a reminder of its longstanding maritime role. These days Truro is a bustling city, Cornwall’s commercial hub and a wonderful place for a short, or even a long break.


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Heart of Cornwall

Centre of London to Truro in less than 3 hours!

As Cornwall’s capital city Truro has some of the best access of any Cornish town and can be accessed by road, rail, air or water! It’s central location and ease of access to both North and South coasts make it a perfect base to explore the rest of the county from.

By air: Only 12 miles from Newquay International Airport, and with three flights a day between Gatwick and Newquay you can travel from city centre to city centre in just 3 hours including check in time. By rail: Truro is on the main line between London Paddington and Penzance with direct connections to Scotland (Edinburgh) and the Midlands (Birmingham). The journey down through the peninsular takes you past some of the most stunning scenery and is one of the most relaxing ways to travel to Cornwall. The station is only a few hundred meters from the city centre.

By car: Just a short distance from the A30, the dual carriageway that links Cornwall to the M5 getting to Truro by car couldn’t be easier. Car parking is plentiful in the city centre and the Park and Ride (accessed from the A390) is perfect for visitors coming to Truro for the day. By bike: Truro is situated on two national cycle routes; route 3, which runs from Bude to Land’s End via St Austell and route 32, which connects Truro, Newquay and Bodmin. The city centre has plenty of bike parks at both Lemon Quay and High Cross.


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Spend your time wisely If you’re limited on time don’t worry, as Truro is a great little city that can be explored at your leisure.

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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, Bustopher Jones on Lemon Street has taken the best of Parisian casual dining, serving flavoursome dishes inspired by Cornish produce. 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. Images 1. Royal Cornwall Museum 2. Visit Lemon Quay for all the local markets 3. Café Culture in Truro 4. Shops amongst Truro Cathedral 5. Victoria Gardens 6. A view from the river 7. Get an appetite for shopping at The Baking Bird.

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24 hours — No visit to Truro is complete without a quick stop in The Baking Bird on Old Bridge Street for coffee and cake before some serious shopping. Truro packs a lot into such a compact city centre and it’s blend of independent stores, like Uneeka and Michael Spiers and high street brands such as Henry Lloyd and Marks and Spencer offer choice and variety in abundance. 4

Truro’s Pannier and Lemon Street Markets are filled with small independent traders and the twice weekly ‘Farmers Market’ on Lemon Quay (Weds and Sat) is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

48 hours — Exploring Truro’s river is a must if you have the time. A trip down the Truro River and into The Fal takes you through a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, past the majestic Trelisick Estate, where you can stop off for a quick visit. Carrying on to St Mawes to browse the South West tip of the Roseland Peninsular or visit the castle really lets you take your foot off the gas and relax in the unique microclimate that it has.


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The Long Weekend At the heart of Cornwall, Truro is the perfect place to explore the wider Cornwall. Whether it be taking a train to St Ives for the day to enjoy the secluded beaches or popping up to the world famous Eden Project near St Austell you are never far away from new adventures

and stunning scenery. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the north coast beaches between Porthtowan and Newquay are all within easy reach of Truro and are at the centre of the UK’s surf scene with world-class waves and a truly relaxed vibe.


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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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Food & Drink

Ask italian

Dining Out & Restaurants

Relax and enjoy delicious pastas, pizzas, salads, an exciting range of seasonal specials and a wide selection of wines. 76/77 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN T. 01872 261889 @ASKItalian www.askitalian.co.uk

Baba Indian Truro is a gastronomes’ dream.

It’s geographical location being sandwiched between rolling countryside and the River Fal means that it has always had access to Cornwall’s finest farm produce and seafood. This is reflected in its food and a short stay won’t be enough time to sample everything that this great little city has to offer.

Unique recipes with the freshest ingredients to produce new tastes for the next generation of extreme spice eaters. 32 Lemon Street, TR1 2NR T. 01872 262 694 www.babatruro.co.uk

Chantek

Falmouth Bay Seafood

Gravy Boesti

Award winning restaurant, with an exciting menu of Thai and South-East Asian cuisine, with the excitement of an open kitchen!

The menu is seasonal and the signature oysters and seafood are principally sourced from around Cornwall and the West Country.

Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, Gravy Boesti is one of Truro’s most stylish restaurants.

15 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 225 071 www.chantek.co.uk

53 Castle Villa, Castle Street, TR1 3AF T. 01872 278884 www.falmouthbayseafoodcafe.com

8 Edward Street, TR1 3AJ  T. 01872 222237  www.gravy-boesti.co.uk

Hooked

Kathmandu

Mandarin Garden

Stylish restaurant serving the freshest seafood daily, from perfect oysters to shellfish platters.

Well known for its welcoming hospitality and excellent cuisine, this family-run business has won many awards.

A popular Chinese restaurant and takeaway in the heart of the city.

Tabernacle Street, TR1 2EJ T. 01872 274700 www.hookedcornwall.com

19 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AH T. 01872 241330 or 01872 262301 www.kathmandutruro.co.uk

Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 272374


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Bustophers Bustophers is a bistro and cocktail bar offering classic, stylish and great value dining at the heart of Cornwall’s only city. We have taken the best of Parisian casual dining and made it our own: no tablecloths, just flavoursome dishes inspired by local Cornish produce, all served by our friendly staff. True to the habits of our continental counterparts, customers come for anything from mid-morning coffee and papers to lunch or dinner and even late-night drinks. We have over 100 wines to choose from and foods selected by chefs who know where to source the best of Cornish; Bustophers Bar Bistro has more to offer than most. Lunch: 12pm onwards Evenings: Mon to Sun 5.30pm-late Bar open 7 days a week 62 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN T. 01872 279029 www.bustophersbarbistro.com

Mustard & Rye Mustard & Rye brings US-style food and liquor to Cornwall. An industrial style American diner with a vintage twist; the main restaurant downstairs is a large, fun space, with an informal eating area to the front for a quick bite to eat. Upstairs, the late-night bar Speakeasy, is inspired by the 20’s Prohibition era and is where expertly mixed cocktails are sipped to the smooth sounds of jazz, soul & funk. The menu has been carefully designed to suit all tastes and includes; the ‘Classics’ – rib-eye steak, meatballs and burgers. The ‘Smoked’ - pulled pork, belly ribs, beef brisket and beer can chicken. The ‘Hot Dogs’ – with a range of exciting combinations. As well as sandwiches, salads, veggie options and a kid’s menu. Mon to Sun 11am-late Fri & Sat Speakeasy until 2am Calenick Street, TR1 2SF T. 01872 272766 www.mustardandrye.co.uk

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Food & Drink

MI Bar

Ganges

One Eyed Cat

A newly refurbished pub with excellent food and a warm welcome in the heart of the city centre.

At Ganges Restaurant, you can experience some of the finest Indian Curries.

The best local and seasonal produce that Cornwall has to offer. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere in stylish surroundings.

Back Quay, Lemon Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 277214

St. Clement St, TR1 1EQ T. 01872 242535 www.gangestruro.co.uk

116 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 222122 www.oneeyedcat.co.uk

Piero’s

Pizza Express

Sam’S In The City

A fabulous Italian restaurant for all the family. Pizzas, pasta and other superb Italian dishes, and a selection of mouth-watering desserts.

Situated in Coinage Hall, offering lunch and evening menus. A dining experience filled with character and charm.

Sam’s latest venture SITC; serving up a mix of the old favourites from Fowey with a new urban city twist.

Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 222279

Coinage Hall, 1 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QU T. 01872 263617 www.pizzaexpress.com

1-2 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 222122 www.samscornwall.co.uk

SHanaz indian

Shanghai Lounge

Sunny Spice

Highly commended by the Cornwall Tourist Board’s Best Restaurant of the Year 2006 award and several other prestigious awards.

All dishes are prepared by experienced chefs from China. Serving beers from the far-east and an excellent selection of wines.

A unique restaurant serving dishes from the Kerala, Goa and Karnataka regions of India.

1 Edward Street, TR1 3AJ T. 01872 225895 www.theshanaz.co.uk

Highshore House, New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 260828

Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T. 01872 306111 www.sunnyspice.co.uk

Tabbs

Thai Gerr

The hub box

Weekly menus reflect the best of seasonal, local produce, 2 AA rosettes and stars in the Good Food Guide.

Eat in or takeaway the most “authentic Thai” meal, this side of Thailand. We serve drink but feel free to bring your own.

One of Truro’s quirkiest venues in a converted 30ft shipping container. Serving delicious gourmet burgers, hot dogs and craft beers.

85 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BZ T. 01872 262110 www.tabbs.co.uk

5 St Marys Street Mews, TR1 2BE T. 01872 858658 / 07826108302

Lemon Quay, Truro T. 07742 875468 www.hub-stives.co.uk/hubbox


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Food at the heart of the city

Come on in, kick back and indulge yourself. Our food is fresh and plentiful and even our city dĂŠcor looks good enough to eat. Mannings restaurant and bar on Lemon Quay is where locally-sourced ingredients meet fresh thinking, as our chefs serve up classic dishes and incredible edibles with a big side of Mannings style.

We serve throughout the day from 11am– 9.30pm with our cocktail bar open until late. 01872 247900 www.trurorestaurants.co.uk

Lemon Street Truro Cornwall TR1 2QB


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Food & Drink

Treview

Truro Bowl

Yak & Yeti

A friendly club with a warm welcome come and enjoy our fresh and delectable meals with a lovely view over Truro.

We offer an extensive menu, and pride ourselves on our quality of food

A popular Nepalese and Indian restaurant, in the heart of Truro, with a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors.

80 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN T. 01872 272114 www.truroconservativeclub.co.uk

1/2 Oakway, Moresk Road, TR1 1DW T. 01872 222333 www.trurobowl.co.uk

10 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 272363 www.yakandyetitruro.co.uk

zafiros

By day, a coffee lounge/restaurant with a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu and delicious coffee. By evening, a funky bar. 3 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 222279 www.zafiros.co.uk

The home of Cornish ingredients. breakfast • coffee & cake • light & main lunches pre-theatre menu • á la carte dinner

Recognised by the Good Food Guide, The Trencherman’s Guide & the Michelin Guide. Awarded Gold in the Taste of the West Awards 2013.

Saffron, 5 Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HB. Tel: 01872 263771 saffronrestauranttruro.co.uk

reservations@saffronrestauranttruro.co.uk

Twitter@SaffronTruro


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Quills Downstairs at the Wig & Pen we have created an intimate dining room with its own distinctive style, where you can experience ‘fine dining’ without the fuss. All our furniture is mis-matched (as are the crystal wine glasses!) creating a quirky and cosy environment, enhanced by a wood burning stove in winter. Our menu changes each week in order to take advantage of the best local and seasonal ingredients with everything being prepared in house. Chef Tim Robinson has many years of experience in London kitchens; most notably with Gary Rhodes at the Michelin starred Rhodes 24. Quills is perfect for a special occasion, treat or romantic meal. We also hold a Jazz night the last Thursday of every month Tues to Sat 7pm-9pm

@ The Wig & Pen, Frances Street, TR1 3DP T. 01872 273028 www.wigandpentruro.co.uk

the Wig & pen Situated in the heart of Truro, The Wig and Pen is a friendly pub serving top quality food in a relaxed environment. Known for our food, everything is prepared in house, down to the bread, sauces and ice cream. Our menu provides modern pub classics and our gourmet burgers are legendary! The Wig offers something for every occasion, be it a quiet pint with a paper from the bar, leisurely lunch or catch up with old friends you are always going to be made to feel welcome. We have been selected to be in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2014 so you know you’ll always be able to get a cracking pint of St Austell ale as well as a local lager & cider. Mon to Fri 11am-11pm Sat 11am-12pm Sun 11am-8pm

Frances Street, TR1 3DP T. 01872 273028 www.wigandpentruro.co.uk

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108 coffee house

Cafés & Coffee Shops

With over 40 coffee shops and cafes in the city centre alone, Truro has a café culture all of its own. From alfresco lunches to cosy mugs of hot chocolate by the fire, you can always find a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

Angelato Our passion truly is the art of making Gelato and that is why all of our sorbets and gelatos are made freshly in store, so we can achieve taste perfection. Our gelato is made from the finest ingredients including locally sourced cream and milk from Roddas Dairy, as well as fresh ingredients that make our gelato taste that little bit better. Angelato stocks all the favourite flavours such as Chocolate and Mint Choc Chip, as well as some more interesting flavours like Oreo and Green Tea! Angelato also sells sorbets, sundaes, milkshakes, coffee, soft drinks and even cocktail sundaes, which are as delicious as they sound! No matter the weather, Angelato is a must for those that enjoy authentic ice-cream. Mon to Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11am-4pm

Unit 1, St Mary’s Street Mews, TR1 2BE T. 01872 241500

108 is a small, independent coffee house in central Truro. Our aim is to bring something new to the city, introducing contemporary brewing methods and an ever changing range of coffees, brought to you by skilled and passionate baristas. We are focused on serving premium coffee which is ethically sourced and has full traceability. All of our cakes are homemade using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. We also offer a free local delivery service and collection service. Mon to Fri 7am-6pm Sat 8am-6pm 108c Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ & Trafalgar House, Malpas Road, TR1 1QH T. 07582339636 www.108coffee.co.uk


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Adjacent to the Royal Cornwall Museum

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Arts Café, 25 River Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SJ. 01872 274 974. www.truroartscompany.co.uk/the-arts-cafe

Archie browns

We are a thriving health food shop, therapy space and café aiming to provide people with choice of a healthy lifestyle and empower them to look after their own health by providing a friendly, helpful service with an all-round uplifting and inspiring environment. Our café provides freshly cooked, inspired, delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine, to eat in or takeaway, for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Mon to Sat 9am-5pm

105 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BX T. 01872 274700 www.archiebrowns.co.uk

@ArtsCafeTruro

TheArtsCafe

A-meri-can Diner

Bhs Café

The American Diner is Truro’s ONLY 50’s American Diner, offering delicious, healthy, affordable, fresh food to eat in or takeaway.

Found on the first floor, the café offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea and cakes in a central location.

11 Cathedral Lane, TR1 2QS T. 01872 278323

18-20 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QW T. 08458 410314

Bambu CafÉ

Blend 71

Fine Italian coffees, hot and cold drinks, an all-day breakfast and a wide range of freshly prepared lunches and light bites.

We are an independent café/espresso bar takeaway, also serving light fresh food for breakfast and lunch. Mon to Sun 8am -4pm

4/5 Pydar Mews, TR1 2UX T. 01872 260144 www.bambucafe.co.uk

71 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN T. 01872 279686 www.blend71.co.uk


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The baking bird

At The Baking Bird we have a love of baking and a desire to create delicious cakes baked to perfection and decorated with passion and creativity. We use local Cornish Produce wherever possible, and everything is mixed by hand. Walking into The Baking Bird is like walking into cake heaven. They have just won “Best Tea Room/Coffee Shop Of The Year� in the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards 2013, and it is easy to see why! Set in a spacious Grade II listed premises, The Baking Bird boasts a huge array of different flavoured and styled cupcakes. From Cookies And Cream, Caramel Mocha Chocca, Raspberry And White Chocolate to Peanutter, Custard Cream, Jammy Dodger and Minty Choc.. and much more! There is also a large selection of Tray Bakes, Cutting Cakes and Cheesecakes. You can relax with a cake and a delicious 2 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T. 01872 277849 e.enquiries@TheBakingBird.co.uk www.thebakingbird.co.uk @The_BakingBird

coffee either downstairs or upstairs, in comfortable sofas, overlooking Truro Cathedral which is right next door. The Baking Bird also considers dietary requirements, with various gluten free, vegan and dairy free options. The Baking Bird also offers a bespoke service for those of you wanting something unique for your special occasion, whether it is a birthday, anniversary, wedding or a corporate event. The upstairs is available to hire out for private functions if you are looking somewhere more unique for your party or meeting. Cake Decorating Classes are also being introduced, for those of you who wish to learn more about baking. They have a large following on their Facebook fan page and Twitter, where the latest cakes and news are posted to keep you coming back for more. Open 6 days a week, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.


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Café Uneeka

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Caffé nero

Coffee traders

Dedicated to serving a great cup of coffee in an authentic European coffee house atmosphere, also Panini’s, soups and salad. .

Sit back and relax with a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or just a pot of tea surrounded by a warm and friendly atmosphere!

27/27a Boscawen Street, TR1 2QQ T. 01872 274300 www.caffenero.com

9 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU T. 01872 225714

Cloisters

costa coffee

A wide menu with gluten free and vegetarian options. Breakfasts, morning coffee, lunches, snacks, desserts and afternoon teas.

Offering a wide range of authentic coffees and food. Passionate, well trained baristas ensure a perfect experience every time.

5 Boscawen St, TR1 2EL T. 01872 888530 www.uneeka.com

34 River Street, TR1 2TF T. 01872 277774 www.blend71.co.uk

2-4 Victoria Square, TR1 2RS T. 01872 241045 www.costa.co.uk

Costa waterstones

county café

Duke street deli

Offering a wide range of authentic coffees and food. Passionate, well trained baristas ensure a perfect experience every time.

All food is freshly prepared from local produce. All-day breakfast, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and cream teas.

Fresh coffee, homemade cakes & pastries. Choose your sandwich from a wide range of breads and fillings, all locally sourced.

11 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QU T. 01872 264813 www.costa.co.uk

20 River Street, TR1 2SQ T. 01872 242468

10 Duke Street, TR1 2QE T. 01872 320025 www.duke-street.com

Fig Café

filling station

Amazing coffee, homemade cakes, fresh salads, tasty Ciabatta rolls & more - eat in or take away with a friendly team to greet you.

Locally sourced, freshly prepared hot baguettes, baps and wraps, hot roast pork, rolls, jackets, Panini’s and much more...

Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD T. 01872 222251 www.lemonstreetmarket.co.uk/explorers

Units 4-5 Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2L T. 07846759274

The quirky yet cosy Uneeka styled cafe is situated above the Uneeka.life store and boasts views of Truro and the cathedral. Indulge in delicious cakes, lunches, coffees and treats sourced locally from independent bakers, suppliers and producers. Escape from the shopping and enjoy a relaxing bite to eat whilst taking in the views. The lifestyle store downstairs, Uneeka.life, showcases a wide range of exciting ethical products from gorgeous handbags and accessories to stationary and gifts. Free WiFi and newspapers. Mon to Sat 8.30am-6pm Sun 10am-4.30pm

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Food & Drink

Charlotte’s Victorian Tea House

Fodders

3 Guest house

UK Tea Guild Award of Excellence 20022013. Situated on the first floor of Coinage Hall, a Grade II listed building dating back to the 17th Century.

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 kitchen. Mon to Sat 10am-5pm

In the courtyard by the Pannier Market, Fodders is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch in the City. Fodders is an independent restaurant and expresso bar established in 1993. Their extensive menu includes popular snacks such as baked potatoes, open sandwiches and a wide selection of salads, as well as three course meals. Their specials change daily and boast seasonal fish and meat dishes and a range of tempting desserts. Fodders also offer coffee, afternoon tea and a range of cakes. Mon to Sat 10am-5pm

Serving Leaf Teas, including our House Blend, Assam, Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Ceylon. A range of herbal, green and flavoured infusions including Tregothnan Cornish Leaf Teas. We serve Lavazza bean to cup coffee and Charlotte’s cream teas feature homemade strawberry jam and delicious freshly baked scones topped with

1 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QU T. 01872 263706 teahouse@btconnect.com

Tinners Court, Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 271384 www.fodderstruro.co.uk

Grounded

gifts & gadgets

Gracey’s Tearoom

Situated upstairs, serving cream teas, coffee and light bites, and it is the perfect location for a shopping break!

Light lunches, afternoon and Cornish Cream Teas. Locally sourced produce. A wide range of gluten free and lacto free options.

17 Pydar Street, TR1 2AY T. 01872 858798 www.gngonline.co.uk

Castle Lodge, 10 Castle Street, TR1 3AF T. 07863 354 506 www.graceystearoom.co.uk

Gallery Café

Hall for cornwall

The perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends or meeting colleagues, surrounded by art from the Lander Gallery.

A range of food and drinks, including delicious homemade cakes, are served in the coffee shop and the upstairs Ocean Bar.

Upstairs, Lemon Street Market, TR1 2PN T. 01872 271733 www.lemonstreetmarket.co.uk

Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 242466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

We serve a wide range of delicious foods and drinks, including but not limited to: Monmouth coffees, teas, hot chocolates and cold drinks; scrumptious freshly filled Da Bara Ciabattas, sourdoughs and Focaccias; healthy salad pots and amazing homemade cakes and bakes! We are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and treats, and we also offer a free local delivery service so you won’t miss out if you can’t pop-in in person! Mon to Sat 8am-5pm

5 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 277 224 www.groundedtruro.co.uk


For more information visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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LAVENDER DELIcatessen

LUNCH

LEMON TREE

Baguettes and sandwiches are made fresh to order, and the coffee shop upstairs is one of Truro’s best kept secrets.

This delightfully run family café serves freshly prepared sandwiches, Panini, soups, salads & organic fair-trade coffee. Also takeway.

Tucked away but worth seeking out, a bright and airy café/bistro serving quality breakfasts and lunches, cakes, coffee, beer and wine.

15 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU T. 01872 279394

Tonkins Ope, The Leats, TR1 3AG T. 01872 275252

5 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T. 01872 261005

the OLD GLOBE

Malletts Coffee Shop

Marks & Spencer Café

Excellent coffees, cakes and snacks. A room upstairs that can be hired for meetings.

Enjoy a tasty break in our traditional coffee shop located inside Malletts store. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Fill your basket with treats from the rest of the store and when you’re all shopped out, refuel at Café Revive on the first floor.

Frances Street, TR1 3DP T. 01872 245149

6&7 Victoria Square, TR1 2RT T. 01872 274441 www.mallettshomehardware.co.uk

Lemon Quay, TR1 2EQ www.marksandspencers.com

OSCARS CAFé

SAMBELLS

SECRET GARDEN Café

Serving salads, sandwiches, pies, coffee and cake from the Lemon Street Market. Mon to Sat 9am-4pm

Sambells provides a warm welcome. Freshly cooked meals, light snacks and home-baked cakes available.

Healthy, nutritional and above all tasty food. Local & seasonal. Naughty Corner is loaded with cake to balance out the virtuous veg!

Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD T. 01872 240046 www.oscarstruro.co.uk

Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, TR1 1EP T. 01872 262907 www.truromethodist.org.uk

15 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BU T. 01872 271 540 www.secretgardencafe.co.uk

For up to date offers and listing info visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk


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Food & Drink

starbucks

the Flying augergine

Treat yourself to a delicious coffee and relax into one of their comfy armchairs and watch the world go by.

Enjoy real Italian coffee and fair-trade teas with homemade food, from Panini to patisserie, salads to hot dishes.

3/14 Victoria Square, TR1 2SD T. 01872 225545 www.starbucks.co.uk

Truro Library, Rydar Street, TR1 1EP T. 01872 260560 www.flyingaubergine.com

the terrace

three rivers Café

A mouth-watering selection of homebaked cakes and scones, soups, toasted sandwiches, wraps, and daily specials.

All day breakfasts, lunches, coffee, tea and takeaway options. Friendly staff and a spacious comfortable café.

2 Boscawen Street, TR1 2EL T. 01872 271166

8 Quay Street, TR1 2HD T. 01872 273975

tesco Costa

Offering a wide range of authentic coffees and food. Passionate, well trained baristas ensure a perfect experience every time. Garras Wharf, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2TN T. 0845 677 9684 www.tesco.com

City Wok

Delicious Chinese takeaway in Truro. Tues to Sun 5pm-11pm City Road, TR1 2JJ T. 01872 275665 www.facebook.com/citywok.truro

truro cathedral

Relax on our comfortable sofas and enjoy a coffee with a delicious piece of homemade cake. Perhaps you’d enjoy a light snack or a more substantial meal from our seasonal lunch menu. We are open for breakfast from 8.30am and can offer the restaurant for parties, dinner dances, business breakfasts, etc. Cathedral Caterers can also come to you to provide all your catering needs for your special event. Mon to Fri 8.30am-4pm Sat 9.30am-4pm

Chapter House, TR1 2AF T. 01872 245011 www.trurocathedral.org.uk


For more information visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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bar qdos

Pubs, clubs & bars Truro’s nightlife is more relaxed than many of Cornwall’s other towns, with a selection of bars and clubs. The Old Ale House serves beer from The Cornwall Beer and Surf Company, Skinners which is brewed right here in the city, whilst the Wig and Pen serves good food and great beers and wines in a relaxed and friendly way. Perfect for bar room philosophy or those fancying a quiet drink.

Bunters This fantastic City free house is at the centre of Truro’s social scene; it is Truro’s number one live sports venue, covering all the best action with its’ state of the art multiple screen, stadium sound set up. It’s the place to go to hang out with friends and watch a game. Bunters also boasts a fantastic host of line-ups and special events; every Thursday night Bunters erects its stage and turns into “Cornwall’s Best Live Music Venue”, renowned for the quality of the bands and artists that perform. With its’ friendly warming atmosphere, Bunters is the place to go any day of the week whether you’re looking for party or a comfortable pint and a catch up with friends. Mon to Thurs 11am-12am Fri & Sat 11am-1am 58 Little Castle Street, TR1 3DL T. 01872 241220 www.buntersbar.co.uk

Truro’s only LGBT bar serving a vibrant and extensive cocktail and wine range. Everyone is welcome. Come and have a great time. 13 New Bridge Street, TR1 3AA T. 01872 222888

britannia inn

The Britannia Inn is a local Truro pub, found in the heart of the city selling real ale, wines and food. 7 days a week 11am-12am Quay Street, TR1 2HE T. 01872 273700


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the barley

jd wetherspoon

kazbah

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, Try Dowr specialises in cask-conditioned beers.

Hosting both tearoom and a pub, Kazbah is a great place to meet with friends for lunch, dinner or drinks after work.

Nestled down ‘Old Bridge Street’ overlooking the river and Cathedral, The Barley is one of Truro’s oldest pubs established in 1819. It is a pub with real character that offers a riverside terrace, an open fire for the cooler evenings with spacious and modern rooms above. The Barley loves its ales and holds several locally brewed favourites amongst its’ well stocked bar. The Barley team create an easy- going and welcoming atmosphere and love nothing more than satisfied customers ! Mon to Sun 11am-late

Lemon Quay, TR1 2LW T. 01872 265840 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk

2-4 Quay Street, TR1 2HB T. 01872 225545 www.kazbahtruro.com

live bar

the kernow club

A small but quirky venue offering the best music, comedy and film nights. Visit the ‘upstairs’ for wacky alcoholic concoctions.

Providing welfare to the Armed Forces family and their dependants. Open to the public for good old fashioned pub food.

Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T. 01872 242090 www.thebarley.co.uk

9A River Street, TR1 3DL T. 07980131194 or 01872 264611

18 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2A T. 01872 274 569 www.rblcornwall.co.uk

the old ale house

the night jar

the old grammar school

The Nightjar serves a fantastic selection of wines, beers and specially crafted cocktails.

Stylish and eccentric, focused on bringing you the finest cocktails, uncomplicated food and tunes for the sweetest grooving.

The Old Ale house is a traditional city centre public house managed by Skinners Brewery. It is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere of a bygone era, delicious food menu – specialising in skillets and hands of hot bread - and a wide selection of Skinners Brewery’s ales and ciders. Every Saturday night from 9pm you can enjoy live music as the pub stays open until 1.30am. The Old Ale House also boasts a recently refurbished function room named “The Hop Store”. Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm Friday - Saturday 11am - 1am Sunday 12 - 10:30pm

18 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AH T. 01872 260410 www.thenightjar.co.uk

19 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF T. 01872 858798 www.theoldgrammarschool.com

l2 nightclub

the office

Unrivalled clubbing experience, with state of the art sound and lighting, plush environments and fresh entertainment.

Truro’s number 1 clubbing experience. Family owned it’s the little touches that really make it! Awesome music to make your hips shake.

7 Quay Street, TR1 2HD T. 01872 271122

Calenick Street, TR1 2SL T. 01872 222023 www.l2nightclub.co.uk

Upstairs, Lemon Street Market, TR1 2PN T. 01872 223163 www.theofficenightclub.co.uk


For more information visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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Old Chapel Cellars

the white hart

vanilla

Anyone is welcome to come and browse our range of hand-picked wines in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Known for its olde world charm, serving excellent food, traditional ales and bitters and its friendly pub atmosphere.

With a distinct feel of a New York bar, Vanilla provides a fabulous setting to enjoy their delicious lunch and drinks menu.

Millpool, St Clement Street, TR1 1EX T. 01872 270 545 www.oldchapelcellars.co.uk

25 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 277294

1-2 Duke St, TR1 2QE T. 01872 242466

Truro Lounge

vertigo

william IV

An informal cafe/bar where families, friends, and locals come for a drink or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.

We pride ourselves on the food, drinks and music we offer; our unpredictability and a party atmosphere unrivalled in Truro.

A lovely, big, traditional pub with wood burning stoves, sheltered beer garden, conservatory and discreet TVs.

12 Princes Street, TR1 2ES E. truro@thelounges.co.uk - @TruroLounge www.thelounges.co.uk

15 St. Marys St, TR1 2AF T. 01872 276555 www.vertigo-truro.co.uk

8 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 723334 www.williamivtruro.co.uk

Food Shops

Co-operative

A well stocked supermarket in the city centre.

26 Boscawen St, TR12QQ T. 01872 272534

the cheese shop

As well as supermarkets for the staples, the city centre is filled with independent markets and grocers selling the best in fresh local produce.

A family run business noted for its wide selection of Cornish and international cheeses. 29 Ferris Town, TR1 3JH T. 01872 270742 www.cheese-eshop.com


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junction

pennyworths

marks & spencer

Centrally located for all your convenience needs. Cold soft drinks, milk, crisps, chocolate bars and other snacks and treats.

Step back in time at Truro’s traditional sweet shop.

Featuring a supermarket and bakery at the rear of the store, it’s perfect if you need to buy lunch, snacks or something for dinner.

Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 275152

5 Highcross, TR1 2AJ T. 01872 260788

Lemon Quay, TR1 2EQ T. 01872 271511 www.marksandspencer.com

Thorntons

Tesco

Truro farmers market

As well as selling a wide range of products, there is also café in store selling hot chocolates, sandwiches and irresistible cakes.

For all your grocery needs in a convenient, central location. 24hours opening at 6am on Mon until 12am Sat

The best produce direct from the farmer, every Wednesday and Saturday. A bustling, lively, aromatic and tasty experience.

12 Pydar Street, TR1 2AX T. 01872 320063 www.thorntons.co.uk

Garras Wharf, TR1 2TN T. 0845 6779684 www.tesco.com

Lemon Quay www.trurofarmersmarket.co.uk

the Cornish food box The Cornish Food Box Company is an award winning independent business based in the centre of Truro. We work with more than 80 small Cornish farmers and producers to find the best food produce that Cornwall has to offer. We check to make sure that free-range really means free-range, and then we choose the best and bring it direct to you. We sell everything from fruit and veg to, dairy and meat products and bread! Boxes of our delicious goodies can be delivered direct to your door in Truro and Threemilestone, Falmouth, Penryn, St. Agnes, Camborne and surrounding areas. Alternatively you can buy from our off the shelf stock or order in advance for a box of fresh food for you to pick-up. Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm Sat 9.30am-4.30pm Walsingham Place, TR1 2RP T. 01872 470313 www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.


For more information visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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The Pick and Mix Shop

the market butcher

Cornish Tea & Coffee Co.

Making sweet dreams come true! Get your sugar fix from the Pick and Mix. Mon to Sat 9am-5pm

Proud to supply an extensive range of quality, locally produced meats and cheese to retailers and the catering industry.

Over 90 types of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions, 20+ types of freshly roasted coffee as well as coffee & tea making equipment.

Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW T. 01872 272323

Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW T. 01872 272323

Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW E. info@cornishteaandcoffee.com www.cornishteaandcoffee.com

the Veg Patch

Halzephron

Thornes

A local family business run by the Roach family, serving Truro for twenty years. Sourcing as much local Cornish produce as possible.

A family business famous for high quality, handmade, herbs, spices & chutneys.

Selling fresh local fruit and veg as well as preserves and essentials for your weekly shop.

Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW T. 01872 272323

Lemon Street Market, TR1 2PN T. 01872 321409 www.halzherb.com

Calenick Street, TR1 2SL T.

Janosik

red elephant cellar

Truro’s only Polish food shop! Mon to Sat 9.30am-7pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm

Specialist beer shop and bar in the centre of Truro. Mon to Sat 10am-6pm

6 New Bridge Street TR1 2AA www.thorntons.co.uk

Quay Street, TR1 2HB T. 07933 510461 www.beer-cellar.co.uk

Visit the Tourist Information Center for Cornish products and gifts


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Food on the go

B juicy

Fresh juices, smoothies and milkshakes, hot drinks, fresh salads, sandwiches, fruit salads, granolas, cakes and Cream Teas. Unit 2, The Leats, TR1 3AG T. 07570 807414 catherinehancock@ymail.com

Baker tom

Sometimes you just need to grab and go and no trip to Truro would be complete without a traditional Cornish pasty eaten straight from the paper bag. It’s the ultimate food on the go.

All our breads are made with the finest fresh ingredients including Organic and local produce. Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD T. 01209 218989 www.bakertom.co.uk

Burger king

cleopatra

Martins Bakery

Good quality food and value for money in clean and friendly surroundings. A wide ranging menu including vegetarian options.

Fine British and Mediterranean food made fresh in front of you to eat in or takeaway. A wide range of vegetarian options available.

Family bakers since 1865, Martin’s uses a traditional bread making method producing an unrivalled authentic taste!

4 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 240904 www.burgerking.co.uk

22 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF T. 01872 274199

8 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU T. 01872 261444 www.martinsbakerycornwall.co.uk

Central Grill 2

Oggy Oggy Pasty Co.

One stop

A takeaway food outlet offering doner and shish kebabs, pizzas, southern fried chicken, burgers and grill meal deals.

Offering a range of freshly baked savoury and sweet goods. Also has a café. Mon to Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Fast food and takeaway restaurant offering kebabs, fried chicken, pizza, burgers and chargrill.

9 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF T. 01872 262555

River Street, TR1 2SJ T. 01872 274914

4 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA T. 01872 271424


For more information visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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curry inn

St agnes bakery

eastern dragon

Indian takeaway serving delicious freshly prepared hot food. Monday to Sat 5:30pm10:30pm

Now open in Truro, St Agnes Bakery is renowned for great pasties and it’s famous buttered buns.

A Chinese takeaway with wide selection of authentic dishes.

58 Little Castle Street, TR1 3DL T. 01872 223111 / 222352 www.trurocurry.co.uk

21 Victoria Sq, TR1 2RX T. 01872 223223 www.stagnesbakery.co.uk

16 Frances Street, TR1 3DN T. 01872 275313

the galley

golden dragon

hot dog paul

Sit outside and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Piazza. Take a welcome break, drop in and enjoy some great fish and chips.

The Golden Dragon has an established reputation for superior quality, superior tasting Chinese cuisine with eat-at-home prices.

For 18 years, come rain or shine, Paul can be found with a smile on his face serving hot dogs and bacon sandwiches all year round.

23 - 25 Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 242426

11 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T. 01872 222303 www.goldendragontruro.co.uk

Lower Pydar Street

JFC

jimbos

Subway

Hot food takeaway specialising in American style fried chicken. The perfect spot for a midnight snack after a night out in town!

Hot food takeaway, including pizza, chips, kebabs and burgers. The perfect spot for a midnight snack after a night out in town!

Calenick Street, TR1 2SF T. 01872 261444

8 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF T. 01872 223762

pizza pantry

Scoops ice cream

Pizzas are made on site and available by the slice as well as full-size. Sandwiches, pasta, sweet snacks and hot drinks are also available.

Serving whippy ice cream and Callestick Farm ice cream in 20 different flavours, Also smoothies, orange juice, coffee and more.

Pannier Market, Lemon Quay, TR1 2LW T. 01872 2797258

Units 1-3 Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 07789416069

Specialist in submarine sandwiches and salads; the chain also offers a delicious range of sandwiches, salads and flatbreads, crisps, freshly baked cookies and doughnuts and a range of hot drinks. Tasty, convenient food made in front of you to eat in or takeaway. Mon to Sat 7am-10pm Sun 9am-9pm

16 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU T. 01872 278888 Unit 3c The Creation Centre, Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 278266 www.subway.co.uk


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Sole Plaice Sole Plaice, winner of the National Federation of Fish Friers’ Quality Award, work hard to make sure that all the fish they serve come from sustainable sources and that all the potatoes that they use to make their deliciously fluffy chips are locally produced. Their newly refurbished, comfy, 90-seater restaurant is the perfect place to relax and refuel with some freshly cooked fish and chips and a cold pint of local beer or cider. Sole Plaice also offers free Wi-Fi for those who choose to dine in. If eating out is more your style, then you can take advantage of their popular takeaway service and eat alfresco before going on to explore all of Truro’s wonderful attractions. Mon to Sat 11.30am-9pm

20 Pydar Street, TR1 2AY T. 01872 271629 www.soleplaicetruro.co.uk

W.C Rowe

Wing lok

Warrens bakery

Wing Lok Chinese takeaway offers a wide menu of authentic eastern food cooked to order. Phone orders welcome. Since opening in1949, this family run business has expanded to become one of Cornwall’s best loved bakeries. Rowe’s offers a wide range of freshly baked goods including: pasties, sausage rolls, slices and bakes, sandwiches, breads and rolls, celebration cakes, buns, biscuits and pastries. Rowe’s is the perfect place for a snack to eat in or on the go.

22 Victoria Square, TR1 2SD T. 01872 216281 Truro Piazza, Back Quay, TR1 2LL T. 01872 278998 www.rowesbakers.co.uk

7-8 Frances Street, TR1 3DN T. 01872 273354

Walkers Fish & chips

As you walk past you won’t be able to resist the smell! Takeaway or sit down and enjoy a hearty meal from the large menu. 10 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ T.

Cornwall’s oldest traditional bakery and the oldest Cornish pasty producer in the world, and has been proudly serving the public since 1860. Aside from pasties, our product range also includes hand crafted savouries, luxury scones, artisan breads, cakes, sweet treats, and regional speciality biscuits. Our reputation for quality, integrity and friendly service is unparalleled throughout the Westcountry, where generations of customers have come to value our warm Warrens welcome. Mon to Sat 8am-5pm 13 Highcross & Quay Street, TR1 2HB T. 01872 222856 12 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU T. 01872 272069 www.warrensbakery.co.uk


For more information visit www.truro.gov.uk

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Arts & Culture

As Cornwall’s capital city, Truro is also the hub of performing arts within the county. Boasting a total of four theatres, including The Hall For Cornwall, The Burrell Theatre, Reddanick Theatre, The Mylor Theatre there is always something worth seeing.


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Truro Festival 4-21 APRIL Truro Festival is an annual music and arts festival throughout the city. Featuring the best in local and visiting artists and musicians, the two week extravaganza kicks off the festival season in style.

Truro Festival

Book your accommodation in the city early to avoid disappointment. For more info visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk


For more information visit www.truro.gov.uk

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opera

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ballet

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Birmingham royal Ballet

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smash hit Direct from the USA, the international to the UK as show New Jersey Nights comes is a spectacular part of their world tour. The show Valli and The celebration of the music of Frankie on a nostalgic Four Seasons, and takes the audience of one of the musical journey through the career From the back biggest-selling groups of all time. it all began, this street studio in New Jersey where The Four Seasons’ vibrant production includes all of Dolls, Big Girls greatest hits, Including Sherry, Rag many more. Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and so cast The production features an award-winning sets and a of singers, dancers, unique stage rockin’ on-stage band. box-office New Jersey Nights has smashed UK and is records right across the USA and proving to be one of the most successful touring shows of all time.

‘5 Star Fabulous!’ New York Press

‘The standing ovations say it all’ The International Post

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7.30pm Signed performance Thu 29 May Touch Tour Sat 31 May 1pm Audio Described Sat 31 May 2.30pm

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future generations

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Dance Til Dawn Mon 16 - Sat 21 Jun

entertainment

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To find out what’s on visit hallforcornwall.co.uk Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL


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Royal cornwall museum 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. Explore the main gallery and discover fascinating objects that tell the story of Cornwall from 40,000BC to the present day. Here you can marvel at the Trewinnard coach, set eyes on real Cornish gold, and find out just how tall Anthony Payne, the ‘Cornish Giant’ was! There’s plenty for families to enjoy in our British Museum partnership gallery - you can build a Greek temple, have a go in our ‘Mummy Factory’ and crack ancient codes. 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! River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ T. 01872 272205 www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

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

www.trurocathedral.org.uk

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


For more information visit www.truro.gov.uk

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Galleries

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 our galleries.


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Guild of Ten Lander Gallery Lemon Street Gallery Original Art shop Pydar Gallery Royal Cornwall Museum Studio 61 The Lane Gallery Truro Arts Whistle Fish

Old bridge Street

www.guildof10.co.uk

Lemon Street Market www.landergallery.co.uk Lemon Street

www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk

Nalders Court

www.original-artshop.co.uk

Pydar Street

www.facebook.com/pydargallery

River Street

www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Lemon Street

www.cornwall.gov.uk

Cathedral Lane

www.thelanegallery.co.uk

River Street

www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Cathedral Lane

www.thewhistlefish.com

New at Royal Cornwall Museum

You don’t have to be on the beach in Cornwall to enjoy the thrill of surfing! The Royal Cornwall Museum is making waves with an exhibition that explores how the popular sport of surfing has evolved over the past 100 years. ‘Endless Summer: The Evolution of Surfing’ offers visitors to the Museum an insight into surfing and the development of surf culture until 7th March 2014

Exhibition at Lemon Street Gallery


For more information visit www.truro.gov.uk

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Getting about The best way to explore Truro city centre is on foot. Its largely level access makes it perfect for a relaxing stroll round the cobbled streets, opes and mews. There are nine car parks in total within the city centre itself and a park and ride scheme at Langarth on the A390.


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Truro bus and coach station is situated next to Lemon Quay, right in the heart of the city whilst Truro’s train station is on the mainline between London and Penzance and is only a couple of hundred meters from the city centre.


For more information visit www.truro.gov.uk

Centre of London to Truro in less than 3 hours!

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As Cornwall’s capital city Truro has some of the best access of any Cornish town and can be accessed by road, rail, air or water! It’s central location and ease of access to both North and South coasts make it a perfect base to explore the rest of the county from.

By air: Only 12 miles from Newquay International Airport, and with three flights a day between Gatwick and Newquay you can travel from city centre to city centre in just 3 hours including check in time. By rail: Truro is on the main line between London Paddington and Penzance with direct connections to Scotland (Edinburgh) and the Midlands (Birmingham). The journey down through the peninsular takes you past some of the most stunning scenery and is one of the most relaxing ways to travel to Cornwall. The station is only a few hundred meters from the city centre.

By car: Just a short distance from the A30, the dual carriageway that links Cornwall to the M5 getting to Truro by car couldn’t be easier. Car parking is plentiful in the city centre and the Park and Ride (accessed from the A390) is perfect for visitors coming to Truro for the day. By bike: Truro is situated on two national cycle routes; route 3, which runs from Bude to Land’s End via St Austell and route 32, which connects Truro, Newquay and Bodmin. The city centre has plenty of bike parks at both Lemon Quay and High Cross.


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Where to stay

Useful Numbers Hospital Accident and emergency Royal Cornwall Hospital, main switchboard 01872 250000

Dentists Cathedral Dental Edward, Mills and Rainsberry Lander Dental Group LLP Pearly Whites at Cathedral Dental Practice Pure Dental and Wellbeing River Practice Smile for Life Truro Dental Health

GP Surgeries Truro Health Park 01872 261999 01872 272327 01872 272777 01872 265869 01872 222404 01872 242444 01872 222255 01872 272398

Vets City Road Vets Clifton Villa Veterinary Services Cornwall Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services Highertown Vets Kenwyn Veterinary Centre St Clements Vets

01872 273959 01872 273694 01872 560952 01872 273408 01872 225599 01872 223400

Getting here Car Parks CARRICK HOUSE Pay & Display EDWARD STREET Pay & Display GARRAS WHARF Pay & Display HIGH CROSS NCP Pay on Foot LEMON QUAY Pay on Foot MOORFIELD Pay & Display MORESK Pay & Display OLD BRIDGE ST Pay & Display PYDAR STREET Pay & Display TABERNACLE ST Pay & Display VIADUCT Pay & Display

Lander Medical Practice 01872 246810 The Three Spires Medical Practice 01872 246888

Pharmacies Boots Pydar Street Boots Truro Health Park Reeds Pharmacy Superdrug Tesco Sainsburys

01872 272810 01872 272823 01872 272106 01872 241611 0845 6779684 01872 260881

Taxis A2B AvaCab Henry’s Taxis Saffron Truro Taxi

01872 321321/01872 272989 01872 241214 077109563306 01872 263302 01872 890105


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Where to stay?

City Centre accommodation P51-56

Area accommodation P56-61

Self Catering accommodation P61-65

Camping accommodation P66

From camping to luxury hotels and everything in between, the Truro area has the perfect accommodation your visit. Our guide will help you make the right choice for your stay, be it a cosy family run B&B or a secluded self catering cottage you will find it here.


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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. Self Catering establishments are assessed using the following criteria. 1 Microwave provided 2 All beds full size 3 Bed linen available 4 Linen & towels provided, access to freezer and washing machine 5 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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The bay tree Georgian house only 5 minutes level walk to city centre and 5 minutes walk from railway station, Crown & County courts, Cornwall record offices nearby. Ideal for cyclists & walkers . Parking available 5 mins away, please enquire. Two double rooms (one with shower) and a twin. All rooms can be adapted to make twins and family rooms with a pull out bed, rooms include shaver points, TV and tea & coffee making facilities, free wifi is available. Your room is your home to come and go as you please. A full English breakfast with cereals and fruit juice incl. Same owner for over 25 years, only telephone and personal bookings, sorry no cards.Prices from single £35, basic twin £55, double with shower £60, triple £65, discounts for weekly bookings please enquire. 28 Ferris Town, Truro, TR1 3JH T. ++44 (0)1872 240274 www.baytree-guesthouse.co.uk B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

Chy Vista

Cliftons

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.

Helen & Stephen welcome you to Cliftons B&B, only a 10 minute walk from Truro’s city centre. All rooms have en-suite showers and there is free WIFI available. A full English or Continental breakfast is on offer using award winning local produce. Cliftons is also licensed to serve wine & beer as well as soft drinks & snacks. New for 2014 is our hot tub for guests’ use.

Higher Penair, St Clement, Truro TR1 1TD T. 01872 270592 www.sites.google.com/site/chyvista B&B from £70 prpn / MAR-OCT

46 Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1LA T. 01872 260812 www.cliftonstruro.co.uk B&B from £65 prpn / all year (exc xmas / ny)

1 Upper Lemon Villas This charming Georgian villa is located in a quiet residential area, 4/5 mins walk to the attractive city centre with its shops, restaurants and Cathedral. All en-suite rooms. 1 Upper Lemon Villas, Truro, TR1 2PD T. 01872 262293 or 07786 636827 E: susan.warrillow@btinternet.com B&B from £80prpn / ALL YEAR

The Rowan tree Victorian terraced house in quiet location, 5 mins from railway station and 7 mins from centre. First floor en suite twin room with superb views of the city, private off street parking. 3 Parkvedras Terrace, Truro TR1 3DF T. 01872 277928 / 07809 461033 www.rowantreetruro.co.uk B&B from £55 prpn / ALL YEAR


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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 29 bedroomed Hotel has classic décor and original features and is quietly placed on Falmouth Road. Your room rate includes free parking, free wifi, a free English Breakfast and free tea & cake in the afternoon. Facilities include a licenced bar, conference rooms, secure storage for bikes/motorbikes, guest laundrette, guest drying room and lovely friendly staff on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

49 Falmouth Road, Truro, TR1 2HL T. 01872 272450 www.merchant-house.co.uk 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 wifi. 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 www.donnington-guesthouse.co.uk B&B from £25 pppn / ALL YEAR


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mannings

We’re a smart and friendly 3* Georgian Grade II listed townhouse right in the centre of Truro.  We love quality but not formality. 

 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.

Thoughtfully unpretentious, the feel is stylish and contemporary but laid back and friendly.  We have the ambience, 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. Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2QB. Hotel T. 01872 270345  Restaurant T. 01872 247900 e. reception@manningshotels.co.uk www.manningshotels.co.uk B&B from £79 prpn / all year (We are closed Xmas and Boxing Day)


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Stanton house

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. t.01872 321533 e.info@mpad.co.uk www.mpad.co.uk

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 newly 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 www.thehaven-truro.co.uk B&B from £73-£78 prpn/April-Oct (plus £5 tariff for 1 night stay)

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. 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. 11 Ferris Town, Truro TR1 3JG T. 01872 223666 E. irisjohnson123@btinternet.com B&B from £35 pppn single/£55 prpn double/twin


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The alverton hotel

Discover The Alverton, our Secret in the city. Truro’s only 4 star hotel offering unrivalled levels of service, luxurious rooms and gorgeous food and drink. We are within walking distance to all that Truro offers. This beautifully unique, Grade II listed hotel has stood on its hillside setting since 1830 in the heart of Truro. The Alverton features 33 luxurious bedrooms including 5 stunning Garden View suites, rosette standard brasserie and bar, 6 unique conference and events rooms, relaxed terrace and private gardens. Offering a stylish and relaxed setting to stay, work, eat out or celebrate in Truro as well as providing a convenient, central base from which to explore Cornwall. In the City, yet close to the beaches and many attractions. Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ T. 01872 276633 e. stay@thealverton.co.uk www.thealverton.co.uk B&B from £80 pppn / all year

Our classic, contemporary brasserie offers a relaxing haven for guests and visitors to enjoy a wide range of English favourites, cooked expertly. Overlooking the garden and terrace, it’s flooded with light during the day, whilst in the evening you can enjoy a more intimate dining experience enhanced by soft lamplight. During the day, grab a light lunch or sample our famous Afternoon Tea and on Sunday tuck into a traditional roast for all the family. In the evening, indulge in our fresh, seasonal dishes and choose from our extensive wine and Champagne wall. Head into the bar and let us mix you up a cocktail or in winter an artisan espresso and homemade petit fours by the fire, warm and cosy.


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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

chycara

Chycara offers bed & breakfast and self catering lodges, with extensive leisure facilities, which include an indoor swimming • Lovely garden to relax and sit or eat in pool, hot tub and tennis court. This beautiful • Walking distance to Truro’s restaurants, country house is set in 16 acres of outstandshops etc ing picturesque gardens and woodland: this • Short distance from train, coach and bus is an oasis in which to relax. It is open all stations year around. Chycara is an ideal place for • Convenient for driving to all Cornish attractions exploring the many famous gardens, beautiful coastline and other attractions. Chyreen Lane, Carnon Downs, TR3 6LG 20 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HX T. 01872 865447 T. 01872 277374 www.chycara.co.uk www.trurotownhouse.com B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR B&B from £29.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

bissick old mill

Tor Vean

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 www.bissickoldmill.co.uk B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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

bished with all modern facilities including free Wi-Fi internet connection, flat screen t.v, hairdryer, refrigerator, refreshment tray including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh milk. An extensive cooked and continental breakfast and ample private secured covered off road parking. Kenwyn Road, Truro, TR1 3SY T. 01872 271766 www.torveanbedandbreakfast.co.uk B&B from £75-£80 prpn / ALL YEAR

blankednick farm HIGHLY COMMENDED

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 www.blankednickfarm.co.uk B&B from £42.50 pppn / ALL YEAR


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collingwood

Little Roseveth

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homestead farm QIT

Luxurious spacious accommodation 5 mins from beaches and walks . Selective area central to all towns  Truro 15 mins St  Ives 20 mins. South Tehidy, Camborne. TR14 0HU T. 01209 714696 / 716063 www.accommodation-in-cornwall.com B&B from £25pppn / ALL YEAR

COME TO GOOD FARM 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 www.cometogoodfarm.co.uk B&B from £70 prpn / 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 www.bodreanmanorfarm.co.uk B&B from £37 pppn / ALL YEAR

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 www.littleroseveth.com B&B from £60 prpn / ALL YEAR

Centrally situated, yet close to the coast, Homestead Farm is a great holiday base from which to explore the many delights of Cornwall, from the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan to the many National Trust properties. We have two electric car charging points, free for guests, this means you can charge your car while you are sleeping! Let us know when making your booking if you will be taking advantage of this. Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LT T. 01872 572583 www.homesteadfarmcornwall.co.uk B&B from £40 pppn / ALL YEAR


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DEGEMBRIS FARMHOUSE Degembris Farmhouse offers the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. This delightful Grade 2 listed building exudes character with its low beams and unusual slate hung exterior. Overlooking stunning countryside, this farmhouse bed & breakfast provides you with all the comforts of home in the 5 well-appointed bedrooms. A breakfast of traditional farmhouse produce is served in our cosy dining room, using local ingredients wherever possible, a great start to your day of discovery. Degembris is set in its own peaceful, picturesque gardens, ideal for admiring the extensive views over patchwork fields. Alternatively take a gentle stroll around our continually developing country trail. St Newlyn East, Newquay, TR8 5HY T. 01872 510555 www.degembris.co.uk B&B from £35pppn / ALL YEAR

Norway inn

INN

roscroggan chapel Superbly converted chapel retaining original character. Selective area  in nice grounds  5 mins from beaches  and central to all towns. South Tehidy, Camborne. TR14 0JA T. 01209 714696 / 716063 www.accommodation-in-cornwall.com B&B from £25pppn / ALL YEAR

The Norway Inn is a characterful pub conveniently located on the main route between Truro and Falmouth. Its location at the head of Restronguet Creek means it is a fantastic holiday destination with areas of outstanding natural beauty within walking distance. The converted boutique hotel bedrooms are spacious, stylish and inviting. Each room is lavishly decorated in its own unique style and all contain a luxury Vi-spring bed, flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. In addition to these 21st century comforts, the Inn retains its authentic character and

personal touch. Decorated with rich textures and colours the Inn’s relaxing interiors ooze character creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. Enticing menus have an emphasis on local produce sit back, relax and enjoy good food, specialty coffees, fine wine and award winning ales. Perranarworthal, Truro, TR3 7NU T. 01872 864241 www.norwayinn.co.uk B&B from £79-£115 prpn

Killagorden Cottage 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 Idless, Truro TR4 9QR T. 01872 272840 www.cornwallgetaway.com B&B from £34pppn / ALL YEAR


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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, lovely bedrooms 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 www.oxturnhouse.co.uk B&B from £74-£82 prpn / MAR-NOV

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 www.rosemullionhotel.co.uk B&B from £38 pppn / ALL YEAR

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the laurels

Trenestral Farm

penkerris

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.

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.

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

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

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 www.penkerris.co.uk B&B from £20 pppn / ALL YEAR

Roundhouse Barns Stunningly converted 17th Century Cornish stone barns set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tucked away on the west side of the Roseland Peninsula, we’re surrounded by National Trust land and rolling fields. From the top of our winding driveway, there are breathtaking views of the Fal estuary towards Falmouth, Mylor, Loe Beach and Trelissick. We’re close to Truro and St Mawes. Eden and Heligan are a short drive away. Lovely village pubs and restaurants within a few miles of us. We’re exclusively for adults, peaceful and tranquil. We have two rooms, one double, one king/twin. As we’re small, we provide a very personal service and delicious, award-winning breakfasts to guests. Luxury shower rooms. Delicious, locally sourced breakfasts. Messack Road, St Just In Roseland, TR2 5JJ T. 01872 580038 / @roundhousebarns www.roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk B&B from £99.00-£130 prpn / FEB-OCT


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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.

woodsedge

Situated in a quiet village on the southwest side of Truro and is a wonderfully versatile base for touring Cornwall and its many beauty spots and National Trust Gardens in the area. There are many picturesque creeks nearby with Trelissick Gardens and the King Harry Ferry only two miles away. High quality service in a beautiful setting. Organic breakfasts, home made preserves and lots of home comforts! Gig Lane, Carnon Downs, TR3 6JR T. 01872 870269 www.woodsedgebb.co.uk B&B from £30 - 35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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VENTON BERRON Cottage

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 www.trenonafarmholidays.co.uk B&B from £30 pppn / MAR - OCT

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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 along a country lane with a private drive 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 www.ventonberroncottage.com B&B from £32.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

Ardevora Mill QIT

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 www.ardevoramill.co.uk SC from £279-£999 pw / ALL YEAR


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Self catering accommodation

Honeysuckle Cottage

Higher trewithen

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 www.trewithen.com SC from £210 - £800 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 cottages 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! Also available family cottage, recently refurbished, sleep 4. Little Callestock Farm, Zelah, Truro TR4 9HB T. 01872 540445 www.callestockcourtyard.com SC from £300 - £720 pw / ALL YEAR

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 www.littlewatercottageholidays.co.uk SC from £260 - £847 pw / ALL YEAR

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Roundhouse Barns Stunningly converted 17th Century Cornish stone barns set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tucked away on the west side of the Roseland Peninsula, we’re surrounded by National Trust land and rolling fields.  From the top of our winding driveway, there are breathtaking views of the Fal estuary towards Falmouth, Mylor, Loe Beach and Trelissick. We’re close to St Just-In-Roseland Church, Trelissick, St Mawes and Truro. Eden and Heligan are a short drive away. The coastal path is within easy reach. Gorgeous country pubs/restaurants a few miles away. Exclusively for adults, peaceful and tranquil. Three one-bedroomed cottages offering every creature comfort. Completely refurbished in 2011. Designer kitchens, luxury bathrooms, spacious lounges. Messack Road, St Just In Roseland, TR2 5JJ T. 01872 580038 / @roundhousebarns www.roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk SC from £217 - £945pw / All year

Penpont

Pulla Farm

28 Tywarnhayle Road, Perranporth, TR6 0DX T. 01841 533331 www.cornishhorizons.co.uk SC from £604 - £2405 pw / ALL YEAR

QIT Spacious ground floor property between Truro and Falmouth. Ideal for couples. Easy reach of beaches, National Trust properties/ gardens, watersports, cycling, walking. Pulla Cross, Frogpool, TR4 8SA T. 01872 863143 www.pullafarmholidays.co.uk SC from £240 - £485 pw / ALL YEAR

BENALLACK BARN

Porhellik

Two luxurious, self-catering apartments for couples, set around the courtyard of a 400-year-old barn in mid Cornwall. Short breaks available.

Porhellik is a gorgeous eco- lodge which is only 700 yards from the stunning beach of Porthtowan; only 20 minutes away from Truro.

Grampound Road, Truro, TR2 4BY T. 01726 883618 www.benallack.net SC from £370 pw / ALL YEAR

26 Towan Valley, Porthtowan TR4 8FJ T. 01841 533331 www.cornishhorizons.co.uk SC from £450- £1100 pw / ALL YEAR

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.

Hydrangea cottage

Sleeps 4, Quality barn conversion. Both bedrooms have ensuite facilities. Beautiful peaceful riverside village yet only 2 miles from Truro. Ideal for couples. Full central heating offers home from home comfort.

St Clement, Truro. T. 01872 279326 / 07915 658556 www.hydrangeacottage.co.uk SC From £275 - £750 pw/ All Year


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the valley

TOM THUMB COTTAGE QIT

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 www.the-valley.co.uk SC from £520 - £1,950pw / ALL YEAR

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, 3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin & landing with spare bed), 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 www.cornishholidays.com SC from £300 - £1350 pw / ALL YEAR

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

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.

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

Porthtowan, TR4 8AR T. 01209 891920 www.rosehilllodges.com SC from £494-£1854 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 www.roperswalkbarns.co.uk  SC from £315 - £945 pw/ALL YEAR


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tretop

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: btb@macace.net 23 Corte Mear, Old City Hospital, TR1 2GG T. 01208 863552 / 07777 673669 www.cornwallholiday.eu SC from £490 - £980 pw / ALL YEAR

Trenona farm cottages

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. 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 www.trenonafarmholidays.co.uk SC from £385 pw / ALL YEAR

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Campsites

Trethem Mill

CARNON DOWNS

PENROSE HOLIDAY PARK

A tranquil landscaped park, all level grass and all service hard standing pitches. David Bellamy ‘Gold’ Conservation Award. Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6JJ T. 01872 862283 www.carnon-downs-caravanpark.co.uk £21-£30 per night / ALL YEAR

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. Halt Road, Goonhavern, Truro TR4 9QF T. 01872 573185 www.penroseholidaypark.com From £12.50 pn / APR-OCT

Trethem Mill covers 12 acres, half of which is level and gently sloping grass that is suitable for caravans, tents and motor-homes. The all weather pitches are practical for all units, though the use of a thicker groundsheet is recommended for tents. The Premium pitches also have water/ waste and T.V point. The spacious pitches have 16 amp electric hook-up and are either individually hedged or in bays of two. St Just in Roseland, Truro , TR2 5JF T. 01872 580504 www.trethem.com £18-£27per night / all year

Trevarth

Chiverton park

Summer valley 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.

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.  We do not have a nightclub or bar. 20 caravan holiday homes available from £175 - £630 per week Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HR T. 01872 560266 www.trevarth.co.uk £12.50-£20 per night / APR-OCT

Our family run Park is set in the heart of the glorious Cornish Countryside yet is only 2 miles from the beautiful beaches of Chapel Porth and Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes. Offering both Holiday Caravans and Touring, we are situated just a few minutes’ drive from the rugged grandeur and beauty of the North Cornish coast, Chiverton Park is ideally placed to enjoy the very best that Cornwall has to offer. Chiverton Park, Blackwater, Truro, TR4 8HS T. 01872 560667 www.chivertonpark.co.uk £250-£670 per week / APR-OCT

Shortlanesend, Truro, TR4 9DW T. 01872 277878 www.summervalley.co.uk £12-£20 per night / Apr-Nov

Truro C & c park Situated on the edge of Truro and is perfectly located for exploring all of Cornwall. WIFI available around whole of park. Touring vans, motorhomes, RV and Tents welcome. Greenbottom, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8QN T. 01872 560274 www.trurocaravanandcampingpark.co.uk £18 to £27 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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Events for 2014 Truro has a wealth of diverse and exciting events throughout the year that gets the community involved. Come along and be part of them” Cube Theatre presents Aubade

29th Jan \ Mylor Theatre, Truro College

St Piran’s Day 5th Mar

Blending film and theatre, knife-sharp dialogue and dance, Cube Theatre presents AUBADE. The unflinching reality of modern schools collides with the escapist 1920s glamour of Astaire and Rogers, with potentially horrifying consequences. New writing for a contemporary theatre audience. Written by cube’s Associate Writer Jon Welch. Recommended age 15 yrs+. Further information at www.cube-theatre.co.uk

The 2014 Truro St Piran’s Day parade will take place on Tuesday March 5th, Further information at www.truro. gov.uk

Tavaziva Dance present Tavaziva Ten

24th May – 2nd Jun | Helford Theatre, Truro College 2014 is Tavaziva Dance’s 10th anniversary and for this milestone the Company’s retrospective programme features excerpts from some of its best-loved pieces. Linking ten signature works together with film and digital imagery to take the dance, sound and visuals beyond a nod to diversity and into an artistic realm of its own. Further company info: www.tavazivadance.com

“Nothing short of explosive.” – The Stage


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Special events for 2014 Fiddler on the Roof

8th – 12th Apr \ Hall For Cornwall

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing, and starring Paul Michael Glaser ( Starsky & Hutch) and filled to the brim with classic songs like If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker Matchmaker, Fiddler on the roof is the longest running show on Broadway

iOrchestra

30 Jun– 13 Jul \ Lemon Quay

Truro Festival 4 – 21 Apr

Kicking off the festival season in Cornwall, this 2 week cultural event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the arts within our city. Incorporating; art, music, theatre, film, literature and Cornish culture. The 2013 festival saw over 50 events throughout the two week Easter break ranging from children’s art workshops, big art painting, theatre performances, literary trails and culminated in two large scale music events on Lemon Quay. Even bigger events are planned for the 2014 festival, including ‘Eggmania’ – giant eggs will be painted by local artists and dotted all over the city. Expect quest speakers from the literary world, crazy street theatre, music, art and a lot of fun for the whole family!

The Philharmonia Orchestra combines virtual and real performances of the orchestra to create iOrchestra. In 2014, the orchestra will be performing The Rite of Spring, supported by a multimedia installation called Re- Rite, which be located on Lemon Quay, Truro for 2 weeks.


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Garden Festivals

10th – 12th APR & end of July Truro takes pride in its beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces so to celebrate this, the Garden Truro festivals co-ordinated by Truro City Council and supported by Totally Truro BID, are annual gardening events bringing the best of the city’s green spaces to Lemon Quay in the heart of Truro. Throughout the events there will be a garden marquee featuring seed trays and painting exhibitions from local schools, children’s ‘get stuck in’ workshops, storytelling and exhibitors. Show gardens will provide great colour and vibrant activity offering the chance to talk to the experts from the city’s Parks Team and buy some great local produce from the other stallholders on offer.


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Be Active Festival

Truro Trend

The city’s annual sports festival is packed with a huge variety of free sport demos, workshops and come and try sessions to help support more people of all abilities in getting the recommended 30 minutes of activity, five days a week to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With over 80 events in the line-up, the festival offers the largest variety of sports on offer yet. Events include, dance troops, climbing wall, football, wheelchair basketball, healthy heart days, tennis, table tennis, golf, bike stunt shows, pop-up skate park, netball, basketball, cricket, badminton, crazy catch and inflatable sports activities!!!

An annual celebration of fashion takes place in Truro with businesses in the city joining forces to put on a glamorous six day celebration of fashion consisting of in-house events and special offers culminating in a must-see fashion show featuring dozens of fashion retailers’ latest trends.

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Britten’s War Requiem

8th & 9th NoV \ Truro Cathedral Truro Cathedral will be at the heart of World War I commemorations in 2014 with a range of services, events and educational activities designed to allow us to reflect on the many different sacrifices made throughout the 1914-1918 conflict. At the time of publication they are planning to hold a concert featuring Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on the 8th & 9th November 2014 with Three Spires Singers and Orchestra. Keep updated via the website www.trurocathedral.org.uk.


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Christmas in Truro Experience the magic of Christmas in Truro Dazzling lights sparkle above cobbled streets, carollers fill the air with festive cheer, shops burst with beautiful gifts and bustling markets are full of delights.

City of Lights

19 Nov, 7pm

The amazing City of Lights procession heralds the start of the festivities in Truro each year. The colossal withy and paper illuminations wind their way through the streets, handmade and carried by professional artists, school children, local community and youth groups. The city’s Christmas lights will be switched on in tandem with the procession moving through the city.

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Christmas festivities for 2014 Get your Skates on!

November 2014 – January 2015

Real Reindeer and Father Christmas visit Truro Wednesday 26 November 6pm Victoria Square

See Father Christmas and his real reindeer from 6pm followed by a procession through the streets of Truro at 6:45pm.

Made in Cornwall Christmas market 26 Nov – 30 Nov

At Christmas, no trip to Truro would be complete without a visit to Cornwall’s ONLY open air ice rink. 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. Further information at www.iceskatetruro. co.uk join us on Facebook search Ice Skate Truro.

An impressive display of products made by some of the finest artisans, artists and food and drink producers in Cornwall. Everything on sale has been certified ‘Made in Cornwall’ product. www. cornwallcouncil.gov.uk/madeincornwall

Primestock Christmas Show 3 Dec | Lemon Quay

Bringing the countryside and farming into the heart of Truro. See, at close hand, the very best of the county’s beef cattle and sheep being judged and sold. www.truroprimestockshow.co.uk

Victorian Fair Late Night Shopping in Truro

Wed 26 Nov, and 3, 10, 17 and 24 Dec until 9pm. Truro’s shops, markets, bars and restaurants open later than usual to cater for the annual Christmas presentbuying dash. Enjoy street markets, carollers and entertainers on Boscawen St, King St, Victoria Square, High Cross and Lemon Quay.

10th - 15th December Now in its tenth year, the Victorian Christmas Market is one of the many highlights of the Christmas activities in Truro. With over 70 traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market on Lemon Quay.


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

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otally Truro Business Improvement District is funded by more than 400 businesses and delivers a number of projects including:

www.enjoytruro.co.uk: The comprehensive website listing shops, businesses, events and festivals, downloadable guides and online videos.

Floral displays: Hundreds of hanging baskets and floral displays adorn Truro during the spring and summer months.

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.

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.

Truro Festival: Truro’s spring arts festival, taking place April 4 to 21. Giant art installations, family workshops, Art Car Boot sale and more. Check enjoytruro.co.uk for the latest events information.

www.enjoytruro.co.uk

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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Parks & Gardens

2012 saw Truro win Gold at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain In Bloom Awards.

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1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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.

The Truro Parks team work really hard to create fantastic floral display that gives Truro a unique experience for its visitors.” — Richard Budge, Parks Manager for Truro City Council


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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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arts materials | regular workshops | art books | weekly life drawing gifts | award-winning café | kids workshops | kids activity sets

The creative hub of Cornwall. 26 River Street, (adjacent to the Royal Cornwall Museum), Truro, TR1 2SJ. 01872 240 567 arts@truroartscompany.co.uk Truro Arts @TruroArtsCo

Clive mitchell cycles

Uneeka Home

roach butchers

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

The Uneeka home store and showroom is a treasure chest of ideas - lovingly sourced fair trade furniture and quality home wares including cushions, sofas, flooring, rugs and lighting. Uneeka works to support its producers and ensures that every supplier operates under fair trade principles, whether they are based in the UK or in a developing country. The Uneeka lifestyle store, Uneeka.life and coffee shop, Cafe.Uneeka are situated on Boscawen Street. Free customer parking on site. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 272323

6 Calenick Street, Truro TR1 2SF T. 01872 276930 www.clivemitchellcycles.co.uk

Princess Chula House, City Road, TR1 2JL T. 01872 888538 www.uneeka.com

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL

WATCH-IT

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


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The Old Coinage Hall Welcome to the Old Coinage Hall. For over 15 years it has been home to the Antiques and Collectables Centre and the award winning Charlottes Tea House in the heart of the cathedral city of Truro. Count house antiques

Clifford Gibbs Collectables

Churchill Books

Having spent the last 15 years trading at Coinage Hall you will always a good selection of quality antiques available in our Truro showroom.

A very good selection of golfing memorabilia and golf antiques in stock. Also many books, prints, stamps and postcards and items of general interest to the collector.

A good general stock of second hand and antiquarian books. Specialists in Cornwall, topography, poetry, music, politics, natural history, social history, biographies plus a large selection of books, old and new, on the history of golf over the past 150 years.

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T. 01872 264269 counthouseantiques@hotmail.co.uk www.cornwallantiques.co.uk

All shops and tearooms in The Old Coinage Hall are open 6 days a week. Monday - Saturday 10am to 4:45pm. 1 Boscawen Street Truro TR1 2QU


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Inhabit Selling interior products, gifts and fashion accessories, our family run business epitomises style and originality. Over the past 10 years we have evolved from selling rugs and cushions into a shop selling quirky products, fantastic fashion accessories and unusual gifts - an emporium for the unique and unusual to inspire any gift giving occasion! With a strong local following, we have also developed some product ranges of our own. The Sock Creatures range, including this cheeky monkey (pictured) and personalised posters are just some of the unique products you will find in our store in the heart of the city. This funky, creative, independent retail shop is a must see on your visit to Truro. Open 7 days a week Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm 1-2 Green St, Truro, TR1 2LH T. 01872 222231 www.sock-creatures.co.uk

Scentstore Here to help, our team of expert staff are on hand to assist you in choosing the perfect fragrance for you and your loved ones from the most extensive range of perfume and aftershave in the South West. The only boutique perfumery in Cornwall, we stock many niche and hard to find brands as well as designer fragrances that are sure to delight. Decidedly different, our aim is to help you find a fragrance to fall in love with, and we have many to discover at great prices. With free UK delivery available online, and free gift wrapping, for excellent service and a touch of luxury every day, visit Scentstore. Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30pm Sun 10am – 4pm

10-11 Cathedral Lane, Truro TR1 2QS T. 01872 263663 www.scentstore.co.uk

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Salt rock UK’s original beach lifestyle company. Kit out your whole family in the latest beach fashion at great prices in the friendly, welcoming Truro store. Saltrock’s beach lifestyle collections for the whole family boast a huge range of t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, backpacks, bodyboards, skateboards, accessories and more.Everything you’ll find behind Saltrock’s doors is designed exclusively in the UK, and everything is inspired by the beauty and individuality found on Devon and Cornwall’s coastline. So next time you’re in Truro be sure to pop in to see Chris, Jan and the team and get the whole family kitted out in top quality British clothing - you’ll be amazed at the low prices. Clothing ranges start from age 2-3 so you can be sure you will find something for everyone whatever you’re looking for, from that stylish pair of boardshorts to really look the part. 10, River Street, Truro, TR1 2SQ T. 01872 262859 www.saltrock.com

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DELTOR | CREATIVE DESIGN & PRINT

Long Acre, Saltash Parkway, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6LZ Telephone: 01752 841717 Fax: 01752 850450 Email: enquiries@deltoruk.com Web: www.deltoruk.com


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Markets in Truro For centuries Truro has been a commercial hub for Cornwall where local farmers and craftsmen have come to trade at markets. In this world of big brands and online shops Truro’s markets are hugely popular, attracting tens of thousands of visitors and shoppers keen to have a unique and more personal shopping experience. They are also a great place to buy local produce direct from the producers. For an up to date list of market days visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk


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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 £8.00 Children (Children over 14 only ) £4.00 Concessions (Senior Citizens & Stud ents) £6.50

Skinner’s Brewery

Newham Road, Truro TR1 2DP t. 01872 271885 www.skinnersbrewery.com


When visiting Truro, please use . . .

Langarth Park

Hospital

St Austell

County Hall

College

Rail Station

Museum

Penzance Falmouth

Park all day at Langarth Park, Threemilestone from *

£1.80

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

www.parkfortruro.org.uk *£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: ptu@cornwall.gov.uk www.cornwallpublictransport.info


Official Truro City Guide 2014