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Truro The official City of Truro guide 2012

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Welcome to Truro! At the head of the Fal River is Truro, Cornwall’s capital, a place with a great deal to offer. From history to shopping, for business and pleasure, it’s all here. Local poet Bert Biscoe wrote a poem with a line I love: “The Wraiths of 1000 Mayors, fret in the doorways of Boscawen Street.” Where better to spend eternity than in this historic and imposing street? I’d choose a window seat in the Old Ale House, with a pint of Betty Stogs or with a pasty on Lemon Quay, marvelling at The Drummer. Truth is, though, you’re spoilt for choice here in Truro! Rob Nolan, Mayor of Truro 2011/2012

Truro is a great place to live and to visit – with beautiful countryside on our doorstep, good transport links, a vibrant city centre and lovely architecture. I hope you’ll grow to love it as much as I do – it’s what makes me passionate about keeping the best parts of Truro alive.” Lindsay Southcombe, Mayor of Truro 2012/2013

Contents 12 Reasons to visit


Things to do


Parks & Gardens




Food & Drink




Where to stay?


City Centre




Self Catering




What’s on


Explore the Fal River




Useful Information


Totally Truro


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Truro Tourist Information Centre

Buy your Fal Mussel Card Visitor HERE

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

Come and visit the Tourist Information Centre, situated in Boscawen Street (under the Town Clock), where our staff can offer friendly and helpful advice for: - local and national accommodation booking - advice on planning excursions and activities - advance purchase Eden tickets - wide selection of gift ideas, cds, maps, guides, books, stamps, walking & cycling touring guides and souvenirs

Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2NE t: 01872 274555 f: 01872 263031 email:

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

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12 Reasons to visit Truro Truro Cathedral

Shopping experience Truro has an eclectic mix of well-known high street names and independent, specialist shops. Pydar Mews is the place to go if you’re looking for unusual gifts and jewellery whilst the shops around Victoria Square and Little Castle Street sell original clothing and homeware. Truro’s two undercover markets house a multitude of innovative small businesses. The Pannier Market, off Lemon Quay, has over 40 stalls selling handcrafted gifts and a wide range of local produce whilst Lemon Street Market has a gallery and café as well as an artisan bakery and a speciality Cornish food shop. There is a Flea Market in City Hall; and on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Farmers’ Market sets up on Lemon Quay, showcasing fantastic Cornish food.

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Cornwall Museum

If you want to see a real life unwrapped Egyptian mummy, beautiful Bronze Age gold jewellery or some 2,000 year old Roman pottery, then head for the Royal Cornwall Museum. There is a diverse range of displays from Cornish history and archaeology, the Rashleigh collection of minerals and over 60,000 botanical and zoological specimens. The museum

also hosts some fine art by renowned Cornish artists of the St Ives and Newlyn schools plus works by other artists such as Constable, Turner and Gainsborough. A new Ancient Civilisations gallery will open in June 2012 and there is a programme of temporary displays throughout the year – to find out what’s on, visit www.

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Green spaces

the fal river

Truro’s Victoria Gardens were created to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1898. Hidden amongst the exotic shrubs, flowers and trees are waterfalls, picnic areas and playgrounds. The band stand plays host to a brass band on Sunday afternoons during the summer months. Sports fans will love Boscawen Park with its eight tennis courts, three football pitches and a cricket pitch. There is also a large play area for children consisting of climbing frames, trails, swings and slides. In the summer months visit Daubuz Moors for guided tours and walks. The city of Truro is located at the confluence of the rivers Kenwyn and Allen which join to form the Truro River at the Town Quay and then later the Fal River which leads to the sea. It is this inland position at the head of the river that made Truro one of the key ports in Cornwall from the 14th century onwards and despite a decline in size and trade the port is still active. Today however leisure

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

Cafe culture Although the larger franchised coffee shops can be found in Truro it is worth looking out for the smaller, independent businesses dotted throughout the city. Step back in time and try Charlotte’s Tea House where you’ll be greeted by chandeliers and Victorian tranquillity. Charlotte’s sells tea from the nearby Tregothnan Estate – the first ever tea grown in the

UK. If you fancy a latte whilst enjoying fine art pieces, be sure to visit the Gallery Café in Lemon Street Market. Try something new on Kenwyn Street at 108 Coffee Shop which introduced contemporary brewing methods and an ever-changing coffee range to Truro without forgetting the mainstay of a good coffee shop, delicious homemade cakes (and free Wi-Fi)!

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Clean city/ Truro in Bloom Truro is proud of the many awards gracing the trophy cabinet for its outside spaces, as the city is a regular entrant in the South West in Bloom contest. The competition aims to find the most attractive towns and cities; and businesses in Truro are encouraged to give backing to colourful hanging basket and bedding displays. Truro has even represented the South West on two occasions in the national finals of the contest. In 2011 the city was also awarded the coveted Gold award in the cities category of the Clean Britain Awards promoted by the British Cleaning Council.

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

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Events/Festivals Throughout the year Truro enjoys a range of different events and festivals showcasing the diversity and artistic talent that can be found within Cornwall. Autumn is the busiest festival season and a fantastic time to visit. Autumn events include Truro City Carnival celebrating the city’s heritage and people with a lively street festival, and the 3-day Cornwall Food & Drink Festival celebrating Cornish produce with live performances, exhibitors and plenty of opportunity to taste

Skinner’s local delights! In November The City of Lights illuminates Truro with a dazzling procession of tissue lanterns floating through the streets. Youth groups, professional artists and local schoolchildren carry the lanterns and during the evening Christmas lights are turned on making for a magical ambience. Spring kicks off the festival calendar with Art in the City, drawing together artsbased organisations to celebrate local artists and galleries, and offering a variety of workshops to the public.

n Get more informatio r ou in on these events What’s on section pages 55-59

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

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Things to do

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

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Hall for cornwall


Hall for Cornwall is the largest regional performance venue in the county and brings the very best of local, national and international theatre to the region. Located in the heart of Truro, the multi award-winning Hall for Cornwall is conveniently located with nearby parking and all of the city’s shops and amenities close by. Throughout the year, the theatre offers a packed programme which includes music, drama and dance - as well as some fantastic family shows for our younger visitors. From top West End productions and comedy, to powerful drama – there’s always a huge range of shows on offer. Box Office opening times:  Phone Mon – Sat 9am - 6pm Counter Mon – Sat 9.30am - 5pm, Open later on show nights. Lemon Quay, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 262466

Royal cornwall museum Discover Cornwall’s unique culture from the ancient past to the present day.  Explore magnificent minerals, archaeology and natural history along with our impressive collection of Cornish modern art and British decorative art.    Family trails & activities, talks and lectures occur throughout the year along with a full programme of exciting exhibitions. New for 2012, from June meet our Mummy and learn all about ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome in our new Ancient Civilisations Gallery. Mon – Sat, 10am - 4.45pm. Closed Sun and Bank Holidays.

River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ T. 01872 272205


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Cornwall’s Cathedral welcomes you Ten reasons to visit Truro Cathedral

Fri 14th Dec 2012 – Sun 6th Jan 2013 Cornwall’s family pantomime Hall for Cornwall, bringing the very best of national, international and local theatre to Cornwall

Box Office 01872 262466 Hall for Cornwall, Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

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

The Drummer, Tim Shaw 2011

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Truro City Council

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

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Parks & Gardens While the stunning floral displays and hanging baskets are at their prime during Spring and Summer, an army of 18 green-fingered members of staff work solidly all year round to ensure the city is clean and colourful. Alongside Truro’s main open displays are the city centre’s 1,000 hanging baskets and planters. Add to this two cemeteries, four allotment sites and a number of playing fields, Truro has a significant amount of green space, much of it tucked away, for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

Boscawen Park, around a mile outside of the city centre, is Truro’s largest open space. It offers tennis courts, cricket and football pitches, a duck pond, river walk with exercise equipment and children’s play equipment. It also boasts landscaped gardens with attractive floral bedding displays.

A short walk from the city centre is Truro’s hidden gem – Victoria Gardens. In the shadow of the magnificent viaduct, they were created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. At the centre of the gardens is a bandstand, gifted by a former Truro City Councillor, and a fountain, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. The gardens host free entertainment every day during August.

Richard Budge,

The fountain at Victoria Gardens was originally stationed in Boscawen Street outside Coinage Hall, where the war memorial now stands, where it was used to chain horses. A short walk from Victoria Gardens is Waterfall Gardens near St Georges Church and Hendra Park, which is home to the hugely popular skate park.

Head of Truro’s parks department. I love looking down Tregolls Road, especially during Spring when the cherry blossom is in full bloom. I also like Furniss Island, which is a quiet spot in a very busy part of town where you can take five minutes to enjoy a sit down or a sandwich at lunchtime.”

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Walking and cycling Truro to Falmouth

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A number of walks can be found around Truro – from Boscawen Park on the Truro River, there is a waterside walk alongside the cricket club towards Malpas.



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It’s just over a mile to the Heron Inn and onwards you can walk to the beautiful village of St Clement. There is also a flat, riverside walk starting from St Clement to Tresillian of around 1.5 miles. City-based business Treasure Trails offers a guided walking route around Truro, which is great for families and is available to buy from the Tourist Information Centre.

Kloe Wood Lyndorff

Truro Green Walks is a project which holds organised walks for people to get together, socialise and enjoy green space. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2pm in front of Truro Cathedral. For latest information about upcoming walks, call 07512 846 313 or email Truro is part of two national cycle routes – routes 3 and 32. Nearby Truro, there is also the Mineral Tramways route between Devoran and Portreath, which connects the south coast of Cornwall with the north. carries free maps for download.

Truro Green Walks: One green space I love is Furniss Island. This hidden gem of a park, nestled between Quay Street and Morlaix Avenue gets its name from Furniss biscuits whos factory once occupied the site. As well as history this little park is full of flowers, trees with swans and the occasional kingfisher to be spotted on the River Allen which flows around it. A lovely place in the heart of the city to enjoy a sandwich over lunch.”

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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 the galleries below. Driftwood Gallery Guild of Ten Lander Gallery Lemon Street Gallery Original Art shop Pydar Gallery Royal Cornwall Museum The Lane Gallery Truro Arts Whistle Fish

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Skinner’s brewery

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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.


kinner’s ales have won more awards than any other brewery in the West Country - including a record three times supreme champion of the South West and in 2008, Betty Stogs was selected as the CAMRA Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain.

Skinner’s only use the finest ingredients including whole hops (not the cheaper pellet alternative). The beer is made with local Cornish malted barley, grown within six miles of the brewery on three separate farms.

This independent, familyrun brewery in the capital of Cornwall has a 425 brewer’s barrel weekly capacity (122,400 pints). It brews the finest cask ale in Cornwall and is revered throughout the UK for the quality and distinct hoppy aromas of its beers.

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Daily Tours and Tastings Visit Skinner’s Brewery to enjoy the true taste of Cornwall during your stay. Tours and Tastings Easter – October Monday – Friday Two tours daily at 12pm and 2.30 pm Adults £7.50 Children £4.00 Concessions (Senior Citizens & Stud ents) £6.00

Winter tours are by prior arrangement and group bookings can be arranged.

Visit Skinner’s

Visitors are advised to wear flat shoes for the tours. We regret that we are not able to accommodate children under 14 years old.

The Real Betty Stogs Betty Stogs is an old Cornish folklore character who lived in West Cornwall near Land’s End. She was unkempt and lazy, could never mend her stockings, couldn’t knit or cook but did like a drop of ale. Due to this neglect, the ‘Small People’ took Betty’s child from her and washed the baby in the morning dew before returning it. The shock of having her baby taken turned Betty into a reformed character and model mother. Today you’ll see Betty Stogs at a range of Cornish events, played by local man Fred Thomas. You’ll see the trusty fundraising bucket always with her – over the last five years Betty has raised a colossal £30,000 for local charities.

Skinner’s Brewery

Newham Road, Truro TR1 2DP t. 01872 271885

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Food & drink Lunching out is a favourite pastime for Truronians and with a wealth of quirky yet quality eateries, there’s lots to choose from. Check out Cornish coffee brand Origin and Tregothnan tea, grown just up the road.

Steve Whittingham,

Fodders Restaurant and The Espresso Bar, Tinner’s Court The café culture in Truro is very vibrant. We have a good selection of coffee shops, from the big names to local independents so there is lots to choose from. Tinner’s Court, where we are based, is a lovely, tranquil area, where you can watch the world go by. These days, people are very interested in what they eat and drink and where their food comes from. All our food is prepared and cooked, fresh on the premises. People like to see locally sourced produce wherever possible.”

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Charlotte’s Victorian Tea House


Hall for Cornwall


3 Guest house

UK Tea Guild Award of Excellence 20022011. Situated on the first floor of Coinage Hall, a Grade II listed building dating back to the 17th century. 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, Charlotte’s cream teas feature home made strawberry jam and delicious Charlotte’s freshly baked scones

Sole plaice


topped with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream. The lunch menu features homemade soups, freshly cut sandwiches, baked potatoes, quiches, salads, omlettes, brunches and vegetarian dishes all freshly prepared in our kitchens. Open Mon-Sat 10-00am – 4-45pm 1 Boscawen Street, Truro, TR1 2QU T. 01872 263706


Enjoying a central location, Hall for Cornwall’s coffee shop offers an ideal place to pause for light refreshment if you are spending the day in Truro, or before a show. In the summer months we offer al-fresco dining with sheltered seating on Lemon Quay. Step aside from the bustle, watch the world go by and soak up the atmosphere. With regular events on the piazza as well as local markets there’s always something to see while you enjoy a hot drink and a snack. Our coffee shop also caters for people on the go with a range of freshly prepared sandwiches and salads. Hall for Cornwall, Lemon Quay T. 01872 262466


Cafe Uneeka


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

One of the finest fish restaurants in Cornwall. Our menu serves locally caught sustainable fish as well as fabulous meat & vegetarian dishes and the choice of lobster or crab from our very own tank!

Open Mon - Sat Rest : 11.30am - 8.00pm T/Away: 11.30am - 9.00pm

Open Lunch Mon - Sat 12 - 2.30pm Pre - theatre Mon - Sat 5.30 - 6.45pm Dinner Mon - Sat 7 - 9.30pm (10pm Fri & Sat)

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

20 Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 2AY T. 01872 271629

Tabernacle Street, Truro, TR1 2EJ T. 01872 274700

5 Boscawen St, Truro, TR1 2EL T. 01872 888530

Or join us for pre-theatre champagne and fresh oysters.

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Coffee and homemade cakes, using Cornish produce. Local delivery is available. MON-FRI 7am - 6pm SAT 8am - 6pm 108c Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3DJ T. 07582339636

Manolo’s Spanish Tapas Bar, Truro, where eating is a pleasure to be enjoyed throughout the day and into the night. The food is definitely the star of the show and, in the Spanish tradition, you won’t find a printed menu - as our authentic tapas and paella dishes are created daily by our Spanish cooks, combining the best of Spanish and local produce to delicious effect. Choose as much or as little as you like and, with a glass of Spanish sherry or wine, experience the real flavour of Spain. Open 7 days a week 11am until late Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 277214


A licensed wholefood restaurant and tea room where all the food is prepared and cooked on the premises. Fodders serves a variety of fresh foods including fish, meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. A limited take-away is available at a 10% discount. Our Espresso Bar Serves homemade locally sourced food and Origin Coffee. Follow us on Twitter @FoddersTruro Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 271384

homemade cakes beautiful italian coffee fine teas

Riverside Cottage open daily for lunch, indulgent afternoon teas and dinner.

freshly prepared breakfast & lunch menu

Get here by ferry from Truro with Enterprise Boats and enjoy the scenic river cruise, see p 71.

a haven in the middle of truro open daily from 9:30

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the one eyed cat

Norway inn

3 Guest house

Long famous for its fine food, excellent wines, ales, the Norway Inn retains its authentic character and personal touch. Perranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7NU T. 01872 864241 Truro’s original Bar & Brasserie, located in a wonderfully converted, Grade II listed Chapel. Synonymous for great food, focusing on the very best local and seasonal produce that Cornwall has to offer combined with warm, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere in stylish surroundings, the One Eyed Cat is a truly unique venue. By day, the One Eyed Cat is the perfect place for everything from a coffee – we believe the best coffee in the city – or lunch with friends or colleagues through to drinks after work.

By night, the One Eyed Cat is transformed again. Choose from a wide range of draught or bottled beers, a fantastic selection of wines and of course an indulgent cocktail menu, before selecting from our seasonal menu that promises fresh, funky, vibrant food that has been designed to put a smile on your face. Open 7 days a week 11am-late 116 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ T. 01872 222122

cathedral Cafe


Freshly prepared seasonal food throughout the day overlooking Cathedral Green. Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4pm, Sat 9.30am - 4pm 20 Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 2AY T. 01872 245011.

Cafés and coffee shops Archie Browns Bambu Cafe Cafe Cleopatra Caffe Nero Coffee at Reeds Pharmacy Coffee Traders Costa The Lemon Tree Lunch Sambells Coffee Shop Starbucks Coffee The Arts Cafe Thorntons Cafe Three Rivers Cafe

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Food to go Curry Inn Indian takeaway Eastern Dragon Chinese takeaway Jimbos Hot food takeaway Golden Dragon Chinese takeaway Wing Lok Chinese takeaway Walkers Fish & Chips

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Pub and Bars Bar QDOS Britannia Inn Bunters Bar Crab & Ale House The old Grammar School Kazbah Live Bar Vertigo The Old Ale House The Wig & Pen William IV Zafiros

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Restaurants ASK Baba Indian Restaurant Bustophers Bar Bistro Chantek Cloisters Restaurant Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe Gravy Kathmandu Palace Mandarin Garden Mannings Pieros Real Greek Saffron Shanaz Indian Resturant Shanghai Lounge Tabbs Restaurant The Ganges Indian Tandoori Thai Orchid The Riverbank Xen Noodle Bar Eastern dishes Yak and Yeti

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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.

Jenna Hallinan,

Uneeka, Boscawen Street There’s a vibrant shopping experience to be found here, from local delis to beautiful boutiques, with quality and value throughout. Sustainability and ethical trading is at the heart of shopping in Truro, and you’ll always find something a bit different. Truro is a Fair Trade city, something we are very proud of.”

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

Visit for quality gifts, homeware, clothing and accessories., 5 Boscawen St, Truro, TR1 2EL

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Rieker shoes Rieker is the world’s leading antistress footwear brand and has become a destination store for both men and women with its new retail outlet at 9 River Street, Truro. Rieker has a reputation for style, quality and comfort, which has been built up during its long and enviable history - they have been designing and manufacturing unique footwear since 1874. Rieker footwear uses lightweight, flexible components for minimum weight, optimum shock absorption and maximum flexibility. Rieker produce exceptional footwear for both men and women, footwear that is stylish, fashionable and has real appeal. Open 7 days a week Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm 9 River Street, Truro, TR1 2SQ T. 01872 263055


Uneeka Home

Morgans, formally from Falmouth, can now be found in a complex of beautifully converted barns in St Agnes.

trained staff, with extra seating in the ‘Coffee Snug’ which can be reserved for small groups and meetings.

We have created a laid back and relaxed shopping experience where you can find furnishings for the home, jewellery, gifts for the whole family, a child and baby gift section which includes a large range of ‘jellycat’ toys, cards for all occasions and an area dedicated to good quality Cornish products. We also have a café serving light lunches, homemade cakes and locally roasted Origin Coffee made by our barista

The family run shop and café is open 7 days a week from 10am, easily accessible from the large free car park and is wheelchair and pram friendly. We hope to see you there.


Furniture & Interiors to enhance your living space. Solid furniture ranges handcrafted from quality, sustainable hardwood. Choose from a vast selection to suit all tastes. From tables & chairs, bookcases and beds to table lamps, cushions and throws you’ll find everything at Uneeka Home. We have the largest selection of lighting Truro has to offer, plus stunning soft furnishings, rugs and design led homeware to complement your home. Free on-site parking, nationwide delivery and the option to try before you buy. Open Mon -Sat 10 - 6pm

Presingoll Barns, Penwinnick Road, St Agnes. TR5 0PA T. 01872 553007

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

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Shopping - Pannier Market

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





Licensed wholefood restaurant and espresso bar serving homemade locally sourced food. Open Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5.00 Sat 9.00 - 5.00

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

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

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 271384

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 277266

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL



Truro Model Shop


Cornish Tea & Coffee Co



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

A wide selection of remote control models, die cast model cars , American model cars, Airfix & Hasegawa Model Kits & accessories.

Roasted Coffee Beans ground to order - Loose Leaf Black, Green, White teas - Rooibos, Fruit Infusions - Thermal Cafetieres & much more.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 225577

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

Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LL T. 01872 276524

All About Frames


Shiny Shiny


The Market Sock Shop

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

The lovely silver shop, specialising in silver jewellery, body jewellery and gifts.

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

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 320139

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J5 Cottage Fabrics


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

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

Ready made curtains to take away and hang today. Also ready made net curtains complete with pocket ready to hang.

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 261810

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 222101

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Mobile World


the filling station

J5 Music Nostalgia


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

Locally sourced, freshly prepared hot roast pork baguettes, jacket potatoes, paninis, burgers, breakfast baps.

We have the largest selection of CDs, vinyl records, & music DVDs from classical to rock & most other styles! We also sell posters.

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

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 07789 416069 Twitter: @thefillingstn

Pannier Market, Truro, TR1 2LW T. 01872 274998





martin’s bakery

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

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

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

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

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

Knitting wools, sewing threads, beads, sequins etc.

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

Pannier Market, Truro TR1 2LL T. 01872 275034

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Shopping - Lemon street market

Lemon Street Market Lemon Street Market is Truro’s vibrant and eclectic shopping destination, with entrances by the cinema on Lemon Street and alongside Moorfields car park. The market is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Go to for more information about all the traders.

Explorers Café


Gallery Café


Lander Gallery


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

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

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

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

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

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Daisy Roots


Illustrated living


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

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

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

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

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Halzephron Herb farm G6

We pride ourselves on service and fine foods. The ‘Ice café’ serves ice desserts, fresh ground coffees and home made patisserie.

Cool clothes, unusual toys, books and prints for children aged 0 – 5.

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

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

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

Lemon St. Market, Truro, TR1 2QD T. 01872.321409

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Baker toms


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

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

Traditional Barbers Just walk in and take a seat.

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

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

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


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Come along and visit the producers at the vibrant Truro Farmers Market, where you’ll find the freshest tastes, finest foods and the friendliest of welcomes. Under our bright green and white stalls, explore a real feast for the senses with a wonderful array of local foods – the ultimate opportunity to enjoy the best of Cornish produce. Whilst browsing you can also enjoy a range of freshly prepared, delicious tastes from one of our stalls serving great ready to eat foods. All you could want for your gourmet feast or healthy, day to day family foods… direct from the producers. VISITOR TIMES Sat 9am – 4pm Wed 9am – 4pm The Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro


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


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Where to stay

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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Where to stay? Demelza Davies,

Manager of Truro’s Tourist Information Centre

We have everything from boutique hotels and guesthouses to luxury self-catering lodges and farmhouses. We can cater for short breaks, holidays or just an overnight stay while visiting the theatre.

Truro is in the heart of Cornwall and is fast becoming a popular destination to stay, with great transport links to London and frequent bus services running throughout Cornwall. We’re proud to represent only star rated accommodation to give our visitors peace of mind when booking.”

City Centre accommodation P36- 42

Area accommodation P42- 47

Self Catering accommodation P48- 52

Camping accommodation P53

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

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City Centre accommodation



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

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

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

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alverton manor

Situated at the heart of the beautiful Cathedral City of Truro, Alverton Manor, has strong associations with the splendour of a bygone era. The present Grade II listed property was built for the Tweedy family over 150 years ago. The Bishop of Truro acquired the building in the late 1880’s and it was later occupied by the Sisters of the Epiphany, before being painstakingly restored to its former glory. The Alverton Manor boasts a wonderfully elegant dining room & lounge bar. Our renowned chefs use only the best locally sourced produce, producing traditional English cuisine.   Without doubt, The Alverton Manor is a hotel to be enjoyed all the year round. Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ T. 01872 276633 e. B&B from £80 pppn / all year

What our customers say “As soon as you arrive at this hotel you notice the warmth of the building and that of the staff who make you feel welcome as soon as you step through the door. The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished and extremely comfortable. Enjoy a drink and complimentary canapes in the bar whilst choosing from the menu. The food is excellent, not too much but not too little as is often the case with modern cuisine. The service is excellent without being overpowering. The following morning a traditional English breakfast was served but with the added delight of hogs pudding made it a breakfast to remember “

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City Centre accommodation

Coronation Guest House


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

The Bay Tree Georgian House only 5 minutes level walk to the City centre and 5 minutes from railway station. All rooms have shaver points, easy chairs, colour TV, tea & coffee making facilities. Two double rooms (one with shower) and one twin. All rooms have a pull out bed to be adapted to family rooms. Wi-Fi available. A full English breakfast is served, all types of diets catered for by prior arrangement. Your room is your home to come and go as you please! Same owner for over 20 years! Telephone and personal bookings only. Sorry no credit cards.

28 Ferris Town, Truro, TR1 3JH T. 01872 240274 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR


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Located a half mile from Truro’s cobbled city centre. Truro’s historic cathedral is less than a 10-minute walk away and Truro Rail Station is a 5-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Free private parking and free Wi-Fi are available. A full English breakfast is served in the Brookdale’s spacious dining room, which features traditional furnishings. A varied dinner menu is also available. Guests can relax with a drink in the bright and well-stocked bar. A flat-screen TV, a hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities are included in each simply decorated room, which are all ensuite. Centrally located in Cornwall, both the north and south coast are 9 miles from Brookdale Hotel. Tregolls Road, Truro, TR1 1NQ T. 01872 273513 B&B from £65 pppn / ALL YEAR

The Donnington Darragh and Michelle Dunleavy take pride in the Donnington’s reputation of friendly, personal service and traditional Cornish hospitality. This is a long-established, family run bed & breakfast in the heart of Cornwall. The Donnington can accommodate up to 28 guests in 14 rooms across two elegant Victorian houses, and offers lovely views over the Cathedral and surrounding countryside. Guests are welcome to use a spacious car park and we offer cycle storage, and a chair lift to the first floor. All rooms are en suite or have private bathroom facilities and colour remote control TV/DVD player along with tea and coffee making facilities. 41-43 Treyew Road, Truro TR1 2BY T. 01872 222552 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR


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City Centre accommodation

Tor Vean


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 7 min. downhill walk. Our accommodation provides a retained and enhanced Victorian ambience, refurbished with all modern facilities including free Wi-Fi internet connection, an extensive cooked and continental breakfast menu and ample private secure off road parking. Kenwyn Road, Truro, TR1 3SY T. 01872 271766 B&B from £70-£75 prpn / ALL YEAR

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


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A charming detached Victorian house within a few minutes walk of the city centre. Friendly and relaxed. Private Parking. No smoking. Near to the Alverton Manor. AA Breakfast award. What our customers say “The best breakfast in any B&B I have stayed at in many years.” 46 Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1LA T. 01872 274116 B&B from £45 pppn / ALL YEAR

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townhouse rooms

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


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. 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. B&B from £35 pppn single/£55 prpn double/twin


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

Chy Vista

A converted barn in a peaceful rural location with far reaching countryside views. Large well equipped bedrooms, Digital LCD TV, clock radios, hairdryers, beverage trays and easy chairs. Free WiFi throughout. Delicious breakfasts using local produce. Approx. 1 mile from Truro centre, ideally situated for visiting both coasts and all main attractions. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you. Email: Higher Penair, St Clement, Truro TR1 1TD T. 01872 270592 B&B from £65 prpn / MAR-OCT

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Area accommodation

The Rowan tree



Victorian terraced house in quiet location, 5 mins from the railway station and only 7 mins from the city centre. First floor en suite twin room with superb views of the city.

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

3 Parkvedras Terrace, Truro TR1 3DF T. 01872 277928 B&B from £55 prpn / ALL YEAR

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

The Carlton Hotel


roscroggan chapel

Established hotel a few minutes walk from the city centre. All rooms are en suite with satellite TV and telephone. Sauna & Spa Bath for guests’ use only.

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

49 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HL T. 01872 272450 B&B from £52.50 prpn / ALL YEAR

South Tehidy, Camborne. TR14 0HU T. 01209 714696 / 716063 B&B from £25pppn / 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 minutes from Truro in the heart of Cornwall, Bodrean is surrounded by large gardens, rolling hills and woodland. The 3 rooms are refreshingly uncluttered and designed with your comfort in mind. Sleep soundly amongst the softest of sheets and puffiest of pillows and wake to the delicious smell of freshly baked bread. For the perfect start to your day enjoy fresh fruit salad, and Michele’s sumptuous full English breakfast made from local produce, including eggs from Andy’s chickens. Trispen, Truro TR4 9AG T. 07970 955857 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

t.01872 321533

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Polsue Manor Farm

The farmhouse on this 190 acre working farm, set in glorious countryside,overlooks the tidal Tresillian river and one of the prettiest parts of Cornwall.’’Gateway’’ to the Roseland Peninsula. Perfectly situated for the surfing beaches of the north coast and the sailing waters of the south coast and just 2 miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Truro where river boat trips to Falmouth passing the National Trust gardens of Trelissick and the King Harry Ferry can be taken. Only a 30 minute drive from the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and

Roundhouse Barns Roundhouse Barns - exclusively for adults. The perfect place to relax, unwind and escape the pressures of modern life. Luxury five star, gold award winning Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation set in two stunningly converted 17th Century barns. Surrounded by rolling countryside and with magnificent Fal estuary views from the top of the drive, experience the peace & tranquility of The Roseland with no children. Voted Cornwall’s Best Self Catering Cottages in 2010 and 2011 and runners up in the Cornwall B&B awards in 2010 and 2011. A warm welcome from owners Mark & Barbara Sadler along with a complimentary home-baked cream tea on your arrival. Messack Road, St Just In Roseland, TR2 5JJ T. 01872 580038 B&B from £45 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Salem B&B and LODGE

several World Heritage sites including the tin mines. For peace and tranquility, take the woodland and creekside walk to St.Clements and beyond,where an abundance of wild life can be enjoyed. Delicious, locally sourced, farmhouse breakfasts served. Tresillian, Truro TR2 4BP T. 01872 520234 B&B from £33 pppn / MAR - NOV

This is located 1/2 mile west of Chacewater on Redruth road, 4 miles from north coast beaches. Large and modernised, it is set in its own grounds with ample parking. Full details on the  web of the  4 beds in self contained lodge and 4 in house.

Killifreth Hill, Chacewater, Truro, TR4 8NA T. 01872 560076 / 07802 213424 B&B from £32.50pppn / ALL YEAR

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Area accommodation

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

Oxturn House


Situated in the village of Ladock, only 10 minutes from the cathedral city of Truro, we are within easy reach of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project.

Penkerris is an elegant creeper clad Edwardian residence located within walking distance of 3 magnificent beaches. 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 with all facilities and in winter, there’s a cosy log fire in the lounge.

• Bed and full English Breakfast • Double/Twin en-suite room • Double/Twin room with private facilities • Central heating • TV, radio, hairdryers, welcome trays in rooms • Ample parking

• Guests drawing room • Large garden and terrace • WiFi access Beautiful rural views. Good local knowledge to help you enjoy your holiday. Ladock, Truro TR2 4NQ T. 01726 884348 B&B from £33 - £39 pppn / MAR-NOV

Penwinnick Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0PA T. 01872 552262 B&B from £20 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Little Roseveth

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

Old railway yard

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

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bissick old mill

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. Five minutes from the A30, fifteen minutes from Truro and St. Austell, you are able to reach most parts of Cornwall within the hour. The Mill itself is steeped in history, dating back to the 17th century. In the main house there are three en suite rooms. A king-size double, a superking-size double/twin and a family room that has two rooms, one


road to Falmouth only eight miles away.

for the children, one for the adults. For those who prefer more privacy there is the delightful Granary. All our rooms are spacious, our breakfasts are delicious and we pride ourselves in making you feel welcome. We hope to see you soon.  Ladock, Truro, TR2 4PG T. 01726 882557 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

Elerkey Guest House

A warm welcome awaits everyone to our friendly family run guest house, set in beautiful grounds in the village of Veryan on the Roseland Peninsula.

Close to the tramlines of Cornwall’s mining heritage makes for a semi rural position suitable for all to enjoy with far reaching countryside views.

We offer high standards of en-suite B&B accommodation. Approximately one mile from beaches and coastal paths.

Lanner Hill, Redruth, TR16 5SZ T. 01209 314514 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

Veryan, Truro TR2 5QA T. 01872 501261 B&B from £30 - £50 pppn / MAR-NOV

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Area accommodation

trenona farm b&B


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

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

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Tucked into a tranquil wooded valley, this charming 16th Century farmhouse offers a peaceful retreat from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Centrally situated, yet close to the sea, Degembris is the ideal holiday base. Free parking and wifi available. St Newlyn East, Newquay, TR8 5HY T. 01872 510555 B&B from £30pppn / ALL YEAR

homestead farm QIT

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

An idyllic working farm situated on the magnificent Roseland Peninsula.

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

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

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

Penweathers, Truro, TR3 6EA T. 07794 472 171 B&B from £45 pppn / ALL YEAR

Portscatho, Nr St. Mawes TR2 5EJ. T. 01872 580293 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR

Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LT T. 01872 572583 B&B from £35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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Semi-detached house in private gardens, on Truro to Falmouth bus route & Cornish Way Cycle Track. We provide a high quality service, with a breakfast table looking out across the garden. Delicious breakfasts made with the finest local organic ingredients, home-made preserves and free range eggs. Heated towel rails, log fire in winter and many good pubs nearby serving food for the enjoyment of all our guests. Gig Lane, Carnon Downs, TR3 6JR T. 01872 870269 B&B from £30-35 pppn / ALL YEAR

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

Award winning pub & microbrewery with 15 guest bedrooms, located adjacent to the southwest coastal path in the beautiful Trevaunance Cove. Located just a stone’s throw from the beach and a short walk from the centre of St Agnes village. Serving excellent, locally produced food and award winning ale from our own microbrewery. Brewer of Alfie’s Revenge Champion Winter Ale of Great Britain 2012. Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, TR5 0RT T. 01872 552428 B&B from £43 pppn / ALL YEAR

Trenestral Farm

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Killagorden Cottage


Ideally located in the centre of the Roseland Peninsula just a couple of miles from the King Harry Ferry, the rest of Cornwall is within easy reach. Offering comfortable accommodation consisting of ensuite bedrooms, a large lounge with log fire room available to visitors at all times, Wi-Fi, reductions for children and pets are most welcome. Trenestral is a working farm running a herd of pedigree Charolais cattle. Ruanhighlanes, Truro TR2 5LX T. 01872 501259 B&B from £30 pppn / ALL YEAR

Dedicated to hospitality, your well being and comfort. High standard accommodation, breakfast and service, offering beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms.

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

Perranarworthal, nr Truro TR3 7JN T. 01872 863784 B&B from £42.50 pppn / ALL YEAR

Idless, Truro TR4 9QR T. 01872 272840 B&B from £32pppn / ALL YEAR

treverbyn House


A commanding position in the centre of the village of Veryan, famed for its Roundhouses, in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. One mile from the coast and 12 miles from Truro. Veryan, Nr Truro TR2 5QL T. 01872 501201 B&B from £30 to £40 pppn / ALL YEAR

Converted barn on working farm in peaceful hamlet near Trelissick. Delightful en suite double room. Detached family suite inc woodburner. Feock, Truro TR3 6QS T. 01872 863828 B&B from £60 prpn / ALL YEAR

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Self catering accommodation

The coach house Beautiful coach house to rural manor set in lovely grounds with parking on cobbles surrounded by a spacious garden. Central heating, wireless broadband and Sky television, large Schreiber kitchen with archway to dining room and sun room (all with Italian tiled floors). Shower/WC, large games room with table tennis and piano. Large sitting room with log fire, 4 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin, 1 single), bathroom and WC upstairs. 3 miles from the cathedral city of Truro, with excellent shops and theatre, The Coach House is approached by a half-mile private drive, offering complete seclusion. 7 miles to both north and south coasts, tennis court available. Bodrean Manor, St Clements, Truro TR4 9AG T. 01872 264400 SC from £250-£1350 pw / ALL YEAR

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Tregerras Cottage Cornish farm cottage near to the coast. Set in the countryside, ideal for couples and families, sleeping 2 - 4/5 guests plus cot, to relax or explore our beautiful county. Trenissick Farm, Cubert, Newquay, TR8 5PN T. 01637 830984 SC from £325 - £745 pw / MAR-NOV

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Pulla Farm


QIT Traditional cottage or ground floor s/c apartment between Truro & Falmouth. Centrally located, ideal for beaches, N.T. properties, gardens, Eden, Heligan, the Tate.

QIT Very attractive accommodation, 1 double bedroom with Juliet balcony. Set in 10 acres of peaceful meadows and gardens for guests use. Truro 3 miles, central for both coasts.

Pulla Cross, Frogpool, TR4 8SA T. 01872 863143 SC from £230-£595 pw / ALL YEAR

Linkendale, Allet, Truro TR4 9DJ T. 01872 540418 E. SC from £175 to £325 pw / ALL YEAR






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Clifford House Cottages Two lovely self-catering cottages set in the peaceful heart of rural Cornwall. Modern facilities including central heating, washing machine and TV. Great location with Truro, Falmouth, Trelissick Gardens, the King Harry Ferry and the stunning north and south coasts all less than ten miles away. Ideal for touring by car or, for the more energetic, just half a mile from the coast-to-coast trail and cycle hire facilities. Short breaks are available in winter and pets are welcome by arrangement.

Bissoe, Truro TR4 8RH T. 01872 863052 SC from £230-£515 pw / ALL YEAR

Callestock Courtyard Liz and Nick Down welcome you to their family farm where you can enjoy an excellent standard of self-catering accommodation in these truly charming converted barns. Set in a rural location, about 5 miles from the cathedral city of Truro and only a short distance from the superb sandy beaches of the north Cornish coast. All apartments offer spacious accommodation and have been beautifully furnished and equipped with wooden floors, exposed stonework, open beams and pine furniture. Complimentary delicious Cornish cream tea on arrival. Little Callestock Farm, Zelah, Truro TR4 9HB T. 01872 540445 SC from £300 - £720 pw / ALL YEAR


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Self catering accommodation

Honeysuckle Cottage

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Honeysuckle Cottage is a charming two bedroom cottage with disabled access. We are autism friendly, dogs and owners are always made welcome to our 10 acre smallholding with fishing lakes.

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

Our two recently built bungalows are stylishly appointed and offer cosy, clean, accommodation giving you the perfect central base from which to explore Cornwall. The properties are within walking distance of the friendly village, beautiful beaches and the coastal footpath with some spectacular scenery. Enjoy unrivalled views from our south facing patios, leave your car in the drive

and discover this Heritage Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our cosy bungalows are under our personal supervision. For our guests comfort the accommodation is smoke and pet free. Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0RL. T. 01872 261844 / 07815 937373 SC from £285 pw / ALL YEAR

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Higher trewithen


Originally an old Cornish farmstead dating back 300 years, Higher Trewithen offers attractive converted cottages and apartments sleeping 2-8 people. Delightfully situated deep in the Cornish countryside. Central location, ideal for both north and south coasts and exploring all of Cornwall’s attractions. Falmouth is about 15 mins drive and Truro 20 mins. Easy 15 minute walk to shop and friendly village pub for good quality/value food.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Bed linen and washing up equipment provided. Surrounded by public footpaths.

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.

Higher Trewithen , Stithians, Truro, TR3 7DR T. 01209 860863 / 07966 794562 SC from £210 to £800 pw / ALL YEAR

Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6LQ T. 01872 862194 SC from £510 - £1,895 pw / ALL YEAR

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Ardevora Mill QIT

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

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about is very convenient; 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 bus link direct into the Eden Project. E-mail: 23 Corte Mear, Old City Hospital, TR1 2GG T. 01208 863552 SC from £350 - £840 pw / ALL YEAR

Three superbly converted self-catering holiday cottages set in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and just a ‘stones throw’ from the upper reaches of the River Fal.  Situated near St Mawes and numerous unspoilt sandy beaches. 3 self catering cottages. Crowjy sleeps 5;  An Gylen sleeps 4;  Vean sleeps 2.

Philleigh, St Mawes, TR2 5LZ T. 01872 501991 / 07957584664 SC from £269 - £999 pw / ALL YEAR

Nansavallan farmhouse


Pretty detached country cottage on our little dairy farm. Wood burning stove - really cosy! Sleeps 4. Excellent location - close to stunning north coast beaches. Warm welcome with home-made cream tea. This lovely detached family cottage is set in its own garden and is perfect for relaxing with the family after a full day of sightseeing. Little Callestock Farm, Zelah, Truro TR4 9HB T. 01872 540445 SC from £300 - £675 pw / ALL YEAR

A lovely 4 bedroom Cornish traditional farmhouse set in the heart of the countryside yet only 1/2 mile from Truro, a perfect location to explore the coast and gardens of this beautiful county of Cornwall. The Farmhouse is set on a 280 acre organic farm with uninterrupted views of the stunning Cornish countryside. All rooms are of generous proportions and are comfortably and traditionally furnished. To the front of this beautiful farmhouse is a lawn with large terrace and rustic garden furniture. The summerhouse has a veranda

perfect for barbeques on the long hot summer evenings. Nansavallan, where dreams are made and Cornwall, with its golden beaches, spectacular cliffs, vast blue skies, a big ocean, picturesque fishing villages, ancient churches, peaceful coastal walks, are where they come true. Kea, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6AD T. 01872 272350  E. SC from £550 pw / ALL YEAR

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Self catering accommodation

Bolotho Barns

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The two beautifully appointed converted stone barns are arranged around a courtyard, each with a secluded patio to ‘lap up’ the sun! Bolotho Mews, Killiow, Truro TR3 6AG T. 01872 275743 SC from £450 - £895 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 short walk to amenities. 8 miles from Truro. Mount Hawke, Truro, TR4 8DW T. 01209 891632  SC from £300 to £900 pw / ALL YEAR


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 SC from £385 pw / ALL YEAR

Higher rosevine Two lovely 4 star self-catering Cornish holiday cottages in a tranquil coastal yet rural setting just 5 minutes walk from the sea and the coast path, in the heart of the Roseland. Rosevine, Portscatho, TR2 5EW T. 01872 580247 SC from £380 - £840 pw / ALL YEAR

Centrally located in the county makes the West Country accessible in all directions from Tramways self catering. Built 2009 offering an open plan property that sleeps two plus two. Lounge/diner with kitchen and downstairs shower room, a spiral staircase leads to a double bedroom. Private outside seating with BBQ area and off road parking. Situated 100 metres off the A393 on Lanner Hill between Redruth and Lanner village, the main road to Falmouth only eight miles away.

Close to the tramlines of Cornwall’s mining heritage makes for a semi-rural position offering country walks suitable for all to enjoy with far reaching countryside views.

Lanner Hill, Redruth, TR16 5SZ T. 01209 314514 SC from £500 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. Porthtowan, TR4 8AR T. 01209 891920 SC from £480 - £2090 pw / ALL YEAR

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A neat family run park with holiday home and level touring pitches laid out on attractive high ground near A30 and A390 junction. This pleasant little park is centrally located for touring and is maintained to a very good standard.  We do not have a nightclub or bar.

Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HR T. 01872 560266 £11 to £18.50 pn / APR-OCT


Summer valley

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

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

Halt Road, Goonhavern, Truro TR4 9QF T. 01872 573185 £14.35 pn for 2 persons / APR-OCT

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

CARNON DOWNS 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 £20-£29 pn / ALL YEAR

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What’s on...

Neil Scott,

Totally Truro Business Improvement District The highlight of Truro’s event calendar for me has got to be the run up to Christmas. City of Lights at the end of November brings 25,000 people into the city to watch the beautiful lanterns, designed by local artists and schoolchildren, parade through the streets marking the start of the festive season. Truro’s Christmas lights display rivals all other cities in the South West and there’s nothing like the atmosphere here on Wednesday late night shopping nights. To see Truro at its best, visit in November and December.”

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

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What’s on

Events for 2012 Truro has a wealth of diverse and exciting events throughout the year that gets the community involved. Come along and be part of them” Art in the City 2-15 April

A colourful and eclectic Spring arts festival. Funded by Totally Truro Business Improvement District, Art in the City brings art to all corners of the city. Highlights include Big Art, with giant canvases and installations being created before your eyes on the streets, and Art Attack – a familyfriendly event for children to get involved with. Full events listings on

Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival 1-10 JUNE

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

Cornwall Pride Parade 25 August

With music, arts and dancing, Cornwall Pride Parade is a celebration of equality and diversity throughout the county. 2012’s theme is Hollywood and you can expect a raucous, colourful display during the parade as it winds its way through the streets to Victoria Gardens. The day’s finale is a Pride Party on Lemon Quay.

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Cornish Cricket Festival 5 – 8 July

Top cricket returns to Cornwall after an absence of nine years. For two days in 2012, Truro Cricket Club will host a celebration of cricket; two highprofile professional matches and a star studded sporting dinner.

Cornwall Pride Sat 25th August 2012 (bank holiday weekend)

- Parade - Picnic in the park - Evening marquee event

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend 2-4 June

The city will be embracing the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with many free events, from family fun days to music recitals.

On Saturday 2 June,

the Hall for Cornwall and Truro City Council will be hosting a street-party style event on Lemon Quay, offering everyone a chance to get together to share food and friendship.

On Sunday 3 June,

12 to 4pm Truro Cathedral will be hosting the Big Jubilee Picnic at High Cross and the Cathedral Green. There will be family activities, games, food and drink including a hog roast.

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What’s on

Cornwall Food an d Drink Festival

27 – 29 September

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

City of Lights 14 November

There’s nothing like experiencing Christmas in Truro, and it all starts with the dazzling City of Lights festival and parade on Wednesday 14 November. Accompanied by drums and dancers, giant withy and paper lanterns created by respected local artists parade through the streets. Local schoolchildren create their own lanterns and the event regularly attracts 25,000 people. The parade also incorporates the switch-on of Truro’s stunning Christmas lights display, which rivals all others in the South West and beyond.

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The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival sponsored by The Nare

19 OCT - 4 NOV

Victorian Fair

11-16 December

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

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Event Calendar for Truro 2012 5 Mar

St Piran’s Day Parade

9-10 Mar Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay

17-18 Aug Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay 25 Aug

Cornwall Pride Parade

2-15 Apr

Art in the City

8 Sep

Truro City Carnival

6-7 Apr

Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay

14-15 Sep Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay

29 Apr

Truro Classic Car Challenge

16 Sep

4-5 May

Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay

19-20 Oct Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay

19 May

Olympic Torch Relay

19 OCT

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

until 4 NOV

22-26 May Truro College Art Exhibition 1 - 10 JUN Fal River Festival 2-4 Jun

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend

15-16 Jun Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay 23 Jun

Morris Minor Club Lemon Quay

5 – 8 Jul Cornish Cricket Festival 8 Jul

SWAMP Dogs Charity Day Venue: Lemon Quay

9-15 Jul

Garden Truro Festival

20-21 Jul Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay 7-11 Aug Be Active Truro

City of Truro Half Marathon

9-10 Nov Arts, Craft & Food Market Venue: Lemon Quay 14 Nov

City of Lights

21 Nov

Reindeer Parade/Start Late Night Shopping

21-25 Nov Truro Charter Fair 5 Dec

Primestock Show – Lemon Quay

8 Dec

Mayor of Truro Charity Day Venue: Lemon Quay

11-16 Dec Victorian Fair 21-22 Dec Last Minute Christmas Market Venue: Lemon Quay

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

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SMUGGLERS & THE TEA BAR AT TOLVERNE “Everything that’s special about Cornwall is encapsulated here” Cornish Guardian

Open daily for lunch, indulgent afternoon teas and dinner. Seasonal menu featuring fresh, local ingredients and Tregothnan estate teas. Reach us by car, foot, sail, peddle, paddle, or the King Harry Ferry from Trelissick.

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


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

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

Don’t leave Cornwall most popular visitor We invite you to leave your car, grab a Fal Mussel Card and enjoy a Great Day Out exploring the Fal River and its attractions by ferry, bus & train. This famous Cornish river runs south from Truro through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by superb sub-tropical gardens, award winning attractions and plenty of fun things to see and do. At the heart of all the great places you can visit is Fal River Links, a network of classic ferries, rural bus services and scenic train rides that regularly depart from Truro. The Fal Mussel Card Visitor is a hassle free travel card for the river that gives you unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off travel on Fal River Links. Not only can the card save you up to £30 a day but

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without exploring its destination, The Fal River it also gives you a discount at most of the river’s attractions, activity providers and gardens as well as selected shops & cafes. Available at Truro Tourist Information Centre. We look forward to seeing you soon, The Fal River Partners

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

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


Enterprise Boats depart from Truro Town Quay for Smugglers Cottage several times a day. Enjoy a scenic cruise with Enterprise Boats down the Fal River from Truro disembarking at Smugglers Cottage. Considered to be one of the beauty spots of the UK it dates back to the 15th century and was used in June 1944 for allied forces to load troops, guns and tanks onto landing craft for the invasion of Europe.

Enjoying a beautiful riverside location the thatched cottage is now open for lunches, delicious cream teas & evening dining. Smugglers Cottage 01872 520 000 Enterprise Boats 01326 374 241 Some services are affected by the tides, please call first.


(Half - full day, Fal Mussel Card: Ad: £16 Ch: £11 for return ferry from Truro to St Mawes & Falmouth )

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

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



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

Trelissick Garden is magical estate near Truro with gardens, walks, cafe & gallery. Cafe, gallery & gift shop. Enjoy the beautiful gardens full of winding Get here by ferry with paths, handsome trees Enterprise Boats from Truro 01326 374 241 and stunning views. Pop in to the Truro TIC for more info. Coming by car to catch the ferry? Longstay parking is available at TR 1 2HJ.

Get here using the ferry from Truro and then change in St Mawes for the ferry to Place on the Roseland. Alternatively come by car via the King Harry Ferry, ‘Voted one of the top 10 ferry crossings in the world’ Ideal for families, walkers, foodies and beach goers. Your Fal Mussel Card is valid on Enterprise, Place Ferry and King Harry Ferry see p66.

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A picturesque old world fishing harbour with many waterside pubs, cafes, galleries and gift shops. Lamorran Gardens and St Mawes Castle are a must as well as the selection of scenic short walks and lovely sandy beaches.

Wildlife and fast coastal boat trips aboard Seaquest II.

(4-6 hrs, Mussel Card £16)

A 1 day Fal Mussel Card Visitor will get you to & from St Mawes from Truro & and you can also hop on the St Mawes Ferry to explore Falmouth.


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(2hrs - full day, Ad: £9.95 - £19.50 Ch: £7.95 £14.50)

(2 hrs, Ad: £39.50 Ch: £28)

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

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

Your Fal Mussel Card is ideal for the two longer trails see p66. For more info see:


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


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


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



(2hrs - a full day)

From kayak hire, surfing and paddle boarding to sailing schools, windsurfing, boat hire and fishing trips, the Fal River has it all. Sample cost: 2 man kayak hire in St Mawes, 2 hrs, £20 Most activity providers give a discount when you show your Fal Mussel Card.


The river is a walker’s paradise with over 100 miles of well marked trails. Pick up a copy of the Fal River Guide Book from Truro TIC for directions and maps. OR download walks at:


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

Oyster Festival

17th-24th March/Falmouth

11th-14th Sept/Falmouth

Fal River Festival

1st-10th June/Fal River

Falmouth Week

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

19th Oct-4th Nov/Fal River

11th- 19th August/Falmouth Check our website for all events and festival at

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CARD Visitor

Hop On Hop Off



ticket to a great £16 “Your day out on the river”


4Unlimited HopOn Hop-Off travel on ferries, buses & trains 4Hassle free and easy to use, just get your card scanned when you board, no need to book 4Great value for money 4Gives discounts at many attractions, castles, shops, cafes & gardens 4 Green, sustainable & a car free day out 4Upgrade to a PLUS for attraction entry 4Fun for all the family

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

Eco friendly, great value and fun.

WHERE TO BUY A FAL MUSSEL CARD VISITOR? ONLINE AT YOUR ACCOMMODATION If they are a Mussel Card Agent AT A TICKET OFFICE Available Easter - October Truro Tourist Info Centre Boscawen Street, TR1 2NE St Mawes Ticket Hut On the quay, TR2 5AG Falmouth Visitor Info Centre Prince of Wales Pier, TR11 3DF Falmouth Park & Ride / Float TR10 8AD (1 day card ONLY) June - Sept only Buy a 1 day Fal Mussel Card Visitor here and get: FREE ALL DAY PARKING

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& save even more £££

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

The Fal Mussel Card PLUS, our attraction pass, GIVES YOU UNLIMITED ENTRY to all the gardens, castles and attractions around the Fal River. One day PLUS CARD ONLY £10!


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

The Maritime Museum

Pendennis & St Mawes Castles

PRICES ADULTS 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £16




CHILD 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £11




FAMILY 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 6 Days £41




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

Includes hop-on hop-off travel on all the transport services shown on the Fal River Links map on the next page. Ferries: St Mawes Ferry, Place Ferry, Enterprise Boats, Helford Ferry, Falmouth Water Taxi, King Harry Ferry, Falmouth Park & Float / Ride, Great Western River Boats , Flushing Ferry & Smugglers Ferry. Buses: 500, 550/551, 88, 35, 83/84, Falmouth Town Shuttle, Corlink Carnon Vale. Trains: Maritime Branch line (Truro - Falmouth) Correct at time of print, subject to change, check website for updates and details,

Glendurgan Gardens

Trelissick Garden

Lamorran Gardens

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

3 Days £15 £11 £38

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





Calls cost 31p a min from a landline. Callers must be 16+. You must have permission of the bill payer. Calls from mobiles will cost considerably more. Service provided by Cornwall Ferries LTD, TR11 3DF.

7 Days a week

Devoran Cycle Hire


Coast to Coast


Norway Inn





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Bissoe Bike Hire

Coast to Coast Trail To: Portreath 11 Miles National Cycle Route 3 To: Carharrack & Gwenapp Pit Redruth, Hayle & Lands End



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St Austell, Par (Newquay) Liskeard (Looe) Plymouth, Exeter Taunton, Southampton, Bristol, Bath Swindon, Westbury & London

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Visitor Information Centre

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Bike Route in Guide Book


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FERRY ROUTES Ferry & Water Taxi Landing St Mawes Ferry (All Year) Falmouth Park & Float Helford Ferry Enterprise Boats Place Ferry King Harry Ferry (All Year) Great Western River Boats Flushing Ferry (All year) Smugglers Ferry WATER TAXI LANDING Water Taxi Landing ONLY for Falmouth, St Mawes & Smugglers Water Taxis

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Fal River Ride


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Enterprise Boats

Orca Sea Safaris

Enterprise Boats

Fal River Ride

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Fal River Links

Leave your car and let travel become a treat as you explore the river’s attractions by ferry, bus and train. Fal River Links operate regular services between all the great places to visit, things to do and attractions around the river. Most of these services accept the Fal Mussel Card VISITOR. 1 Day card ONLY £16!

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

King Harry Ferry ‘‘Voted one of the Top 10 ferry crossings in the world’’ Chain ferry across the Fal River carries cars and foot passengers between Truro & Feock and St Mawes & The Roseland Peninsula, saving 26 miles on a round journey.

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

7 days a week, all year.01872 862 312

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

To Redruth and Penzance


To St Austell and Plymouth

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King Harry Ferry

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

Smuglers’ Cottage




Info: 01872 861 910 Cost Rtn/Sng: Adult: £8/£5 Child: £4.50/£3.50 Fam: £23

Falmouth PWP Falmouth CHQ

Falmouth Park and Float / Ride



St Mawes Place

500 space car park with regular bus & boat services into town. (very little long stay parking in town). FREE Parking when you buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor. Park & Ride: 7 Days Park & Float: Mon - Fri June - Sept 01326 319 417

For more information visit

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

Route: Falmouth & St Mawes - Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage & Truro (8 miles)

Falmouth Water Taxi On-demand service 7 days a week, March - Oct 07522 446 659

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

First Bus Around the river All year round 0845 602 0156


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


Timetable: Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier up to 6 times a day from Easter - Oct (not Sunday). St Mawes service runs May - Sept only.



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

Info: 01326 374 241

Cost Rtn/Sng: Adult: £18 Rtn Child: £9 Rtn

Corlink Services

Sailing Time: 30 mins - 1 hour

Some services are affected by the tides, please call first.

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

Enterprise Boats

Passing: Falmouth Docks, St Just Church, Trelissick Gardens, King Harry Key Ferry, Malpas & laid up shipping.

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Falmouth PWP

Falmouth CHQ

St Mawes


Western Greyhound Around the river All year round 01637 871 871

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

Great Western Riverboats Falmouth - Smugglers Cottage

Mon-Sat, June-Sept 07971 521 843

Park for Truro Flexible bus service Mon - Sat, All year round 0300 1234 222

Place Ferry

Smugglers Ferry

St Mawes - Place Part of the South West Coast Path. From Place enjoy a selection of short walks around the headland with stunning scenery. 7 days a week Easter - Oct 01872 861 910

Trelissick - Tolverne Also Water Taxi to: Moorings, Maggoty Bank / Turnaware Pontoons, Turnaware Beach, Halwyn & Roundwood Quay 7 Days June & Sep 07772 302 232

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

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

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Explore the river... The river offers plenty to see and do and is surrounded by award winning attractions, historic castles and riverside gardens. For a great day out buy a Fal Mussel Card Visitor; this gives you travel between all these great fun things to do for just £16. Looking for inspiration ? Try one of our Fal River ‘Treasure Trails’ Follow the trail, solve the clues & see the sights.


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

St Mawes & Pendennis Castles Pendennis and its sister castle, St Mawes, were built between 1540 & 1545 by Henry VIII to counter the threat from France & Spain. Both guard the entrance to the Fal River and command magnificent views. Climb the battlements and explore each room, bringing the history of the castles and their occupants to life. St Mawes Castle: Apr-Oct: Sun-Fri (Not Sat) Nov-Mar: Weekends ONLY 01326 270526

Maritime Museum National Maritime Museum Cornwall Celebrating the sea and Cornwall with 15 galleries, waterfront cafe, tidal zone, children’s activities, events and regular exhibitions. ‘‘... Brilliant! Best value for money of the whole holiday’’ Creighton Family All year round 10-5 I 7 days a week. Closed Christmas & Boxing Day 01326 313 388

Pendennis Castle Apr-Oct: 7 Days Nov-Mar: Weekends ONLY 01326 316594 OR /pendennis

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

River Gardens Trelissick Gardens Magical estate overlooking the Fal River. Enjoy the beautiful gardens full of winding paths, handsome trees and stunning views. Cafe & gift shop. Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes or Falmouth. 10.30-5.30, 7 days, all year round. 01872 862 090 Lamorran Gardens Overlooking St Mawes, highly recommended. Fri & Wed, Apr-Sep, 10-5. 01326 270 800 Carwinion Garden 4 acre garden overlooking Helford River. Cream Teas. All year round 01326 250 258 Glendurgan Super sub-tropical garden above the Helford River. Tue-Sat, 1030-530, Year round - 01326 250 906 Falmouth Gardens Various gardens around town, free and glorious. Opening times vary, Tregothnan Estate Experience one of the UK’s finest botanical gardens Book your private tour of the garden before visiting. 01872 520000

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

Ride & Walk Over 100 miles of easy to follow cycle and walking trails around the river. Grab a copy of our free area guide book and ÂŁ3 map from Truro Tourist Information Centre. The guide book has a selection of the best walks with easy to follow directions and is well complimented by the detailed map.

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

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

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

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

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


Boat Trips

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

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

Truro Cornwall’s capital this grand cathedral city sits at the head of the river and is definitely worth visiting. Get here by ferry from Falmouth or St Mawes. Fal Mussel Cards available from the TIC.

Falmouth Fishing Trips Fishing Trips from Falmouth 07581 621 619 / 07532 019 723

St Mawes Old world fishing harbour on the Roseland. Popular all year round with great beaches and harbour side cafes and bars. Get here by ferry from Falmouth, 7 days a week.

Fish’n Trips Fishing Trips from St Mawes 07891 300 078

Explore the Roseland

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

Fal Pleasure Cruises River & Helford Trips from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier. 07977 547084/01326 212939

For more information visit

Smugglers Cottage

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Boat Hire, Sailing & Watersports Smugglers Cottage The cottage is considered to be one of the beauty spots of the UK and dates back to the 15th century when a ferry was run from here, connecting the main London to Penzance road. Now open for lunches, cream teas, evening dining with well stocked bar.

Cornish Cruising Yacht Charter and RYA School. 01326 211800

St Mawes Kayaks & Mini Cruises Sit on kayak hire & fast boat trips. 07971 846786

Mylor Sailing School Dinghy, Yacht Sailing & Powerboating School. 01326 377633 07971 520257

Kernow Charters Family orientated sailing charter company. 07816 481430

Wando Lady Beautiful motor yacht available for charter. 07836 788004

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

D-Day Used in June 1944 for allied forces to load troops, guns and tanks onto landing craft for the invasion of Europe. Web & Info: 01872 520 000 Get here by ferry from Falmouth, St Mawes, Trelissick or Truro Get here by ferry from Truro, St Mawes or Falmouth

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

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

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

Loe Beach Watersports & Boat Hire Watersports training and boat hire set in a stunning location on the river. 01872 300800/01872 864295

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Waterfall Gardens

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Council One Stop Shop

Crown Courts

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Train sta tion 10mns w alk

River St

St Nicho

Victoria Square

Kenwyn St

Bosvigo Rd

Walsin Place



Bike Shop Payphone

Car ey P a


Bus Stop



Multi Storey Parking Cash Point




Taxi Rank

Strangways Terrace

Tourist Information Centre

St Daniell


Health Park

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Infirmary Hill

Park & Ride Stop

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Back Quay

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Memorial Gardens



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Ferries to Tolverne (20mns) Trelissick (25mns) Falmouth (60mns) St Mawes(60mns)

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useful information

Useful Information Hospitals Accident and emergency Royal Cornwall Hospital


main switchboard 01872 250000

GP surgeries

Edward, Mills and Rainsberry

01872 272327

Truro Health Park

Maidwell Dental

01872 262720

Lander Practice

01872 246810

Pearly Whites Dental Practice

01872 276666

Three Spires Practice

01872 246888

Pure Dental

01872 222404

Richmond Dental Practice

01872 222255


River Practice

01872 242444

Truro Dental Health

01872 272398

Cathedral Dental

01872 261999

Lander Dental

01872 272777


Boots Pydar Street

01872 272810

Boots Truro Health Park

01872 272823


01872 241611


0845 677 9684


01872 260881

Reeds Chemists

01872 272106

Highertown Vets

01872 273408


St Clements Vets

01872 223400

Acorn Cabs

07831 424580

City Road Vets

01872 273959

Taxi Cab

01872 321321

Clifton Villa Vetinary Services

01872 273694


01872 241214

Kenwyn Vetinary Centre

01872 225599

A2B Taxis

01872 272989

Emergency Vets

01872 560952


01872 263302

Spikes Taxis

01872 304771


Getting here

Fal River Links Hotline

Car Parks Garras Wharf Pay & display

By car

Lemon Quay Pay on foot


Edward St Pay & display


From the M5 at Exeter take the A30 to Carland Cross roundabout where you can take the A3076 to Truro. Or for easy access to the Park for Truro Park & Ride, continue on the A30 to Chiverton Cross roundabout and take the A390.

Moorfield Pay & Display

F5 JJ4

By air

Moresk Pay & display Highcross NCP Pay on foot


Old Bridge St Pay & display


Pydar St Pay & display


0905 32 54 534


Viaduct Pay & display


Carrick House Pay & display


Newquay airport is 15 miles from Truro City centre and easily accessible by private taxi or public transport.

By rail

Truro is on the main London Paddington to Penzance line with services operated by First Great Western. The Maritime Line to Falmouth also operates out of Truro. For details of rail times and fares contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or go to

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When visiting Truro, please use . . .

Langarth Park


St Austell

County Hall


Rail Station


Penzance Falmouth

Park all day at Langarth Park, Threemilestone * from


The high frequency service operates to Truro city centre between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. Postcode for Sat Nav users: TR4 9AL *From March 2012. One day ticket - valid for any number of journeys on the route, all day. Fare 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:

Victoria Square

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totally truro

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


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

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.

Art in the City: Truro’s spring arts festival, taking place April 2 to 15. Giant art installations, family workshops, Art Car Boot sale and more. Check for the latest events information.

Gourmet Truro: a printed guide dedicated to all things foodie in Truro – from coffee or breakfast to a take away or special dinner.

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

For more information visit

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Rieker | 9 River Street | Truro | TR1 2SQ | Tel: 01872 263055

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Brewery Shop

& Tasting Room IN TRURO JUST PAST TESCOS Ale in 18 pint and 36 pint containers

Full range of Skinner’s Bottles, lager, clothing and other bottled ales and range of gift items

Why not drop in and see us?

01872 245689


Official Truro City Guide 2012  

This is the new Truro City guide 2012, with information on the city, local businesses, events and much more.

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