Top things to do in Truro
20 December 2017
Truro is Cornwall’s only city, and not only is it just half an hour from Clowance, it’s a place steeped in history and culture.
So if you feel like finding out more about Cornwall’s heritage, want to shop for souvenirs, or just fancy taking a break from coastal walks and heading inland for the day, Truro is the perfect place to explore.
Here’s some of the top things to do in Truro:
Also known as the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro Cathedral and it’s Gothic architecture, ornate carvings and stained glass windows are a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Admission is free, and the cathedral is also home to a fabulous restaurant which is the perfect place to enjoy a Cornish cream tea or enjoy a spot of lunch.
Take a look behind the scenes of Skinner’s Brewery and discover how award-winning ales are made. Perfect for beer connoisseurs, or anyone looking for a fun-filled rainy day activity, the tours provide insight into the brewing process and the history of the brewery, and are followed by a tutored beer tasting session in the brewery’s tap room.
Royal Cornwall Museum
The Royal Cornwall Museum houses thousands of artefacts from Cornwall and the rest of the world, as well as the county’s finest art collection. Perfect for all ages, the museum features plenty of interactive resources for children. It also has a superb Poldark exhibition and is great for those looking to learn more about Cornish life and culture.
Lemon Street Market
Home to a collection of unique small businesses, Lemon Street Market is the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy. The indoor market supports a range of local suppliers, from organic beauty products and Cornish clothing brands to fresh plants and flowers. Browse the Atrium art gallery, enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes or sample delicious artisan breads at Baker Tom.
Hall for Cornwall
The Hall for Cornwall theatre is Cornwall’s largest performance venue. Their packed programme includes music, drama, dance and comedy, and, in the past, the venue has played host to big names such as Al Murray and Jimmy Carr. Whether you catch a matinee show with the kids or enjoy an evening of comedy, this historic 1,000 seat theatre is well worth a visit.
For more information on what to see in Truro or the local area, please get in touch with the Clowance team who would be happy to help you plan your trip.