Things to see and do - Truro
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Historically a river port and mining centre, Truro was considered the county "metropolis" in the 18C and 19C, on account of its theatre and assembly rooms, library (1792) and cathedral (1850). It is the most notable Georgian town west of Bath, with 18C houses, notably in Boscawen Street and Lemon Street.
Tourist attractions Truro : Things to see and do
rd. Grampound GB - Truro TR2 4DD
This estate is noted for its 11 ha of English-style gardens which, in season, include borders of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, several of which are house hybrids. The charming Georgian manor house (1715-1755) contains period furniture, pain..
st. River GB - Truro TR1 2SJ
The Royal Cornwall Museum is the learned and vibrant showplace of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, founded in 1818, an anthology of the geology, archeology and social history of the Duchy of Cornwall, as well as a collection of objets d'art.
near Truro GB - Feock TR3 6QL
From the gardens beyond the Classical house there are superb views over the park, Falmouth and out to sea. The woodland dropping down to the river has a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and exotic plants. Spacious areas of lawn feature summer flo..
Harbourside GB - Saint Mawes TR2 5AN
On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the Idle Rocks Hotel boasts excellent sea views and fresh seafood. It offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi. All individually decorated rooms at Idle Rocks feature a flat-screen TV, vintag..
The Quay GB - Saint Mawes TR2 5DG
On the pretty quay in St Mawes, where the open sea meets the Fal and Percuil rivers, this hotel offers a bar, lounge and restaurant with picturesque views. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building. The Ship and Castle Hotel has 2 dining a..
Lemon Street GB - Truro TR1 2QB
Set in an elegant Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, Mannings Hotel is just 150 metres from Truro Cathedral. There is a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Newly refurbished, each of the bright and airy bedrooms at The Mannings offer tea and co..
85 Kenwyn St GB - Truro TR1 3BZ
A series of lilac-painted rooms with matching chairs, in a small former pub. The appealing menu lists refined, classically based dishes where good quality produce shines through. Tasty tapas-style lunches offer three dishes for £12.
Lemon St GB - Truro TR1 2QB
Rosevine GB - Portscatho TR2 5EW
5 Quay St GB - Truro TR1 2HB
Smart rustic restaurant in the city's heart, run by a charming owner. There's a snug bar to the front, a lovely open room behind and pots of fresh flowers throughout. A blackboard lists what's in season, which is reflected on the menu.
Rosevine GB - Portscatho TR2 5EW
Bright, New England style restaurant in an attractive house in a peaceful clifftop setting; it's delightfully run by a friendly, efficient team and boasts superb views out to sea. Unfussy, modern, seasonally pertinent dishes display technical adroitn..
62 Lemon St GB - Truro TR1 2PN
Busy, informal wine bar-bistro, just off the town centre, with a central bar and an open kitchen. Seasonal menus champion Cornish produce and offer a mix of modern and classic dishes, with some Mediterranean touches.