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  • 1 Trewithen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Trelissick Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 3 Royal Cornwall Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    River Street 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.

  • 4 Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GB - Saint Just in Roseland TR2

    The church, built on a 6C Celtic site in the 13C, restored in the 19C, is set in an enchanting, steep churchyard. It is so near the creek and little harbour that it is reflected in the water at high tide.

  • 5 St Mawes Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nr Truro GB - Saint Mawes TR2 5DE

    Built between 1539 and 1543, Henry VIII commissioned this cloverleaf-shaped castle to pair with Pendennis Castle on the opposite bank of the estuary (known as the Carrick Roads), to safeguard the 1.6 km wide entrance. Set amid pleasant gardens, it of..

  • 6 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    St. May's Street GB - Truro TR1 2AF

    Repeated requests for Cornwall to become an independent see were finally granted and the construction of a stone cathedral began in 1880. Completed by 1910, the cathedral is a mixture of Normandy Gothic with slender arches. Outside, the three steeple..

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