Things to see and do - Truro
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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..
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..
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.
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.
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..
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..