My day out: Truro

On my day out I went to visit the one and only city in Cornwall - Truro. I grew up and went to primary school in Truro, and still have family living there so I visit fairly often. However, I have not been to Cathedral or museum since I was around six years old with school, so I was interested to see what it was like now.

Truro is the capital of Cornwall, and is visited by many people all year round. In order to be able to give the best guidance to our guests looking to explore the city, I thought it would be a great idea to find out a little more about its landmarks and attractions.

I knew that Truro Cathedral would be truly amazing, but I also loved how welcomed I felt everywhere I went. There’s a lovely community atmosphere - something you don’t always get in larger UK cities.

The museum advised that I went to visit ShelterBox disaster relief visitor centre, and I was surprised how good it was. Families can try the disaster challenge – making sure that it has all the right equipment, take in lots of information, and best of all - it’s free. You can make a direct donation right there and then, knowing all your money is going to the charity. The staff are so friendly and full of information.

I was sad to only have one day to explore, so I couldn’t do the Truro Walk (you can pick up a copy of the route in the tourist information centre). Everyone will enjoy Truro, there are so many things on offer for all ages. I went to three places, and shopping is a must though of course! Every time I visit there is something new to try - from unique shops to new cafes.

Top tips for visiting Truro:

  • You must visit the Cathedral. Sit down and just take in the atmosphere for a while. The city bustling, but the cathedral is quiet and relaxed, and it even has a restaurant.
  • The museum is a great place to visit as well. It has so much to keep children entertained, while others can read more into the exhibitions and artefacts. It has so many different things on throughout the year, including a Christmas craft fayre, carol service, WW1 screening and lectures.
  • There is plenty of parking in Truro, and there is also two park and rides priced at only £2 per person for all day parking.
  • You get receive 10% off at the museum café if you use the park and ride, making that slice of cake even more enjoyable.
  • There are so many cafes and restaurants to enjoy lunch or dinner, but the park towards Malpas is also lovely to take a picnic, sat by the Far River watching the world go by. 

About the author: Emma is a holiday home manager, and visited Truro in February 2019.