Many people instantly think of beautiful sandy beaches when they think of Cornwall, and they wouldn’t be wrong, but Truro has a wealth of things to do in the local area. Here are some fun things to do that make Truro an ideal place to live.


Love a bit of retail therapy? Truro has a huge variety of shops, including high street chains such as M&S, Next and White Stuff, as well as individual businesses where you can buy local produce, fabrics and jewellery. With plenty of market days too, you’ll be able to find everything you need in Truro’s city centre.

Truro’s Cathedral

If you’re in the city centre anyway, you need to go and visit the Truro Cathedral. With free daily guided tours at 11, Monday to Thursday, it’s a must-see landmark. This Gothic Revival church was completed in 1910 and is one of just three cathedrals to have three spires in the country.


One of the perks of living in Cornwall has got to be the beautiful beaches that adorn the county. Loe Beach, Carne Beach and Perranporth Beach are just a short drive from Truro. With a mixture of sand and shingle shores and plenty of shops, eateries and attractions, a day at the beach is always a good day whether it’s hot or cold out!

Beautiful gardens

It’s not just the beaches that will take your breath away. Truro is filled with stunning scenic gardens, including Trelissick; a charming country estate managed by the National Trust. Here you can enjoy a stroll through the incredible gardens with exotic plants and enjoy tea and cake inside the estate afterwards. Victoria Gardens is another spot for greenery you can enjoy. It’s a nineteenth-century public park and features a fountain and a bandstand where concerts are performed often on Sunday’s in the summer.

Local breweries

Are you a fan of a local brew? Skinners Brewery offers public tasting tours that allow you to sample their award-winning ales after taking a look behind the scenes. Prefer apples to grains? Founded in 1986, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm has become a must-visit family day out. You can visit the press house, cellars, distillery and museum and finish it off at the restaurant for a cream tea or a cider stew – there’s something there for the whole family.

Food fun

From farmers markets, cookery classes, quirky cafes and restaurants, there’s something to bring out everyone’s inner foodie. Whether you like to cook or you prefer the eating, Truro is full of places for lots of good food. Local bakeries can provide you with a proper Cornish pasty and a cream tea (but put your jam on first or you’ll get a lot of funny looks!) and pubs and restaurants source and cook the best local dishes. Select the freshest ingredients yourself from the markets and cook up a feast in the comfort of your own home!

With all the wonderful things there are to do in Truro, you’ll want to be in a house worthy of the location. Our homes at Trevethow Riel (Cornish for royal residence) and you can certainly live like a king in these eighteenth-century Georgian style homes.

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