I’ve heard tell of Cornwall’s regional centre being more than a little uninspiring but I found plenty of charm and activity…

To Do
Royal Cornwall Museum. This has everything from Egyptian to Celtic history, a mineral gallery and temporary exhibitions. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Truro Cathedral. An Anglican cathedral with three soaring spires, Victorian stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings. Entry is free.

Exterior of Truro Cathedral

Truro Farmers Market, Lemon Quay – Wednesday and Saturday, 9am-4pm.

Galleries: Guild of Ten Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Lane Gallery, Lander Gallery

Getting Around: Easily walkable. Park at Lemon Quay car park.

Stay: Again St Ives is a perfect base for exploring this whole region.

Best Restaurants:
Truro Arts Café, 25 River Street – This is next to the Royal Cornwall Museum and serves Origin coffee! I loved the whole feel of the place – comfy chairs, fresh menu and exquisite artwork. There is also a sunny courtyard and cosy log burner, depending on the weather!


The Baking Bird, Old Bridge Street – divine brownies! And loads of cupcakes, nice seating area, and The Birdhouse Cakery.

Other: Angelato Artisan Ice Cream Bar, Saffron Restaurant, Hub Box Burgers & Dogs, Swell Bar and Kitchen, Grounded, Vanilla, Duke St Sandwich Deli, The Comfort Food Café, Midtown Deli and Café, 108 Coffee, The Secret Garden Café, fodders espresso bar in Tinners Court, Baker Tom, Oscar’s Coffee Shop and Deli, Lemon Street Market has independent shops, a gallery and the Fig Café.