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Things to do in Truro

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Truro

A fantastic tourist destination in the UK, offering an array of things to do in Truro all year round.

Recognised as the bustling county of Cornwall, there is plenty of things to do in Truro. No matter what you choose, there are a plethora of things to do in Truro. For more inspiration, check out our Truro Travel Guide.

Beaches in Truro

The lively city of Truro is within driving distance to the Cornish coastline which offers numerous stunning beaches near Truro. Choose between the sheltered corners by Nare Head at Carne Beach, tranquil sands at Portscatho Beach, or the bustling Towan Beach in Newquay nearby.

Attractions in Truro

If you’re looking for a taste of Cornish history, visit Truro Cathedral, a stunning example of late 19th century Gothic Revival design. Another great thing to do in Truro is the fascinating Royal Cornwall Museum or head towards the “home of English Tea” at Tregothnan private botanical garden and estate.

Activities in Truro

Head out for a night at the theatre at a West End musical or an Opera at the Hall for Cornwall. Alternatively, visit Skinner’s Brewery and learn about the science behind the brewing process on a guided tour and beer tasting. Make sure to try a whole host of classic Cornish delicacies here. Sample a classic Cornish pasty at one of the local cafés, alongside a refreshing Cornish ale at a lively pub. Make sure to enjoy a mouth-watering afternoon tea in this picturesque city.

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  • art gallery

    Atrium Gallery

    Lemon Street Market
    TR1 2QD


    An independent gallery where contemporary art sits alongside ceramics, jewellery, and illustration with regular furniture and lighting installations.

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  • Cross-country quad bike

    ATV Centre

    TR4 8HJ

    01872 560753

    A fantastic day out for thrill-seekers at the UK‘s largest and best outdoor ATV track. This Truro activity centre is the perfect activity for all ages.

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  • Couple riding bicycle

    Bike Park Kernow

    Bike Park Kernow
    Trenowth Wood
    Grampound Road
    TR2 4EH


    Calling all mountain biking enthusiasts! Bike Park Kernow features a range of exhilarating professionally designed trails for beginners through to experienced bikers.

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  • butterflies in cornwall

    Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve

    TR4 8RA


    An old Cornish mine turned nature reserve, visitors can view this fine example of creative conservation work while spotting rarely seen butterflies.

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  • Summer Park

    Boscawen Park

    Malpas Rd
    TR1 1SG


    Families will adore Truro’s favourite play park. With play equipment, safe spaces to run and scoot as well as tennis courts and football pitches, it’s the perfect place to get active.

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  • ice cream

    Callestick Farm

    Callestick Farm Ice Cream
    TR4 9LL

    Calling all ice cream fans! Callestick Farm is the perfect place to get your Cornish ice cream fix with over 30 years in the business.

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  • English cream teas

    Charlotte’s Teahouse

    Charlotte's Teahouse
    1 Boscawen St
    TR1 2QU

    01872 263706

    Head to the Grade II listed Coinage Hall in Truro where a traditional taste of Cornish tea is served up in Victorian style.

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  • horse riding

    Chyverton Park Equestrian

    Chyverton Estate Equestrian Park, Zelah
    Nr Truro
    TR4 9HD

    01872 540261

    Chyverton Park Equestrian Centre is a training and competition complex set in 400 acres of woodland, farm and parkland.

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  • Coombe and Old Kea Walk

    Coombe and Old Kea Circular Walk

    TR3 6AR

    This moderate walk takes visitors past idyllic gardens, a ruined church tower and stunning local woodland.

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  • Listing Coosebean Woodland Enchanted Nature Trail

    Coosebean Woodland Enchanted Nature Trail

    TR1 3PL

    Walk along this enchanted trail situated on the edge of Truro and spot wildflowers and fairies as you go.

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