Our hotel is just about as centrally located as is possible in Truro, making it convenient for Truro City Centre, the train station, the Royal Cornwall and Duchy Hospitals, County Hall and Cornwall College. Truro is in the heart of the Cornwall, conveniently situated on the A390, so it’s also the perfect base for exploring the rest of our wonderful county.
Truro itself is a charming city with cobbled streets and a Cathedral at its heart. The main shopping centre includes large high street stores as well as narrow lanes of quirky local shops and cafes. Next to the cinema, Lemon Quay plays host to a busy calendar of seasonal events, and if you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Victoria Gardens and the riverside walks offer a little sanctuary. At night, the city is bustling with a wide array of pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
There is always something to see at Hall for Cornwall, with concerts spanning classical to rock, musicals, drama, film and comedy. Or head to the Royal Cornwall Museum for a journey through Cornwall’s varied history.
Whether the weather is fine, or a storm is brewing, the dramatic beaches on the north Cornish coast are just a short drive away. St Agnes and Perranporth are our favourites and great for families and watersports. Or head south and discover the Roseland peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with charming villages such as St Mawes and Portscatho.
The spectacular gardens at Tregothnan and Trewithen are both close by and the world renowned Eden project is only 45 minutes by car.
Take one of the Enterprise boats from Truro at high tide and you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different country altogether. Calm turquoise waters lined with lush greenery transport you to Trelissick Gardens, hidden creeks and all the way to Falmouth and St Mawes. For more information please visit www.enterprise-boats.co.uk.
With the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, an array of pubs, shops and restaurants, and plenty of family-friendly sandy beaches to visit, it’s no wonder Falmouth is a firm favourite for a day out. It’s just a 20 minute drive or half hour train journey away.
The County Arms is just minutes away from Truro Golf Club, where you’ll find a superbly landscaped, mature course with easy walking countryside.
A further five minutes away, Killiow Golf Club offers a challenging 18-hole course set in the magnificent grounds of the Killiow Estate.
Explore the heart of the Cornish mining landscape along Cornwall’s Mineral Tramway, which in its heyday was one of the largest networks of its kind in Britain. The trail is surprisingly flat, with many loops you can take to extend your ride and experience more challenging terrain and off road activities.
The trail is almost all off road, so it’s great for the less experienced rider and for families with children. You can hire tandems, hybrids, mountain bikes, trailer bikes, trailers, tricycles and baby seats, which can even be delivered to us here at the County Arms. For more information please speak to us on Reception or visit www.cornwallcyclehire.com