Truro & Falmouth are located in Cornwall, in England, which is in the far south-west of the country. For a compact country with a large population, this area still enables the person on holidays in Truro & Falmouth to enjoy a quiet retreat at a cottage in the country. Self catering accommodation in Truro and Falmouth is of a high standard, and comes with all the facilities that you will need to enjoy your stay in this wonderful area of England.
Truro is the only city in Cornwall, which is strange for a county of that size, however, this does give an indication as to the remote feel of this bottom left hand corner of the United Kingdom. The most dominating feature in Truro is the cathedral, which was completed at the turn of the century, and has a massively tall spire. The remains of an earlier church can still be seen on the site. For a city with a long history, Truro has few old buildings, and although there was a Norman castle there, it no longer exists. Falmouth, a century’s long rival of Truro, boasts many old buildings on the other hand, including defensive works and a castle. It even claims to have a ghost carriage drawn by headless horses… beat that Truro!
If you are staying in self catering accommodation in Truro & Falmouth, then it is highly advisable to make sure that you have the use of a car. Cornwall has a fascinating amount of things to see and do, and transport to them is essential. The Eden Project is an absolutely unique biosphere that needs to be seen to be believed, and houses many plant species from around the world in a series of giant domes. This makes for a great day out from the cottage for couples and families alike. If you thought that Stonehenge was the only example of a standing stone circle in England, then think again. Cornwall has many unique examples scattered around its beautiful countryside, and for anyone with even a passing interest in the past or the mysterious, a day or two spent driving to the main sites is a must. Whilst on holidays in Truro & Falmouth, it is important to savour some of the local food and drink. Even if it’s only a Cornish pasty washed down with a pint of cider, give it a go!
The weather in England seems to have acquired something of a reputation around the world for being uniformly terrible. This is not the case, however. In fact, Cornwall has a mild climate, meaning that there are warm summers, mild springs and autumns, and a not too extreme winter. Rain does occur, although not as often as people think it does. Still, best come prepared with some waterproofs, especially if you are undergoing a day trek!
Travel to Truro & Falmouth can happen by either land, air or sea. By land, they are connected by a series of good quality roads, although driving times in this area can seem longer than those of similar distances in the midlands for example. Falmouth port can accept those who are arriving by sea, whilst for air passengers, Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) is situated just 12 miles north of Truro. There are daily flights between here and London Gatwick (LGW), as well as Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle (NCL) with Air Southwest. International flights normally land in London and catch onward connections from there.