If your idea of a perfect holiday is one with plenty of activities and a traditional atmosphere, then a Truro holiday is just what you need. This small city is a hotspot for many tourists to Cornwall and there are plenty of reasons to get out and have a go! A Truro holiday rental cottage will provide you with all of the comforts of home and act as a perfect base from which to go out and explore this exciting city and its surrounding area.
Visitors on a Truro holiday will find an abundance of activities to enjoy, both indoors and outdoors. The city has a range of pursuits including golf, tennis, squash, cycling, walking, swimming, archery, rock climbing, cricket and there are several fitness centres too.
The most striking feature of the city is its cathedral which has a green spire and fabulous Gothic style architecture. The city is also home to the Royal Cornwall Museum, one of the oldest and most established in the region. It is here that visitors will be able to see the legendary Arthur's inscribed stone, found at Tintagel Castle, where the mythical King Arthur was supposedly born.
If you can tear yourself away from your comfortable Truro holiday rental cottage, there are many attractions in the surrounding area to be savoured. A 15 mile trip west to the village of Mevagissey will lead you to a number of popular attractions. An absolute must is a trip to the Heligan Estate on the outskirts of the village. The estate is home to the renowned Lost Garden of Heligan, a beautiful botanical garden with a mixture of styles created by the owners, the Tremayne family, from the 18th century onwards. The gardens were overgrown and forgotten about for most of the latter part of the 20th century until they were wonderfully restored.
If you are planning a Truro holiday you can expect to experience a temperate climate which means you can enjoy warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year are July and August when the temperature regularly reaches 19°C during the day. The sunniest month to go on a Truro holiday is May. The coldest months of the year are generally January and February when the temperature drops to around 9°C. The area, as a whole, experiences around 39 inches of rain per year with the majority of it falling during autumn and winter.
Travellers on a Truro holiday are likely to land at Newquay Airport (NQY) which is approximately 30 minutes away from the city. Several airlines have cheap, regular flights on offer to the region such as Air Southwest, Flybe, BMIbaby and Jet2com. Travellers can depart from other airports in the UK including Glasgow (GLA), Belfast (BFS), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle (NCL) and Leeds (LBA).