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Destination guide

Stroll the Trelissick Gardens and museums near a Truro lodge

The summer vacation community of Truro is a great spot for lodges in Cornwall. You’ll find plenty of things to do, such as strolling through the National Trust Trelissick Garden, relaxing on the beach and seeing science and art exhibits at the Royal Cornwall Museum. The Truro Cathedral, a grand Victorian edifice, is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. With lodges in Cornwall, you’ll have access to all the sights of Truro and numerous options for how to spend your holiday.

 
Activities

Sightseeing in and around Truro

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Truro a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Killiow Golf Club (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Enys Gardens (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Roseland Visitor Centre (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Falmouth Aquarium (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Castle Beach (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Pendennis Point Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Truro

Nature lovers will enjoy Truro for its stunning river views, beautiful gardens and pristine countryside. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Truro is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Trelissick Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Poppy Cottage Garden (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Enys Gardens (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Trevellas Cove (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Trevaunance Cove (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Castle Beach (8 mi / 12.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Truro

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Truro Station or Perranwell Station and explore the city from there.

Food & drink 

Sample gourmet cuisine in Truro

Surrounded by a sea abundant in fish and a fertile landscape that’s ideal for produce, Truro combines the simple charm of traditional Cornish cuisine with modern culinary delights of the area’s fine dining. Though many of the dishes and ingredients are true to English tradition, the multicultural influences and cultured tastes of Truro put unique twists on the classics for a culinary experience all its own. Take in the delicious food of Truro in restaurants near your holiday rental.

Shopping

Best shopping near Truro holiday homes

Truro is known for its premier shopping, offering everything from local produce to high-end designer goods. Holiday homes put you in the centre of it all, including the Lemon Street Market, a small-business district with art galleries, bakeries and cafes, and High Street chains with upscale offerings. Many independent shops sell high-end, handmade crafts and foods and outdoor markets give you an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and peruse the local goods.

Family friendly

Family-friendly holiday homes in Truro

Truro has family-focused attractions for kids of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly attractions like Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, a traditional cider brewery with tours and farm animals in a petting zoo, and the Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, a forested park with trails and wildlife. In summer, Victoria Gardens’ Hendra play area has bouncy castles and ‘Punch and Judy’ shows for kids, among other events. You could also take in a show at the Hall for Cornwall, a massive theatre with high-profile acts.

Good for couples

Romance in Truro holiday lettings

Truro’s high-end shopping, exciting galleries, premier dining and beautiful natural spaces set the stage for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday cottages are available near destinations like the Lemon Street Gallery, a contemporary art gallery with work from established and local artists, and Victoria Gardens, a lush parkland with walking and seating areas to relax and enjoy the scenery. The Lander Gallery, a gallery with traditional and contemporary fine art that’s related to Cornwall, and Poppy Cottage Garden, a vibrant garden with colourful blooms and stunning views, are also great ways to spend a couple’s day.

How many holiday rentals are available around Truro?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,684 holiday lettings around Truro. From 866 cottages to 319 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Truro?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Truro. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Truro Cathedral: 4,339 holiday lettings
  • Hall for Cornwall: 4,266 holiday lettings
  • Truro Station: 4,573 holiday lettings
  • Lemon Saint Market: 4,332 holiday lettings
  • Royal Cornwall Museum: 4,514 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Truro listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Truro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 866 Cottages in Truro. Our other popular types of Truro holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 319 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 359 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 866 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Truro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 192 holiday homes with pool available in Truro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.