Recognised as the cultural hive of Cornwall, you will never be short of things to see and do in the gothic paradise of Truro. These streets are bustling with some the most vibrant attractions in the country; whether you want to shop in Lemon Street Market, catch some rare art in the exclusive Lander Gallery, or even visit an Egyptian mummy at the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is something for everybody in Truro. However you choose to fill your days in this colourful Cornish haven, you can reserve a holiday cottage in Truro which is as uniquely individual as the city itself. Browse the vast choice of accommodation in Truro and book your dream holiday letting via TripAdvisor or Airbnb.
Find and book a holiday cottage in the Cornish capital of Truro
Visit Truro, a melting pot of culture in the heart of a surfer's paradise!
Nestled in Cornwall, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the coastal jewels of The Roseland Heritage Coast and St. Agnes Heritage Coast, the only city in the county is the region's best-kept secret. Truro showcases some of the finest cultural experiences on the south coast of England, from its vibrant art scene to the city's theatrical roots and prestigious dining experiences, Truro offers the very best of a major city without sacrificing its nostalgic seaside spirit. Surfers, shoppers and sun worshippers alike all flock to one of the hottest destinations in the UK, meaning there is a holiday apartment rental suited to every individual available to reserve today.
When to go?
Truro's southernly position means it is one of the hottest places in the UK; however, it is still not guaranteed to be perfect beach bathing weather, even in the summer months, so don't forget to pack a jacket, especially for the evening time. The best time to visit the capital of Cornish culture is in late spring when the restaurants and galleries are not overly busy, but there is still a strong possibility of sunshine.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Truro?
There are a million reasons why you might want to visit the artistic utopia of Truro, from its boutique galleries to glorious gardens laying just off the coast of the UK's greatest surfing scene, this is a city which offers more than their famous Cornish pasties, though they are also worth a try! Attracting bookworms, historians and tanning opportunists alike, there are is a holiday rental in Truro available to cater to every desire. Choose a romantic riverside holiday apartment in Truro which offers the best of a seaside and city break, as it is just a short walk to both the renowned restaurants of the city centre and the picturesque Roseland Heritage Coast. A traditional Cornish holiday cottage in Truro is perfect for large families who are visiting the Cornish capital and need somewhere spacious to sleep after a day of exploring the many attractions and water sports along the neighbouring coastline.
How to get to Truro?
Located less than ten miles inland on the southwestern coast of Cornwall, Truro can be reached from all corners of Britain, most efficiently by train. With direct services to Truro Train Station from London Paddington, Scotland and South Wales and Bristol, and connecting services from Manchester and Newcastle, the gothic beauty of this Cornish town is even closer than you might have ever imagined. For visitors from even further afield, you can fly domestically from airports across the UK to Newquay Airport from London Heathrow, Doncaster and the Isles of Scilly before travelling the 14-mile journey to Truro centre on the 91 or 93 bus service. If you are driving to Truro, take the M5 towards Exeter, followed by the A30 and the A391 to place you in a park and ride carpark spot.
Where to book a holiday cottage in Truro
Newham/ The Port of Truro
The prestigious district of Newham is recognised as Truro's business quarter, and it is not surprising that holiday apartment rentals are so sought after in this waterfront district. Secure a luxury apartment rental in Truro's financial heart and wake up in a room with a view of the river which flows through the city centre. Skinner's Brewery, a must visit for any ale enthusiast, similarly calls this riverside home, so be sure to stay alongside this tasty Truro attraction if you want to sample some of the local Cornish produce just beyond your accommodation front door.
Offering panoramic views across the city from your bedroom window, securing a bed and breakfast in Truro's hilly district will leave a lasting impression on all who visit. Wake up to watch the sunrise over the Gothic Revival masterpiece of Truro Cathedral and then enjoy the short walk into the very heart of the city from this impressive neighbourhood.
Truro City Centre
With its countless independent treasures, Georgian architecture and fine dining eateries, the city centre is not a force to reckoned with. Reserve a self-catered apartment rental in a townhouse or guesthouse in Truro to make the immerse yourself in the city's indie coffee joints, electric cocktail bars and local seafood restaurants, most notably, the Hooked Restaurant and Bar.
The residential neighbourhood of Coosebean is the perfect place to discover your Cornish home away from home in a stone built holiday cottage in Truro. Reside amongst the locals and relax in a holiday home with a private garden which reflects the verdant beauty of Cornwall, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Located just half a mile from the city centre, Kenwyn is the ideal area to choose an idyllic holiday apartment rental which showcases the serene beauty of this coastal county through its nautical decor. The slightly removed location allows Kenwyn to be accessible the action of Truro city centre while offering a therapeutic escape from the bustle of the vibrant city streets.
Approximately eight miles south of the city centre, the coastal jewel of Penryn is just waiting to be discovered. Showcasing the rainbow kissed Enys Gardens which are believed to the oldest gardens in the county, and a market heritage which dates back to the Tudor period, Penryn is the ideal suburb to secure a cost-effective holiday rental in Truro's surrounding area.
Things to do in Truro
Visit Truro Cathedral
With its magnificent gothic spires which graze the sky above the city, Truro Cathedral is quite literally unmissable from any trip to this Georgian paradise. The cathedral is a staple of this Cornish skyline, so don't pass up the chance to gaze upon this iconic structure.
Spend an afternoon in the Royal Cornwall Museum
Truro, along with the wider county of Cornwall, is bathed in rich industrial history, and no place presents this area's past quite like the Royal Cornwall Museum. Discover the fascinating story behind this Cornish capital of culture.
Shop in Lemon Street Market
Lemon Street Market offers a collection of indie shops, cafes and even a gallery which are all housed under one roof. Here you can chase all of your fashion dreams, whether you want to dress in Italian linen, or undercover a boutique gem in Ula Clothing and Lifestyle.
Surf off the Roseland Heritage Coast
Perhaps the asset to this captivating city is its stunning position just beyond the coast of one of the most beautiful shores in the UK. Make the short hop from these city streets to unspoilt sandy beaches of the Roseland Heritage Coast and enjoy the activities along the fringe English Channel, from the famous surfing scene to the scenic walks along this rugged coastline. Those considering extending their surf holiday should definitely explore the nearby coastal towns in Cornwall: booking a cottage in Newquay will place you in Cornwall's best surfing town, where the Atlantic Ocean creates great surf on the famous beaches on Fistral and Watergate Bay. The same applies to booking a holiday rental in Polzeath.
Sample some ale in Skinner's Brewery
Whether you are an ale connoisseur of you have never had a glass in your life, take a trip to the riverside and tour Skinner's Brewery before sampling the drink for yourself. A glass of Skinner's is best paired with a pasty from Warrens Bakery, so remember to call into the chain on your way back to your apartment rental!
Wander through Enys Gardens
Just a short drive beyond the city centre, Enys Gardens can be found in the historic neighbouring town of Penryn. These gardens are well worth the trip, however, as this picturesque setting is believed to be the oldest (and arguably the most impressive) garden in Cornwall.