13th June, 2024

Top 7 things to do in Truro this summer

With two trains an hour on the Cornish main line, head to Truro and try our seven top things to do in Cornwall’s capital this summer:

1. Walking tours of the city

Join Blue Badge Guides Dawn and Di for informative and entertaining walks to discover the secrets of Truro’s history and culture. Starts 11am every Wednesday outside the cathedral, lasting an hour and a half. Find out more and book.

2. Hit the shops

Explore big brand shops or wander the historic streets around the cathedral to discover the very best of Cornish crafts and locally made goods. Visit the Farmers Market (pictured) every Wednesday and Saturday, or Truro Craft Fair every Friday throughout the summer.

3. Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral

Visit Truro’s gothic-style cathedral (free to enter). Attend a service, take a guided tour or listen to an organ recital.

4. Virtual Reality adventures

Head to Player Ready (just 10min walk from Truro station) for a huge selection of virtual reality games for ages 7+. Facilities include racing simulators, flight simulators and two ‘Free Roam’ arenas for up to six players at a time.

5. Royal Cornwall Museum

Visit the Royal Cornwall Museum to discover Cornwall’s heritage and its links to the wider world. Visit by 6th July to explore the Marvellous Mechanical Museum exhibit (see video above).

6. Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens is just a 7-minute walk from Truro station. Created to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, take in its exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. In the summer, bring a picnic for the weekly band concerts on Sunday afternoons.

7. Enigma Escape Room

Book in for a brain-taxing adventure! Enigma Escape Room is based in historic Lemon Street (just a 12min walk from Truro station). All their rooms are 1940s wartime themed, each with their own unique stories, puzzles and tasks to complete.

Top tip – get a Devon & Cornwall Railcard

Live locally? Don’t miss out on great savings with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard (just £12 a year and now available online). Save a third on many fares for you and a friend. You can also bring up to four children for just £1 each.

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