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City Living, Summer Loving…

Summer in the city, and in Cornwall you’ll be glad to hear it doesn’t mean smog and sweaty commutes; Truro’s cool climate matched with an abundance of events means you can comfortably cram a huge amount into the longer days!

love Summer in Cornwall

love Summer in Cornwall

Be Active Truro

To start, grab your tennis shoes and head to Lemon Quay – it’s time to get moving!

From August 11-16th, free activities and taster sessions with ways to get active will be in the city as part of Get Active Cornwall; don’t worry if you’re not quite at Olympic-level, because sessions are geared towards average Joes and Janes, so just turn up and have some fun!

…After all, there’s got to be an easy way to burn off all of our wonderful cake! 

Science Museum Live – The Energy Show

The Energy Show at Hall for Cornwall offers a chance to enjoy all the fun bits of science you were probably told not to do at school: explosions, rockets and liquid nitrogen all feature, this is a fully charged experience for all students!

Audiences will be dazzled with displays of every form of energy for two nights (18-19 July), proving that summer doesn’t necessarily mean spending every waking moment in the sun – you can have just as much fun indoors!


the incredible iOrchestra

the incredible iOrchestra

On a cultural note, Truro’s Lemon Quay Piazza will be awash with classical music from 30th June – 12th July as iOrchestra’s award winning RE-RITE installation welcomes visitors to a digital, interactive walk-though of Igor Stravinsky’s world famous The Rite of Spring.

(It’s completely free, and with ample opportunities to play along you can bang your drum with the best of them!) 

Red Elephant beer tasting

There’s nothing better than a cool drink on a fine summer’s eve, but which one to choose? With The Beer Cellar’s beer tasting evenings, you can have all of them!

A specialist evening of US craft beer starts at 5.30pm on 4th July, so you can have an evening savouring the tastes of our cousins across the pond with like-minded company.

It’s free to attend, just let them know you’ll be there by booking through Eventbrite!

The Attic

With two main bars, excellent wines and unique cocktails, every night is party night at The Attic! With Funkin’ Fridays every last Friday of the month there’s finally a place where we can get our groove on, just the thing to unwind into the weekend.

friday is the time to kick back and relax

friday is the time to kick back and relax


A cocktail or a glass of champers is often just the thing to finish a hard week at work and welcome some rest (before it all starts again!), our sister hotel Mannings also have Fizz Friday – so head on down for some bubbles or a tall glass of something fruity!

So there we have it, a mere slice of what’s on in our wonderful city over the summer – and of course, if you’ve got some business to attend to, check out our new conference packages!