Here at Merchant House Hotel our location is perfect to use as a base for exploring the picturesque places Cornwall has to offer.
We are a 7- 10 minute walk to the City Centre of Truro, where you will find the Hall for Cornwall, lots of great shops and fabulous restaurants as well as some enjoyable events all listed below!

Here are some of our recommendations of places to visit and great days out, as well as what’s on in and around Truro and Cornwall over the next couple of months.


December 2018

December in Cornwall is a festive filled month from the Christmas Markets here in Truro to Seasonal ice skating and the chance to see Santa at the Eden Project….December has something for everyone!

Truro Christmas Markets & Shopping

From Wednesday 28th of November up until Christmas you will find various markets in and around Truro, from the Boscawen Street Markets every Wednesday & Saturday, Made in Cornwall Fair, Christmas Prime stock Show and the Winter Gift Fayre.

Click here to have a look through Visit Truro’s website to see all the Market information.

Royal Cornwall Museum

Step into a world of festive delights with free entry. Experience some of the most talented crafts people and artisan makers from around Cornwall and the South West. There is something for everyone from Jewellery making to Cornish Choir Carol Singing. Visit their website to find out more.

Eden Project
You wouldn’t want to miss Father Christmas & his Elves annual trip to the Eden Project, where they set up camp, from late November right up until Christmas Eve. As you can imagine Father Christmas is a very popular person therefore you must book via their website .

And don’t forget whilst at the Eden Project to book in on their seasonal Ice skating rink!


Head to Flambards in Helston on the weekend of 1st & 2nd of December where you will find its wonderful annual Christmas Fayre, a festive and family-friendly event, combining the magic of Christmas with the perfect opportunity to choose some great gifts and treats. And the most magical thing is entry is only £1 per person including their Victorian Village & Britain in the Blitz. Visit their website for more information 


January 2019

Heading to Truro or Cornwall this January well we have some great recommendations for you;

January Sales

Head into Truro City to grab a bargain at some of your favourite shops during the January sales.

Why not make a night of it and stay with us from only £40 room only or £45 including breakfast with our own January Sale.

Click here to see a full listing of Truro Shops.
To find out more about our January Sale click here

Shelterbox Disaster Relief Visitors Centre

Just a 10-minute stroll down the hill you will find Shelterbox Visitors Centre where you can discover their story and find out how they provide emergency shelter and tools for families whom have lost their homes by disaster. Click here to visit their website for more information.

National Trust & Local Gardens

The New Year usually starts with New Year resolutions of keeping fit or days of just wanting to head out in the fresh air after Christmas festivities, well our local National Trust & Independent gardens are definitely the place to head too.

Just outside Truro you will find Trelissick National Trust Garden just a 20-minute drive away or Trebah Gardens in Helston just a 35-minute drive away, just 2 of our favourites out of the many in Cornwall.

Click here to browse Visit Cornwall’s website to find out more.

Eden Project

Head to the Eden Project just a 40-minute drive away for a spectacular day out, feel the heat in the Rain-forest Biome or explore the various colours in the Mediterranean Biome.

Throughout January they have their ice-skating rink still open which is a great day for all the family, you will also find a few events like Viruscraft & Mediterranean Stories, click here to visit their website for more information.