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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.

March 2020

St Piran’s Day in Truro

There will be celebrations throughout Cornwall on and around March 5th to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall.
Take a stroll into Truro City and check out the traditional events of St Piran’s day including the fantastic parade. Click here to check out their Facebook page for timings of events.

Falmouth Spring Festival – 19th – 29th March

Just a 20-minute drive from us here at Merchant House you will find yourself in the stunning seaside town of Falmouth. As profiled on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival programme, this early season festival brings together the Falmouth community like no other. The festival brings an explosion of colour, life and activity to the town. Various events include games, fitness, flower shows, festival guided walks and much more! There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Click here to visit their website for more information and full event listings.

Explosive Easter at Flambards – 28th March – 19th April

Head to Flambards this Easter, just a 30-minute drive away, and enjoy explosive shows throughout the holidays and be amazed by experiments galore including slime marketing workshops and dry ice. The full theme park will be open so families can brave the sky-high thrill rides and the traditional rides. Travel back in time in the incredible indoor attractions including the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz recreations.
Click here to visit their website for full event listing and admission details.

Regal Theatre, Redruth

Head to the Regal Theatre in Redruth, just a 20-minute drive away, and catch some of their fantastic live shows including Songfest 2020, Havana nights, The Music of Prince New Purple Celebration and The Wall of Floyd – The Best of Floyd Tour.
Click here to visit their website to see all live shows and events, timetables and admission prices.

April 2020

Eden Project

Just a 45-minute drive from us, here at Merchant House Hotel, and you will find yourself at one of Cornwall’s most popular attractions, The Eden Project. This epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind’s dependence on plant life.

Down visiting the Family over Easter, then be sure to Head to Eden! From the 28th March to the 19th of April you can participate in a host of new indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, or follow their springtime trail to earn a tasty chocolate treat… Sounds delicious!
Standard admission applies, click here to visit their website for more information.

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Hop in the car and within 20 minutes you will reach Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, who are hosting the first annual Rattler Fest on Saturday 11th April. Bringing a day of live music, Orchard Silent Disco, Pineapple Beach, Late Night Gin Lounge (Rattler now do GIN!) and the world exclusive launch of Rattler Peach! Plus…plenty of food and drink stalls to you fed and watered!
If you would like to indulge in some Cornish Cyder then take a 10 minute walk down, from the Hotel, into the City Centre and catch the T1 bus ,which runs every 10 minutes, to Truro College where you will then wait for the 225 bus to take you to Penhallow, walk up the entrance lane to the Cyder Farm and let your taste buds take over!

Tickets are available on their website, click here for more information.

Trelissick National Trust Gardens

Head to our nearest National Trust Garden, Trelissick, which is just a short drive away from the Hotel. Explore around the Trust house with their Upstairs, Downstairs house tours.

Join their volunteers who will lead you around parts of Trelissick house typically closed to the public, it costs just £3 per person and all funds raised go towards conservation work on Trelissick house, these tours are available now and continue until the end of June.
Or if you’re down visiting family over the Easter holidays and looking to keep them entertained then take part in the National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt where the spring garden is full of clues to find and puzzles to solve and a step closer to nature.

Booking not needed, standard admission applies, click here to visit their website for more information.

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

Catch the U1 bus from right outside our Hotel doors into Falmouth, where you can explore the seaside town as well as the National Maritime Museum, who are running a ‘Monsters of the Deep’ exhibition.

During this exhibition you will plunge down into the dark murky depths of the ocean and discover the monsters that lurk beneath. Explore the centuries-old myths and legends, when chance sightings and odd appearances led to tall tales of deep-sea creatures, as well as, getting the chance to handle real objects, try out the microscopes and understand what it felt like to be an explorer aboard a floating laboratory.

It’s a must when visiting Falmouth! Standard admission applies, click here to visit their website for more information.