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.


April 2019

Eureka Escape Room

Fancy trying the newest craze of an Escape room? Well you don’t have to walk too far and you’ll be at Truro’s Basement escape room on Lemon Street.
“A Matter of Thyme” or “Death by Prescription” are the 2 60-minute puzzling challenges available at their Truro location.
Check out their website for more information about the challenges, prices and how to book.

Roseland Festival
From the 23rd of April until the 4th of May the Roseland Peninsula hosts the 10-day festival. You can enjoy Folk, jazz, history, art, films, photography, choirs, quartets, walks and talks, the Roseland Festival offers something for everyone.
Tickets available on their website click here to find out more.

The Eden Project, St Austell
Head to the Eden project, one of Cornwall’s top attractions, this April for a fun packed day out! There is something for everyone no matter what the Cornish weather… Admire the spring flowers outside, explore the Bio and Mediterranean domes or join in some indoor or outdoor activities. Visit their website for more information.

Tregothnan Gardens, Truro
Just a 15-20 minute drive from the Hotel you will find yourself at Tregothnan Gardens, where on the 13th & 14th of April they are hosting their ‘Charity Garden Opening’ when they open the private gates to some unique areas of the gardens, which are usually hidden away from the public eye. Be sure to check out their website for all information on visiting times and admission.

National Trust Gardens
With many of the Cornish National Trust gardens within a 20-30-minute drive from us here at Merchant house they are a must during spring and hold some great Cornish events throughout April;
Head to Trerice Gardens in Newquay on the 22nd of April to witness the ‘Tudor Costume Day’.
Take a trip to Trelissick, just outside of Truro, between 6th – 22nd of April for their Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunts or head to Glendurgan Gardens near Falmouth for their exclusive garden tour on the 2nd of April.
Join in some historic Cornish traditions at East Pool Mine for ‘Trevithick Tuesday’s’ on the 9th & 16th of April.

Visit the National Trust website to find out more

Flambards Theme Park, Helston
Just a 40-minute drive and you can reach Flambards where you will find something for everyone; fun rides for the kids and indoor attractions for all the adults including the incredible Victorian Village and fascinating Britain in Blitz museum. Visit their website to find out more.

May 2019

St Ives Food and Drink Festival 10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Leave your car parked here at the Hotel and walk to Truro Train Station, take the train to St Ives whilst admiring the picturesque views before hopping off the train, down the steps and straight onto Porthminster Beach, where you will find the Food & Drink Festival.
The Festival is a celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall– believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival. Visit their website to find out more

Fal River Festival 2019 24 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Stroll down into Truro City and walk under the subway to Enterprise Boats where you can catch one of the Fal River boats and join in the festivities of the Fal River Festival, see the swimmers and various boats as you sail in to Falmouth docks, where in the Town you will find music and production shows, great food and much more.
This fantastic 10-day celebration offers something for everyone, with over 100 events showcasing various creative talents. Find out what’s on at this year’s festival.

Great Estate Festival- Scorrier House- 31 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

The Great Estate Garden Fete, held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House in Redruth which you can reach within a 20-minute drive or 20-25 minutes on the T1 bus from Truro Bus Station. You can be sure to expect the unexpected with combining headline artists, cabaret, burlesque, Mexican wrestling and Victorian-themed sporting events… Get your tickets now!

National Trust- Glendurgan Gardens- 6th – 12th May 2019

Just a 20-minute drive and you will find yourself at one of our local National Trust gardens where you can take the day to escape the bustling City Centre and get lost in the beautiful blossoming gardens.
On the above dates join them for their Bluebell week, see the sight of hundreds of beautiful bluebells throughout the valley garden. For opening hours and ticket information visit their website.