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.


October 2018

Cathedral City Markets

Take a walk into Truro City Centre on 26th & 27th of October and be sure to head over to the Cathedral City Markets on Lemon Quay where you will find arts, crafts, food, drink and gifts all from the South West. Friday 10am- 4.30 pm and Saturday 8.45am – 4.45pm. Find out more by clicking here to visit their website 

Oktoberfest Truro

On the weekend of 5th & 6th of October on Lemon Quay in Truro City Centre you will find Truro’s Oktoberfest hosted by Skinners Brewery. Bringing you celebrations of Bavarian Culture with beers, food, music and much more. Tickets can be purchased via their website, click here to find out more.

Riverside Fireworks Display

Head to the Heron Inn, a lovely pub on the riverside in Malpas, a 10-minute drive or taxi journey and you will be there. You can also take a walk along the river however this is about a 50-minute walk. On the 27th of October they hold their annual firework display with events from 4-10pm and the fireworks at 6.30pm. The Heron Inn is also a dog friendly pub therefore if your pooch isn’t bothered by fireworks be sure to take them along to enjoy the show. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

From Thursday 11th  – Sunday 14th of October Falmouth’s event square will host Cornwall’s biggest and best loved food festival…. Falmouth Oyster Festival full of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls. Visit their website for more information.
Leave your car here and enjoy the day out in Falmouth, catch the U1 bus from outside the Hotels front doors into Falmouth and back again.

Eden Project

Just a 45-minute drive from Merchant House you will find one of Cornwall’s top attractions, The Eden Project which is a fantastic day out for all the family.
From the 13th of October Eden project reopens their ice-skating rink for the Winter, admission into the park is required and booking is advised for the ice-skating sessions which last for 40 minutes.

From the 20th of October to the 4th of November over the Halloween Half Term they also have some Spooktacular special events happening for the children as well as adults.

To find out more on all events at Eden Project please click here to visit their website.


November 2018

November is a lovely time of year in Truro. You can feel the festivities of Christmas just around the corner and Truro holds some great events at the end of November as the build up to Christmas commences.

City of Lights Parade
The City of lights will illuminate the streets of Truro on Wednesday 21st of November. The parade starts from the bottom of Falmouth Road just a 2-minute walk away and heads down into the City Centre, it is a colourful evening in our lovely City starting from 6pm! Weather dependant, back up dates are arranged as either Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd. Click here to visit their website for information on how you can donate and support the local event.

Reindeer Parade

Join in the bustle of a busy City and see Father Christmas and his real reindeer on Wednesday 28th from 6pm at Victoria Square, followed by a street procession at 6.45pm. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Eden Project

Head to the Eden Project no matter the weather with plenty of indoor exploring to do in their Bio-domes and much more. Throughout November they also have their ice-skating rink which is additional indoor activity during a great day out for you and all the family.

On the 7th & 8th of November Eden Project plays host to ‘The Cornwall MacMillan Christmas Fair’ the Eden Kitchen (between the two big biomes) will once again be stocked with a huge range of festive stalls offering gifts, home accessories, stocking fillers, clothing and jewellery. Local food producers and suppliers will provide a wonderful array in the Food Hall.

Click here to visit their website for all information and admission prices.

Remembrance celebrating 100 years
Truro City Poppy Day
Truro City Poppy Day is on the 3rd November starting at 10.00 o’clock on Lemon Quay (Piazza), this is mainly a fund raising and awareness event. Click here to find out more information about the event and how to donate.

Garden of Remembrance Ceremony
The Truro Branch of The Royal British Legion will be holding their Annual Garden of Remembrance Ceremony at the East end of the Cathedral starting at 11:45. Click here to find out more information about this event.

Royal Cornwall Museum
Just a 10-minute walk down into Truro City Centre you will find the Royal Cornwall Museum, full of history about Truro & Cornwall Heritage and Culture! And on the 15th of November they are holding a great evening event from 6-8.30pm called “Cornish Tommies” a 12-minute film in honour of WWI’s 100th Anniversary. To mark the centenary of the Armistice and in remembrance of all the soldiers of WWI, C Flym are supporting a season of WW1 themed films. Click here to visit their website for all event listings and admission prices.