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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.


August 2019

Made in Cornwall Summer Fair on Truro Lemon Quay
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 09:00 to Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 17:00
Take a short stroll down into Truro City where you will find the Made in Cornwall Summer Fair.
Lots of genuine local Cornish goods will be on sale which have been assessed by Cornwall Trading Standards as having been genuinely made right here in Cornwall

Bosvigo House Gardens
If you like walking around colourful gardens well you are in luck…
Within a 15-minute walk you’ll find Bosvigo House Gardens, open on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from: 11am until 6pm.
Created by the Artistic owner, Wendy, with dazzling displays of vivid colour and plant harmonies from February to October, with various gardens, nurseries and the woodland walk, it truly is a hidden gem in Truro.
Visit their website for more information

Royal Cornwall Museum

Truro City is home to The Royal Cornwall museum, which is the only museum in Cornwall with a British Museum supporting Ancient Greek, Roman & Egyptian permanent exhibition, along with a ceramics collection on loan from the V&A and a world renowned mineral collection.
Explore thousands of historical objects from Cornwall and the rest of the world alongside some of the county’s finest art collections for just £5.50 entry fee.

For more information and opening times visit their website

Charlestown Regatta, St Austell

Take a 30-minute drive towards St Austell and head into the small and picturesque village of Charlestown where on the 27th July – 2nd August you will see the return of the popular Regatta week.

Regatta week is an annual tradition bringing together the local community and visitors alike to enjoy a variety of live music, competitions, pasty demonstrations, craft stalls, raft races, water sports and classic favourites such as the Children’s sports, Grand Carnival, flora dance procession and Regatta Rocks.

For the full listing of events or for more information visit their website


Open Air Cinema at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth-  Just a 25 minute drive from the Hotel
The Open Air Cinema UK are coming to Cornwall this summer so whether you want to see this summer’s ‘must see’ film, the Oscar winning Bohemian Rhapsody or family favourites like Shrek, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Relax in the historic surroundings of Falmouth’s Pendennis Castle and watch any of the following: Bohemian Rhapsody – 1st August 2019
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl – 8th August 2019
A Knight’s Tale – 15th August 2019
Shrek – 22nd August 2019

For more information and to book tickets visit their website

September 2019

Cornwall Home Show Interiors Market 2019 – 5 Sep 2019 to 7 Sep 2019

Take a short stroll down into Truro City Centre onto Lemon Quay where you will find the Cornwall Home Show – ‘Interiors Market’. Now in its sixth year this Market attracts thousands of visitors who are expecting to find those special interior items with over 30 of Cornwall’s best suppliers, makers and designers of furniture, art, ceramics, kitchenware, soft furnishings and more.  Take home something special this summer! For more information click here to visit their website

The Little Orchard Cider and Music festival- 13 Sep 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Following 7 successful years, The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival will return to the grounds of Cornwall’s very own working cider farm for three days of apple inspired fun. Welcoming new artists as well as returning favourites, this year’s event is gearing up to be the best yet. Enjoy a crisp pint of chilled Cornish Cider, catch the bus from Truro to outside the City Centre to then pick up the 225 bus that drops you off by the Farm, alternatively The Cyder farm is just a 15-minute drive away from the Hotel.

To book your tickets and to find out more click here to visit their website

Truro Food Festival-   27 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019
Truro’s celebration of Cornish food and drink will be centred around Lemon Quay, just a 10 minute walk down the hill from the Hotel, with pop-up events and activities taking place across the city.
Daytime events include chef’s demos, a local produce market, gourmet street food stalls, a local restaurant trail, workshops and live entertainment showcasing the best in local talent. The evening content will include a beer and cider festival and live music on all three nights.

For the full line-up and all the essential details click here to visit their website

Old Bakery Studios, Truro

Truro’s new independent venue boasts a killer line-up of events, and is just a 15-minute walk away from us, not only do they host great evening events they also have a lovely Café which overlooks Truro River. The Total Stone Roses, Babe Rainbow, & The Full Bronte are just some of the performances you can see during September. For full listing and ticket information click here to visit their website.