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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.



October 2019

Falmouth Oyster Festival –
10 Oct 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

It’s the time to celebrate this unique fishing tradition, so head on down to the Falmouth’s Oyster Festival. Catch the bus from directly outside our doors here at, Merchant House Hotel, into Falmouth and indulge in the local festivities.

It takes place from 10th to 13th October and is one of Cornwall’s biggest and best-loved specialist food festivals.  Almost as unique as the fishing tradition it celebrates, the festival embraces wonderful community spirit and receives generous backing from a variety of Cornwall’s businesses and individuals.

For more information visit their website

Oktoberfest Cornwall…
…is coming and it’s going to be one epic weekend!

Saturday 5th October for just one day only, Truro is hosting the celebration of Bavarian culture for the 5th year! With beers, food, music and everything else that will have you dancing in your lederhosen on top of a wooden table!
Located on Lemon Quay the Oktoberfest is just a 10 minute walk down the hill and with it being a sell out event last year be sure to get your tickets now…. Tickets Here

Old Bakery Studio, Truro

A 15-minute walk through Truro City centre you will find yourself at The Old Bakery studios who have a fantastic line-up of class acts for you this autumn.
The finest in bands, theatre, comedy and film will be appearing with just a select few shown below;

Happy Mondaze- Oct 4, 2019
Reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda, Happy Mondaze bring you the cult classics and best-­selling hits of Manchester’s number one baggy band ­Happy Mondays.

Ferris & Sylvester – Oct 8, 2019
With clear references to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village, the canny combination of blues, folk and indie-rock ’n’ roll.

Jeremiah by Jack Dean -Oct 18, 2019
From the critically-acclaimed rap storyteller behind Grandad and the Machine comes a raucous new gig theatre show about England’s forgotten revolution.

For more information and for full event listing head to their website 

November 2019

 Head to The Eden Project, one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions.

Just a 30-minute drive and you will find yourself exploring the Bio Domes and exhibitions. It is also that time of year again when they bring back their glittering ice rink!
General skating sessions – adult: £7, child: £6, family of four: £24 *Booking required*

Please note a valid Eden admission ticket is required for all the sessions, in addition to the ticket for the relevant session, click here to visit their website for more information

Find out where the best Fireworks displays are this year around Cornwall.
It’s nearly time to put on your woollies and light your sparklers – fireworks night is soon upon us! We’ve rounded up some of the best firework displays lighting up the Cornish skies for you to enjoy, click here for full listings and information

Remembrance Day in Truro,
Sunday 10th November 2019 Services at the Cathedral 

  • 10.00am – Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday, a reflective service to remember all those lost through war and conflict. The service will incorporate the two-minute silence which will be marked by the tolling of the cathedral bell.
  • 3.15pm– Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance.  The Royal British Legion honours their fallen comrades with a special service.  Standards will be paraded into the Cathedral and poppy wreathes laid at the foot of the war memorial on Boscawen Street.  The last post will sound once the evocative words from Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen” have been read out.

For more information about the services in Truro on Sunday 10th November, please click here

Truro City of Lights
20 Nov 2019

Come and indulge in Truro’s welcome to the festive season, as the crowds gather for the spectacular illuminated procession through the City’s streets.
With some of the procession starting at the High School opposite us here at Merchant House we are in the perfect location to head out and enjoy the City of lights before heading back and warming up again in front of our cosy log burner.

For more information about Truro’s City of lights, click here to visit their website

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair– 27th November – 1st December
The Christmas Fair marks the first of the festive late-night shopping evenings on a Wednesday in our great little City.
Head to the Christmas Fair on Lemon Quay, just a 10 minute walk from the Hotel, where you will find hand crafted wall hangings, candles, pottery, calendars, clothing, handmade chocolates local ales and much more.
For more information, click here to visit their website