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.
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
Truro’s late-night shopping
Truro’s streets are filled with festivities and markets throughout December.
On the Wednesday 4th, 11th & 18th December 2019 the shops are open until 9pm, including the Wednesday Farmers market, Truro Christmas Street Markets are located in Boscawen Street as well as Lemon Quay Fairs.
Saturday 14th & 21st December 2019 – Street markets, Lemon Quay Fair and shops are open normal times of 9am – 5pm
Truro Prime Stock Show
Just a short walk from the Hotel, the annual Prime stock Christmas Show brings the countryside to the heart of our great little City on Lemon Quay and is a firm Truro favourite.
From 9.30am on Wednesday 4th December visitors will be able to enjoy a day that celebrates Cornwall’s agricultural community.
Click here to visit their website for more information
Trelissick at Christmas
Head to Trelissick Gardens, just a 15-minute drive away from the Hotel, where throughout December you can meet Father Christmas with his reindeer and explore the illuminated house and garden after dark.
For more information on dates and entry fees, click here, to visit their website.
Truro Cathedral Christmas Concert- Saturday 14th December
Take a stroll into the City and “Jingle all the Way” as you see professional singers of all ages as they perform some of the best-loved traditional carols together with some contemporary gems that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Click here, to visit their website for more information.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Truro
Book to stay with us here at Merchant House for New Year, where within a 7-10 minute walk you can hit the cobbles of the City and indulge in some bubbles and a lovely meal at one of our recommended restaurants before heading to Lemon Quay as the clock strikes midnight to watch Truro’s spectacular firework display.
Call us to book your stay on 01872 272450 or for more information about the fireworks, click here.