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.

February 2019
St Ives Feast & Hurling the Silver Ball- 4th February

Taking place in one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside towns, St Ives, leave the car here and hop on the train taking in the picturesque views along the way.
Watching the hurling is an intriguing insight into one of Cornwall’s most ancient traditions. Take a ring side seat near the beach and cheer for your favourite participant, some of whom dive into the chilly sea to escape with the ball.
Click here for more information

Truro Cathedral’s Half Term Fun
Take a stroll down into the City and enjoy some free children’s activities during half term with different craft activities from 11.00-14.00
Mon 18th – Kite decorations
Tues 19th – Dragon finger puppets
Weds 20th – Peg animals
Spotter trails are also available throughout the holidays.  Activities are free but donations are gratefully received.
Click here to visit their website for more What’s on news!

Performances at The Old Bakery- 1st & 2nd of February

Cornish metal legends KING CREATURE have been taking on the world this past year with support slots with Therapy & Doyle, gigs around the world, a sell-out performance at Falmouth’s Pavilions back in the summer, and now they are heading to Truro at the Old Bakery on the 1st of February.
Then on the 2nd they host the closing of Independent Venue Week 2019 and have an “indie” night featuring 4 of the very best of Cornwall’s indie bands. In association with BBC Music Introducing and Independent Venue Week.
Click here to book your tickets

February half-term at The Eden Project-  Passport to the World- 16th– 24th February
Just a 45 minute drive away it is well worth a visit whilst in Cornwall!
Pick up your passport and collect stamps from all four corners of the globe – all in one day out in Cornwall.
For more information and admission prices visit their website

Glendurgan National Trust Gardens, near Falmouth
Just a 20-minute drive away and you will find yourself here at Glendurgan! Be inspired by the colours of Glendurgan on their February half-term trail from 16th– 24th.
For more information and admission prices visit their website

March 2019

The Eden Project, a 45 minute drive away from us in Truro, for a fun filled day out for everyone as well as the below events. The Eden Project is one of the top attractions in Cornwall.
Until the 17th of March they have their ‘Plan Bee’ event which is an insightful exhibition of science and contemporary art bringing new views on bees and other native pollinators.
On the 2nd of March they hold the annual event of ‘World Pasty Championship’ where they celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties, be sure to head up and try some for yourself.
For more information and admission details please visit their website.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations
Join us here in Truro, the heart of Cornwall between 2nd – 5th of March and join in the celebrations that take place across Cornwall to honour St Piran, one of the most popular patron Saints. With one of the biggest celebrations held here in Truro so be sure to keep an eye out on their Facebook page for details coming soon.
Spring time in Falmouth
Come and stay with us this March and join in the festivities as a colourful spring begins. Leave the car here at the Hotel and catch the U1 bus from right outside the Hotel front doors into Falmouth, or walk into Truro and catch the Fal River link ferry into Falmouth to join in some of the below events.

Falmouth Spring Flower Show, 23rd– 24th March, where exhibitors and trade stalls pack into the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth, Cornwall, with displays of locally grown flowers, floral arrangements, specimen plants and photographic displays for the Falmouth Spring Flower Show.

Falmouth Spring Festival, 14th – 24th March, A festival to celebrate Falmouth’s beautiful open and green spaces. With guided walks and talks, garden spring clean events, Gardeners’ Question Time and a Spring Fair.
For more information have a browse on Visit Cornwall’s what’s on planner

Old Bakery Studios, Truro –
Just a 15-minute stroll from the Hotel or 5 minutes in a taxi you will find yourself at the Old Bakery Studios, where by day they have a fabulous Café and by night they hold some fantastic live shows, gigs and much more… see below just a handful of their events throughout March.

Kris Barras Band, Mar 1, 2019- Kris was nominated for ‘Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017’ by Total Guitar magazine.
An Audience With.. Arthur Smith, Mar 6, 2019- Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter.
Mad Dog Mcrea, Mar 15, 2019- Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.
Visit their website for more listings and event times.