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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.

January 2020

The Sleeping Beauty – Royal Ballet Live at Truro Plaza Cinema
Just a ten-minute walk away from us here at Merchant House on Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 19:15 to 22:15

A classic of Russian Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Click here to head to their website for more information and to book your tickets.

The Eden Project
All year round the Eden project is a fantastic place to visit, during January you can get your skates on and enjoy their seasonal Ice-Skating rink then warm up whilst exploring the Rainforest & Mediterranean Bio Domes before indulging in some fresh and tasty food in the Café.
The Eden project is about a 40 minute drive from us here at Merchant House but as Cornwall’s top attraction is a must when visiting Cornwall, click here to visit their website for more information and admission prices.

Winter Walks at Godolphin- Open daily throughout January

Walk away the winter cobwebs and enjoy three waymarked routes at Godolphin. The Godolphin Hill walk takes you to the summit of the large hill where, on a clear day, you’ll get a panoramic view taking in two coastlines. Relax alongside the flowing river as you walk the River Hayle route and take cover under the canopies on the Godolphin Woodland walk. Godolphin is a 40-minute drive from Merchant House and has some great views along the way, be sure to come and warm up by our toasty log burner when returning back at the Hotel.
For opening times and information click here to visit their website

Keep Cornwall Beautiful with The National Trust.

Want to help keep Cornwall beautiful? Then come and join in one of the local community beach cleans this January.
On the 6th January at 2pm head to Pendower beach near Veryan, just a 30 minute drive from us here at Merchant House, and soak up the fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep this beautiful beach clean.

For more information on all National Trust beach cleans click here to visit their website

February 2020

The World Pasty Championship at The Eden Project

Head to the Eden Project on February 29th to observe The Olympics of the Oggy, where bakers from Cornwall to the USA are ready to fire up the ovens for the hotly-contested World Pasty Championships.
Click here to find out more about the competition and visiting The Eden Project.


The National Maritime Museum

Just a 20-minute drive away in Falmouth you will find the fantastic Maritime Museum which is open 7 days a week and is well worth a visit. Throughout February they are hosting some great exhibitions including artist James Dodd’s with his latest exhibition Wood to Water.
Click here to visit their website for more information and admission details.


Truro Cathedral Choir Spring Concert

Whilst visiting our great little City of Truro our Cathedral is a must visit, and if you’re in Truro on 28th Of February be sure to grab yourself a ticket to the Choir’s Spring Concert. The programme for Truro Cathedral Choir’s Spring concert is built around the deeply personal Requiem by Herbert Howells.
Click here to visit their website for more information and ticket prices.


National Trust Gardens and Estates

Here at Merchant House we are very lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful National Trust gardens and estates, most of which are reachable within a 30-40-minute drive.
During February there are some great things to do and see; Head to Trelissick just a 10 minute drive away and follow the Spring Trail as you admire the various spring colour starting to come out. Head to Godolphin House in Helston just a 30-minute drive away and explore the House the Godolphin family built, from mining and farming to royal connections, there’s much to discover in Godolphin House.
Click here to visit the National Trust website for more information.

March 2020

St Piran’s Day in Truro

There will be celebrations throughout Cornwall on and around March 5th to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall.
Take a stroll into Truro City and check out the traditional events of St Piran’s day including the fantastic parade. Click here to check out their Facebook page for timings of events.

Falmouth Spring Festival – 19th – 29th March

Just a 20-minute drive from us here at Merchant House you will find yourself in the stunning seaside town of Falmouth. As profiled on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival programme, this early season festival brings together the Falmouth community like no other. The festival brings an explosion of colour, life and activity to the town. Various events include games, fitness, flower shows, festival guided walks and much more! There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Click here to visit their website for more information and full event listings.

Explosive Easter at Flambards – 28th March – 19th April

Head to Flambards this Easter, just a 30-minute drive away, and enjoy explosive shows throughout the holidays and be amazed by experiments galore including slime marketing workshops and dry ice. The full theme park will be open so families can brave the sky-high thrill rides and the traditional rides. Travel back in time in the incredible indoor attractions including the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz recreations.
Click here to visit their website for full event listing and admission details.

Regal Theatre, Redruth

Head to the Regal Theatre in Redruth, just a 20-minute drive away, and catch some of their fantastic live shows including Songfest 2020, Havana nights, The Music of Prince New Purple Celebration and The Wall of Floyd – The Best of Floyd Tour.
Click here to visit their website to see all live shows and events, timetables and admission prices.