Take a Trip to Truro
People who have booked a room at Hotel Pernavor should make sure that they arrange a trip to take in all that the town of Truro has to offer. Truro is located in southwest Cornwall on the Truro River. This bustling little market town, with its pretty Georgian streets and riverside views, offers an ideal base for those wishing to explore the pipicturesque local countryside.
Truro has a number of buildings of historical interest, the most famous being Truro Cathedral. Construction on the cathedral began in 1880, with the Prince of Wales laying the foundation stone. By the time it was completed 30 years after in 1910, the former prince had become King Edward VII. There are regular guided tours to the cathedral for visitors. Built in 1991, this 1,000-seat auditorium situated at Back Quay, Truro, presents a variety of productions including top West End shows as well as local productions, while hosting big name international live acts such as Coldplay, too.
Other buildings of historical interest in the town include the 19th century City Hall of Italian design, has an impressive clock, while there are some charming 18th and 19th century town houses dotted throughout the town. Also worth a visit is the Royal Cornwall Museum, which houses an impressive geology collection and traces the history of Cornwall. Situated on River Street, this is the oldest museum in Cornwall. There are displays chronicling Cornwall’s history, in particular the tin mining and fishing industries, while there is also an internationally famous geology collection as also some fine works of art.
There is a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a variety of international and local cuisine to cater to all tastes. For those who want to relax, a stroll along the Duck Pond is recommended, while the more energetic can explore the Cornish Way cycle route, leading to Land’s End.