Truro is simply brimming with Cornish history and one of the highlights is its cathedral, which is not to be missed. Consider taking a guided tour to get all the facts, or simply pick up a guidebook. 

A trip to the Royal Cornwall Museum is a fascinating day out too. The museum houses a variety of collections ranging from fine art to archaeology and biology and there are lots of activities for kids throughout.

Those curious about where their Cornish pint comes from is sure to enjoy the Skinner’s Brewery which offers a tour, or you could venture the six miles out to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm to learn how their famous tipple is made and - of course - try some!

The River Fal is on hand to and it's worth taking a sightseeing tour from the water through Enterprise Boats. 

The Cornish take their food seriously and Truro is no exception. You can expect a varied and high quality range of restaurants all over the city including fabulous freshly caught seafood. End the evening in one of the many pubs, or perhaps catch a show at Hall for Cornwall, which has a range of interesting events to please all, including comedy, music and theatre.

Nearby, Penrose Water Gardens is set in a stunning woodland area three miles from the city. The Poppy Cottage Garden’s stunning year round botanical displays and the vast Boscawen Park will also both entice nature lovers.

Meanwhile, action seekers are sure to have an adrenaline-filled day of quad biking at the ATV Centre. Or for something a bit quirky, Llama Land is not far either. 

St Ives, Falmouth and the Roseland Heritage Coast are all less than an hour by car.

For more ideas, please visit our things to do in Cornwall pages.