So you’re heading to Truro for the weekend, and are looking for some inspiration. What could you possibly do in this tiny city in Cornwall? Well, it turns out quite a lot actually and you may be surprised. From watching a show to shopping in a traditional Cornish market, Truro is the perfect mix of old and new with something for everyone. 

Take a look at our 5 Top Things to do in Truro. 

#1 – Shop and explore the streets of Truro

Truro is perhaps one of the few places in Cornwall that has managed to hold on to its Cornish character whilst evolving, adapting and welcoming more mainstream and nationally recognised brands and shops. Of course not forgetting the wealth of independent traders in the Lemon Quay Markets and cute coffee houses, Truro is a lovely mix of the traditional and the new. Walking along cobbled streets, and weaving in and out of the many little side streets makes a shopping experience in Truro really special. Events throughout the year draw lots of people to the city, often held right in the centre of the town in marquees and tents.

#2 – Watch a show at The Hall for Cornwall

Now this is a must. The Hall for Cornwall is without a doubt a true gem in the heart of not only Truro but also Cornwall. Its yearly programme always has something for everyone, from professional Dance companies, theatre, live music, to Christmas Pantos. The theatre itself has just gone under a fantastic renovation which hopes to draw even more shows to Cornwall audiences. You can grab a bit to eat here too before the show. A truly great day, afternoon, evening out watching high quality theatre. 

#3 – Visit Truro’s Cathedral

Even if you don’t go in, Truro’s Cathedral is pretty hard to miss as your wandering around the cobbled streets. The cathedral holds events and social gatherings throughout the year, making it a central social hub of Truro, oh and its free entry! Especially beautiful at Christmas with the massive Christmas tree and lights, you can’t get more festive than drinking a glass of mulled wine, watching the City of Light Parade and watching choir outside. A must see if you’re in Truro in December. 

#4 – Head to a Barre Class in Truro

Why not try a Barre class in Truro, even better, head to one of our classes at Flow Dance & Yoga. A Barre class is a fun, no pressure, full body workout using principles from Barre, Ballet, Dance and Yoga. A great way to start your evening, even as a social event to get you in the party spirit. Whether you want a full bus workout or maybe a more gentle hour to move and stretch, the Barre class gives you the option to get as much out of it as you like. And why not? Try something a little different and give a Barre Class a go in Truro.


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#5 – Eat out in Truro. 

After a busy day exploring all things Truro, there is no better way to finish your day by grabbing a bite to eat in one of the many amazing restaurants/bars the little city has to offer. From cosy Cornish pubs, in-style tapas bars to high street favourites, Truro has it all for food, and we are leaving out the trusty Cornish Pasty, because you would have already eaten one for lunch. If you are looking for somewhere to meet your friends in a relaxed, stylish and no fuss environment, our go to in The Old Grammar School. Perfect for an after work drink, or a bigger social event, The Old grammar School in Truro is a great place to hang out for a coffee and even a cheeky cocktail after. The Lounge is also a great choice if you want a meal you know you will love, and is super cosy! Truro is also home to the big names such as Pizza Express and Chiquitos if you’re after a more mainstream restaurant.