Public transport in Cornwall: www.cornwallpublictransport.info
Truro is a busy city with many attractive buildings, Lemon Street is a remarkably well-preserved Georgian street. The Cathedral can be clearly seen from trains approaching from the east. It is a downhill walk to the City Centre via Richmond Hill, Ferris Town and Frances Street. There are frequent buses from the Rail Station to the City Centre and Bus Station (¾ mile). Truro is the junction for the branch line to Falmouth.
TI Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street. Tel. 01872 274555.
Gardens designed for colour throughout the year.
Spring bulbs, summer herbaceous borders and autumn colour.
Tel. 01872 275774.
Open Mar-Sep, WThF 1100-1800. Also Hellebore Day in Feb, see website.
Cornwall's history from prehistoric times to the present day, including Cornish science
and inventions, fine and decorative arts, and geology with an important mineral collection.
Tel. 01872 272205.
Open TWThFS 1000-1645, Sun 1000-1600.
The foundation stones of Truro Cathedral were laid in 1880 and the Victorian builders adopted
the classic pointed arches of the gothic style. Coffee Shop and Restaurant. Tel. 01872 276782.
Open M-S 0730-1800, Sun 0900-1700, BH 0930-1700. Subject to alteration for services.
The Trelissick Estate is on its own peninsula with magnificent views over the Fal Estuary.
The 30 acre Garden contains hydrangeas, rhododendrons, ginger lilies, woodland plants and herbaceous borders
to provide colour and interest all year. The surrounding parkland includes woodland, waterside walks and a beach.
Great views from the House. Restaurant and cafe. Tel. 01872 862090.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1030-1730. Nov-Feb, Garden only 1030-1630. Parkland open at all times.
Bus 493 from Lemon Quay (¾ mile from station) to car park, 20 minutes journey, M-S 2-hourly. Operated by Travel Cornwall.
The National Trust has many holiday cottages in Cornwall, including some on the Trelissick Estate.
Gardens with champion trees, rare shrubs, exotic ferns, woodland glades, roses, camellias,
magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas. The elegant 18th century House is open for guided tours.
Tearoom. Tel. 01726 883794.
Open Mar-Jun, Garden Daily 1000-1630, House MT 1400-1600.
Bus 22/27 from Bus Station (¾ mile from Rail Station) to entrance (on right) shortly after Probus, watch for signs, about 20 minutes journey. There are no marked stops but there is space to wait for the return bus on the verge. M-S both routes hourly. Sun & BH 27 only, every 2 hours. Operated by First.
Buses also operate from St Austell.