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Cornwall Offers & Links

Public transport in Cornwall:

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 PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey. Truro is the junction for the branch line to Falmouth.

TI Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street. Tel. 01872 274555. | |

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Cornwall Cornwall National Trust Holidays
Truro map

Bosvigo Gardens ¼ mile

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.

Royal Cornwall Museum ½ mile

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.

Truro Cathedral ¾ mile

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.

National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Trelissick NT by bus

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 Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1730, Hoiuse 1100-1700. 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 byTransport for Cornwall.

The National Trust has many holiday cottages in Cornwall, including some on the Trelissick Estate.

Trewithen by bus

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. 22 operated by Transport for Cornwall. 27 operated by First.
Buses also operate from St Austell.

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