Glide along the wooded network of rivers and creeks linking Cornwall's Cathedral City of Truro with the ports of Penryn and Falmouth. Visit villages, pubs and restaurants with moorings dotted along the waterside. Climb aboard one of the pleasure boats or passenger ferries which travel the length of the river during the summer months and discover a totally unique way to 'go shopping' .
Truro is a charming city of cobbled streets and elegant Georgian buildings linked by a myriad of ope-ways and river walks. Nestling amongst the shops and houses at the heart of the city is Truro's Cathedral, with its three spires of honey coloured stone rising above the roof tops. Fashionable high street names mingle with tiny specialist stores catering for the needs of discerning shoppers from 'foodies' to designer fashion connoisseurs and watersports fanatics. Indulge yourself in Truro's many tea rooms, bistros and pubs where you can take time out and watch the world go by.
Throughout the year, Truro's streets are a stage for colourful buskers and entertainers who perform anything from mime to fire eating. Live bands and children's entertainers can be found in the city's parks and gardens during the summer months while in winter the streets are a-glow with the City of Lights lantern procession and fair, marking the start of Christmas late night shopping. Take in a play, concert or recital at the city's Hall for Cornwall theatre complex or pick up a bargain in the flea markets and antique fairs. Discover works by Constable, Lowry and the Newlyn School of Artists at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Art Gallery and explore the history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present day.
From Truro heading down the River Fal you come to Tolverne which was requisitioned by the American military during the Second World War and used as an embarkation point for Allied troops during the D-Day landings. A passenger ferry plies between Smuggler's Cottage and Falmouth during the summer months. General Eisenhower stayed here, and the Cottage displays an extensive collection of memorabillia charting the period. Large ships are often laid up here and are a remarkable sight against the tranquil wooded river valley.
Falmouth and South West Cornwall Guide
Cornwall Online - Tourism and Holiday Guide
Copyright © 2002 - Disclaimer