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Top Attractions in Cornwall: A Hop, Skip and Jump From The Alverton

The Alverton is perfectly located for exploring the best of Cornwall. With just a hop, skip and jump, we’ve collated the top attractions in Cornwall to visit in easy reach from the hotel.

The Royal Cornwall Museum

15 minute walk, Truro

The Royal Cornwall Musuem is home to one of the county’s finest art collections as well as hundreds of historical objects from across the world.

📷: The Royal Cornwall Museum

Truro City Centre

10 minute walk, Truro

Unique shops, independent restaurants, excellent coffee shops, large public gardens & green spaces as well as a beautiful cathedral. There’s plenty to explore in Truro.

Malpas River Walk

8 minute drive, Truro

From the hotel walk towards the city centre and take the road signposted to Malpas. Meander along the path by the river, passing Boscawen Park and carry on to The Heron Inn for a refreshing pit-stop.

River Cruise

10 minute walk, Truro Town Quay,

Hop on the Fal River boat and settle on the top deck. Pass historic maritime locations and historic landmarks whilst taking in the views.

Trelissick House and Gardens, National Trust

15 minute drive, Feock

Combining woodland walks, coastal vistas, manicured gardens and apple orchards. Step inside the house and admire the breathtaking orangery.

📷: Trelissick

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

30 minute drive, Mevagissey

Acres of once lost gardens now uncovered and restored to their former glory. Ancient rodadrendians, a large working kitchen garden and beautiful flower beds. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a gardener’s paradise.

The Eden Project

35 minute drive, St Austell

Under the blanket of the enormous bubble-like Biomes explore the jungle, look down on the rainforest canopy and sit a while in the Mediterranean – all without leaving Cornwall. The Eden Project is definitely one of the top attractions in Cornwall and such a unique day out.

Pendennis Castle

35 minute drive, Falmouth

Built in 1539 to 1545, Pendennis Castle is one of England’s finest surviving coastal fortresses. Bringing together a fascinating history with breathtaking panoramic views of Falmouth.

Tate, St Ives

45 minute drive, St Ives

Take the train from Truro and experience one of the most celebrated train journeys in the UK. Tate in St Ives features work by revolutionary local artists as well as national, contemporary exhibitions.

St Michael's Mount

50 minute drive, Marazion

Cross the causeway at low tide or take a boat at high water and explore the gardens, the castle and the small village.

Poldark Mine

30 minute drive, Helston

Explore underground in Wheal Roots, a real 18th century tin mine and discover all about Cornish mining in the Heritage Museum.

Camel Valley Vineyard

40 minute drive, Bodmin

You don’t have to be a wine aficionado to enjoy a trip to Camel Valley Vineyard. The tours are relaxed and easygoing, and the views from the terrace are well worth drinking in.

📷: Camel Valley

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