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05th June 2018

A Hop, Skip & Jump … From The Alverton

The Alverton is found in the heart of Cornwall, and from our central position the county is within easy reach. We’ve pulled together our selection of the best places to visit and things to do from the hotel.

The Royal Cornwall Museum

15 minute walk
Home to one of the county’s finest art collections as well as hundreds of historical objects from across the world.


Truro, City Centre

10 minute walk
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

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

From Truro to Falmouth
10 minute walk to the 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

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


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

25 minute drive
Near 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. It’s a gardener’s paradise.


Eden Project

33 minute drive
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.


Pendennis Castle, English Heritage

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


The Tate

44 minute drive or from 52 minutes by train
St Ives
Take the train from Truro and experience one of the most celebrated train journeys in the UK. The Tate in St Ives features work by revolutionary local artists as well as national, contemporary exhibitions.


St Michael’s Mount

45 minute drive
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

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


Camel Valley Vineyard

34 minute drive
Near 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.

The Alverton Hotel

Your Cornish Break

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Includes a Cream Tea on arrival, a great nights sleep and a hearty Cornish breakfast