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30th March 2017

Things to do when it’s raining in Cornwall

The pitter patter of raindrops needn’t dampen your day when you’re on holiday in Cornwall. There’s still plenty to see and do, especially if you don’t mind embracing the changeable Cornish weather - we swear it has a mind of its own. Here’s our top things to do in Cornwall when the weather’s not on your side.

Hit the Truro shops

Just moments down the road from the hotel lies Truro with its wealth of interesting and vibrant independent shops selling lovely clothes and homeware. Find these treasure troves off the beaten track, along winding alleyways and nestled on the highstreet.


Eden Project

Be transported to the tropics. Under the blanket of the enormous Biomes explore the jungle, look down on the rainforest canopy and sit awhile in the mediterranean - all without leaving Cornwall. There’s so much to see and do at Eden that you could easily spend the entire day there.


Get Lost at Lanhydrock

See both sides of life in what was a thriving victorian country house - from the untouched kitchens and the butler’s bedroom to the exquisite dining room and children’s nursery - close your eyes, and just for a moment, feel like you’ve stepped back in time.


See a show at the theatre

There’s nothing quite like the sense of anticipation and excitement as the lights dip and the curtain opens at the theatre. Whether it’s a rousing musical or thoughtful drama, Hall for Cornwall has a busy programme of shows throughout the year.


Take a Leisurely Lunch

Savour each dish and take it easy - there’s no hurry when you’re taking a leisurely lunch. Our two AA Rosette Brasserie is open all week serving tantalizing dishes inspired by our Head Chef’s Celtic roots. Did you know, if you dine with us at lunchtime Monday - Friday, dessert is free with every main meal? It has to be the sweetest deal in town.


Roam the Royal Cornwall Museum

Whileaway an afternoon discovering the permanent Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian exhibitions and some of the finest art collections in Cornwall. And if you were a fan of Poldark they have a trail running until February 2018 which includes 18th century objects and fascinating images from the TV programme.


Discover Tate St Ives

The Tate ihas reopened after an 18 month closure to extend the gallery spaces so head over to St Ives to be among the first to wander the newly revamped buildings. They have a rolling programme of exhibitions throughout the year and have glorious views over Porthmeor beach. Take the train from Truro and experience one of the most celebrated train journeys in the UK.


Embrace it

Splash in puddles, sing in the rain and skip through the showers - don’t worry about getting soggy. Whether you head to the beach, wander along the Fal River or listen to the raindrops hitting the leaves on a woodland walk, embracing the weather only adds to your Cornish adventure. And there’s nothing like a hot shower and cup of tea after a day of exploring Cornwall in the drizzle.


Found in the heart of the county, The Alverton is the perfect base for holidays in Cornwall, whatever the weather. Take a look at our current Cornwall hotel offers.

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