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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 sometimes changeable Cornish weather. 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 for Undercover Rainforests

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 is open until June.


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 restaurant is open all week serving tantalizing dishes inspired by our Head Chef’s Celtic roots. Did you know we serve three courses for just £19.95? It's an offer as sweet as our desserts.


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. With a rolling programme of events and exhibitions there's always something new and exciting to find.


Discover Tate St Ives

Take the train from Truro and experience one of the most celebrated train journeys in the UK - it's simply breathtaking with outstanding views across the coast as you head into the seaside town. The Tate features work by revolutionary local artists as well as national, contemporary exhibitions. Make sure you take a moment to enjoy the views of Porthmeor beach from the terrace.


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 mizzle.


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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