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The Greenbank’s Insider Guide: 24 hours in Truro

What to do in Truro – our 24 hour guide…

Truro sits at the heart of our beautiful county and is often described as Cornwall’s “great little city”. Truro has a variety of shops, including high-street favourites and local independent makers. This quirky and unique city is home to fantastic entertainment and a growing food and drink scene. Stroll down Truro’s cobbled streets and get lost in its historic buildings – there’s always something new to be found.

With only 24 hours to spend in Truro, how will you plan your day? Explore our top things to do around our Cornish capital.


8am – 10am: A hearty Cornish breakfast

You’ve woken up in the comfort of your hotel room at The Greenbank. Start the day the Falmouth way and wander down to the restaurant to enjoy a hearty Cornish breakfast. Served until 10:30am, fuel up for a day of exploring the Cornish capital!


10am – 11:30am: Walk to Malpas

Head to our sister hotel The Alverton, which is just a 20 minute drive away, before going on one of our favourite walks. Start at The Alverton and wander through the town towards the riverside village of Malpas – about a mile outside the city centre. Then enjoy a coffee at one of our favourite cafes: Cafe in the Park.


11:30am – 1pm: Head back into town

After taking in the views of Truro’s river, head on back to the city centre for a bit of shopping. Truro is bursting with popular independent shops such as UneekaIllustrated LivingMistral, and Busby & Fox, who can provide great gifts to bring back to your family and friends – or to treat yourself! If shopping isn’t your thing, head to the Royal Cornwall Museum to learn about Cornish history and heritage or see one of the many exhibitions on offer.


1pm – 2pm: Pause for lunch

Known for being a foodie county, Cornwall has an array of cafes, restaurants and bistros to visit, and Truro is no exception too. Archie Browns is perfect for vegetarians, Hubbox is your go-to for burgers aplenty, or head back to The Alverton to try their locally sourced menu on the sun-drenched terrace.


2pm – 5pm: Hop aboard

Fancy getting to your next destination by boat? Hop aboard the Fal River Enterprise boat and travel to the nearby town of Falmouth. Experience life on the water, watch out for Cornwall’s wildlife and enjoy passing by Cornish landmarks too.


5pm – 7pm: Sip, sip, hooray!

After you’ve arrived on land, head back towards the The Greenbank – a short stroll from Prince of Wales pier. In our bar that overlooks the harbour, you can enjoy a unique range of quirky hand-crafted cocktails crafted using artisan spirits and seasonal ingredients, as you watch the boats float on by on Falmouth’s harbour.


7pm – 9pm: Dive into dinner

Including daily changing chef recommendations, as well as gluten free and vegan options on request, indulge in signature Cornish dishes with the freshest seafood and local produce in our Water’s Edge restaurant.  Our views across the harbour are something to be savoured too. Book ahead by calling 01326 312440.


9pm – 8am: And relax

You’ve had an action-packed day exploring some of Falmouth’s favourite places, so it’s time to relax. Amongst the many rooms we have at The Greenbank, you can’t beat a little laid-back luxury in The Florence or The Lookout. Soak up the views in your roll top bath and end the perfect Cornish day The Greenbank way…

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