TRURO, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
One of Cornwall's most stunning buildings, Truro Cathedral is all spires and Gothic romance. Built from fine Cornish granite, hewn from nearby quarries, this heavenly structure is a living testament to the many people who made this wonderful vision possible. The impressive West Front greets visitors and invites them into a world of Cornish saints, choral music, stained glass, prayer, worship and organ music. Don't miss the stunning Victorian neo-Gothic architecture; fabulous stained glass including the three Rose windows, the Wesley window and the curious story of the blue glass; the Cornish saints painting, Cornubia, Land of the Saints by John Miller; the unusual church within a church; the fascinating altar piece of Christ both crucified and seated in majesty; a series of four Calvary paintings by Craigie Aitchison and much, much more. There are free guided tours, and free lunchtimes concerts (on Fridays) from March to October, a restaurant serving cream teas, and a gift shop offering plenty of local produce.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Most accessible, via ramp at front entrance, including restaurant
- Facilities: Ramps; induction loop
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily; Mon–Sat 7.30am–6pm, Sun 9–5 (open 9.30 BH)
Also in the area
About the area
Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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