Truro City

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Truro, with its cobbled streets and Georgian architecture is best known for the Cathedral, which was completed in 1910. What a picture it is, a proper job, well worth a visit.

Along the main street you will find a selection of shops and large stores with lots of different items, be sure to allow enough time to look at all of them. Explore the side roads where you will find many small specialist shops. Why not try a lovely cornish pasty or a cream tea.

In days gone by Truro was a famous market town, there is still a regular indoor market which is open all year round, with other specialist markets appearing throughout the seasons.

The oldest museum in Cornwall may be found in Truro, the Royal Cornwall Museum, which often has exhibitions using local themes and archaeology.

In the evenings there is plenty of entertainment, the Hall for Cornwall offers a variety of shows and performing arts, there is also a local cinema. Local pubs and restaurants provide a large selection of food.

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting Evening - Friday 20 May 2022

Wine Tasting Evening in The Great Hall

Join The Alverton's drinks maestro, Yohann, in The Great Hall where he'll welcome you into the world of wonderful wines. From 6pm-9pm, you will be poured six glasses of wine for you to sample throughout the evening. You'll not only get to sip on the delicious wine as you learn all about them, but also tuck into some tasty sharing boards too.

You can book your ticket HERE: £30 per ticket

Alverton Hotel

01872 276633


The Cornish Gin & Drinks Festival - Saturday 04 June 2022

The Cornish Gin & Drinks Festival

To gin or not to gin? Silly question really!
Lover of gin? We've got just the thing. Join The Alverton for the annual Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival. From midday until late, meet the makers, attend masterclasses and sample the very best in Cornish tipples. Your ticket will include a G&T on arrival, samples from all of the distilleries, access to masterclasses, a printed gin guide and keepsake branded gin glass to hold all your favourite future tipples.

£15 per ticket. Buy HERE

On the day, arrive to the first drink on us! As well as a delicious gin waiting for you, the suppliers will also be waiting to meet you in The Great Hall. Our suppliers are with us until 7pm, so make sure you arrive before then.

Venture over to The Oak and try oodles of samples. Expect live demos, talks and masterclasses from our gin distilleries. Here you’ll be able to pick up handy hints and tips to create your own top-notch tipples at home!

Lounge around sipping delicate gin cocktails, share an afternoon tea with friends, then dance the night away to your favourite tunes. Festival-goers can expect a whole host of entertainment, including performances from local singer songwriters including Mog Jones and Jumping Out Jazz, as well as the ever-so-popular Falmouth Soul Sensation!

Although our main focus will be on gin, there will also be a vast range of other spirits available including local rums and craft liqueurs.

The Alverton Hotel
Tregolls Rd



Tropical Pressure Festival - Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022

Tropical Pressure Festival

Tropical Pressure Festival - Celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean on the cliffs of Cornwall.
An exciting and inspiring festival to celebrate  the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean on the cliffs of Cornwall.  Tropical Pressure Festival brings a packed programme of live music, food, dance and culture to Porthtowan.

This family friendly event, with camping in the Eco Park’s spacious grounds overlooking the sea, will see the north Cornish coast come alive with the sounds, sights and flavours of 3 continents. In 2019 the festival featured all the way from Colombia, LA 33 playing urban rhumba, Lindigo from the Reunion Islands, plus musicians from Ethiopia, Congo, Sudan and across Europe.

How can visitors take part?

Entry to the festival is by ticket, which includes 3 nights' camping in the Eco Parks' stunning, grassy site, and access to all the events.

How is the event suitable for kids?

Tropical Pressure is a family-friendly event, with a dedicated Kids Creative zone running all weekend, and a busy programme of free workshops and activities. Kids under 5 are admitted for free, with those aged between 5 and 15 paying half price. Situated in a compact and secure site, and with a programme of live music from around the world, it's the perfect environment to introduce children to the festival scene.

Mount Pleasant Eco Park's



Cornwall Pride 2022 - Saturday 18 June 2022

Cornwall Pride 2022

2022 is the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK with your help we are bringing 11 community Cornwall Prides to the whole of Cornwall in May, June and July 2022!
Over the last 15 years Cornwall Pride has been a shining beacon of visibility and awareness of the LGBTQ+ and marginalised communities across Cornwall; however, we recognise that while visibility is important, it will take much more to make our Duchy a better place for LGBTQ+ & marginalised people to grow up, live and work in our beautiful Cornwall. We are launching Community Pride, as we bring together the communities in pride across 10 towns and the city of Cornwall. With our community, volunteers, partners, supporters, funders, to share our values #LoveWhoYouWantToLove  #BeWhoYouWantToBe 

Community Prides across Cornwall, many of them with a parade march at 12pm, all Prides 12pm to 6pm in the centre of the communities.

June 18th Truro History & Adult Education

June 25th Bude Pride Younger Persons Education

July 2nd Camborne Intersectionality ! Respect !

July 9th St Austell Wellbeing

July 16th Bodmin Sports and Outdoors

July 23rd Redruth Celtic

This is our own very special recognition and support of Pride's 50th anniversary of the very first Pride in London June 1972, marking 50 years of the Pride movement here in the UK. It’s coming to a town near you; here’s some extra “special” notes for the #CommunityPride: Your opportunity to join us at the towns to catch up with amazing charities and Cornwall Pride.

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