The only city in Cornwall, Truro, is our base for this Spring Break. Truro’s most striking feature is the Cathedral, with its green spire and gothic appearance. Built at the turn of the century it dominates the Truro skyline with its 250ft high towers. The city’s heritage is as a market town and port dating back over 800 years, booming during the tin mining era. Sat at the head of a navigable stretch of the River Fal, Truro was within easy reach of the sea but more protected than Falmouth downtstream. During our stay we shall travel via Marazion for some fine views of St Michaels Mount, and onto Penzance, a coastal town, steeped in history, with its long sweeping promenade, continuing on to pretty St Ives, a quaint town with a golden sandy beach and colourful cottages. We also visit Falmouth, which has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. Combining a fascinating maritime heritage, modern creativity and bustling cobbled streets, continuing on to Trebah Gardens, the magical essence of a sub-tropical Cornish garden, steeped in heritage, creativity and the spirit of innovation. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden, with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to it’s very own secluded beach on the Helford River
The Alverton Hotel, Truro, is a beautifully unique, Grade II listed hotel and has stood on its hillside setting since 1830 within the Cornish capital city of Truro. It offers unrivalled hospitality, luxurious rooms & is with walking distance to everything that Truro has to offer. All of the guestrooms are en suite and offer the usual refinements, including TV, telephone, hairdryer & refreshment facilities. Our stay is on a half board basis.