Photo: Brian Snelson

Truro Cathedral is a must-visit for anyone stopping in Cornwall. The Gothic revival cathedral is an eclectic mix of early English and French styles. It is also the first new cathedral built in Britain for over 800 years! A modern cathedral completed at the turn of the 20th century, Truro is truly a special place to visit.

Standing majestically in the centre of town, Truro Cathedral is one of three cathedrals in the UK with three spires. The central spire reaches 250 ft, rising high above the rest of the town. The views from the cathedral spires are awe-inspiring, as the church stands tall above any other building in the surrounding area.

Once inside the cathedral, look up for the best views! The entire building has vaulted ceilings, with magnificent stained glass windows populating the cathedral. Each window tells a different story of the journey of Christ. As you explore, admire the vast array of paintings, tombs, and sculptures that make Truro such a fine architectural marvel.

Full of quirks; see if you can find the tiny indoor garden or the memorial stone for the seaman that discovered Tahiti! Listen to one of the finest organs in Britain as you admire the marvels that Truro holds.

If you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the café inside the cathedral for a truly magical experience. Kick back and admire the astounding architecture while you enjoy a biscuit and tea for a lunch you will never forget.


10 Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AX
Tel: 01872 276782
Times: Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday, 9.00am – 7.00pm