Simply the most stunning building in Cornwall (well we think so!). Gorgeous to look at; all spires and gothic romance. A building that is heavenly, pointing heavenwards. And yet a solid building, built of fine Cornish granite hewn from nearby quarries
A living testament to the many Cornish people that helped make this wonderful vision possible. The stunningly impressive West Front greets visitors and invites them into a different world. A world of Cornish Saints, choral music, stained glass, prayer, worship and organ music.
Into a space that can often be heard reverberating with singing, chatter, laughter or at times, even silence. A visit to Cornwall’s Cathedral, in the heart of Truro, will reward you with a warm Cornish welcome, an inspiring space and time for yourself.
• The stunning Victorian gothic architecture
• The fabulous stained glass including the three Rose windows, the Wesley window and the Cornish Saints window and the curious story of the blue glass. Be amazed by the biggest stained glass project ever conceived and made.
• The Cornish Saints painting ‘Cornubia, Land of the Saints’ by John Miller
• The strange anomaly of the Church within a Church
• The fantastic panel sculpture behind the High altar of Christ both Crucified and seated in Majesty.
• Can you spot the ‘bend’ in the Cathedral?
• The incredibly detailed terracotta frieze ‘Way of the Cross’
• The series of four Calvary paintings by Scottish artist Craigie Aitchison
• Guidebook, The Riddle of the Three Spires trail and children’s trails all available.
Some Good times for a visit
• Free Entry (7.30am – 6pm most days)
• Free Guided Tours from March to October
(11am Monday-Thursday, 11.45am Fridays and Bank Holidays)
• Free lunchtime Concerts (on Fridays from March to October at 1.10pm.)
• The Cathedral Restaurant provides an appetizing lunch menu including vegetarian options. Delicious Cornish Cathedral Cream Teas are a real treat. (10-3.30pm Mon –Fri, closes at 4pm, 10-1.30pm Sat, closes at 2pm)
• The Cathedral Shop offers the chance to pick up recordings of our famous Choir and Willis Organ. There are also a number of Cornish made products including jewellery, pottery, Cornish tartan, Cornish fudge and chocolate. (10-5pm in the summer, 10- 4.30pm Mon-Sat in the winter,)
For more information about the Cathedral please visit our website www.trurocathedral.org.uk or ring the Cathedral Office on 01872 276782