Our Neighbourhood

Come & be a local - Hotel VARA is in a leafy quarter of Truro, the UK’s most southerly city, which often makes the list of best places to live. We think that it makes it a great place to visit too. 

It has historic Gothic & Georgian architecture, a criss-cross of cobbled roads, & small tucked away mews, parks & a riverside. Local independent shops, galleries & market traders rub shoulders with national retailers in an eclectic mix. There’s an independent cinema, the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Hall for Cornwall, & rising above it all, is the iconic architecture of the cathedral's three spires.

Here's where we share local insider advice, about the Truro neighbourhood & community.

Neighbourhood Guide to Truro
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An Affordable boutique townhouse hotel in Truro is in the making

The hotel has been under new ownership since June 2021, when we started to re-shape the hotel into an affordable boutique townhouse hotel for Truro, with the aim of doing simple things well, & all delivered by a friendly small team. 

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6 reasons to consider a city break in Cornwall

Considering a short break in Cornwall? Many people head for the coast, but there are benefits to a city break in Cornwall’s capital, Truro.

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Cornwall coastline

Travel north, south, east or west from Truro for great days out

Whether you're seeking out the surf, interested in history, or simply want to enjoy Cornwall's beautiful scenery, we've put together some ideas within an hour of Hotel VARA in Truro.

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Explore Cornwall on 2 wheels

Looking for somewhere to stay you can bring your bike? We are a cycling-friendly hotel with secure storage, & plenty of free parking.

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Tips for a Scandi Inspired Christmas Interior.

With December almost here, we are getting ready to do a little festive styling. We love Scandinavian Christmas decor for its simplicity & cosiness - the less is more approach. So read on as we share with you a few tips for creating a simple Scandi inspired Christmas interior.

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Places To Eat In Truro - A Local's Guide

Our neighbourhood guide to places to eat in Truro within easy walking distance of Hotel VARA. Looking for somewhere to grab a bite during the day, or heading out in the evening? Truro is dotted with hidden cafes, cosy pubs & bistros - all in the centre of town.  

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Tips for a Productive Team Business Away Day

Is your team in need of an injection of energy? Whilst your first thought for a brainstorming or strategy meeting might be the office, it is rarely conducive to creativity & innovation. Perhaps an away day might be the solution.

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Pens & Paper for Creative Brainstorming at Hotel VARA Truro

Brainstorming the non-digital way - still a great way to generate creative ideas & solutions?

Running a creative business brainstorm in-person can be an enjoyable & rewarding exercise, as well as being a break from the usual routine. While digital tools have become increasingly popular, there's something irreplaceable about just getting back to basics with whiteboards, flip charts, & books to spark innovation. 

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