This wintertime Truro has a new and popular attraction, an ice skating rink tucked into a peaceful spot behind its majestic cathedral.
Visitors who fancy becoming the next Robin Cousins – the Olympic gold medallist skater whose company installed the attraction – or world famous Torvill and Dean duo, can practise their moves, or simply soak up the wonderfully festive atmosphere and try to stay upright!
Truro’s cathedral is a fascinating attraction possessing the largest stained glass window series in the world and being unique as a ‘Tudor church within a Victorian cathedral’ – as the aisle of the original parish church of St Mary’s was retained in the structure.
It may also give the impression you’ve had one or two too many festive drinks if you should stand inside at either end and look down its length, as it is ‘out of true’. The reason for this, apparently, is that it was built this way to avoid the cost of purchasing an extra plot of land to its south.
The cathedral is free to visit and has a shop selling Cornish items and a coffee shop/restaurant with views directly over the ice rink, a good place to retire to after your exertions!
Open daily until January 6th, except for Christmas Day, ice skating sessions cost £7 for adults and £5 for children aged 4 to 16 years, and it is recommended to book beforehand particularly at peak times.
CLC Trenython Manor is a journey time of approximately 40 minutes from Truro so you may well want to add ice skating to your list of things to do while visiting us over the festive period.
Picture Credit: B Tal