Truro is a
cathedral city in Cornwall with a small population of just over
20,000 people. Truro is the most southern city in England and is
historically important as a trade route and port.
These days, Truro is regarded as the main centre for administration
in Cornwall as well as being a popular resort for leisure and
retail. The most famous landmark in the city is the stunning Truro
The cathedral is relatively modern and was built in the 19th century
in a Gothic Revival style. The cathedral has three separate spires
which is rare amongst cathedrals in this country.
The cathedral is also the location for several other popular
landmarks and buildings in Truro including the Hall for Cornwall,
Cornwall's Courts of Justice, the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Old
County Hall which is now classes as Grade II listed.
The other key feature of Truro is the large variety of shops
available. In addition to a large selection of chain stores there
are several markets and smaller, independent shops available.
The Pannier Market is a year-round indoor market that is popular
with smaller retailers and businesses. The city's nightlife is
becoming increasingly popular with several clubs, pubs and bars
opening in recent years. During the day, Truro has a plethora of
cafes, bistros and restaurants to tempt you with.
For culture lovers, the Royal Cornwall Museum displays renowned
exhibitions about Cornish life, history and culture and has several
collections of artwork.
There are many open spaces and park areas in Truro that make it a
popular city break destination. The Daubuz Moors, Victoria Gardens
and Boscawen Park are three popular examples. This theme continues
with the Britain in Bloom competition that shows of the floral
displays of the city every year.
Truro is very close to the A30 road which connects it to Penryn and
Falmouth. The nearest motorway is the M5 (with Plymouth and Exeter
The nearest airport is at Newquay (approximately 10 miles away) and
serves most of Cornwall. The airport is rapidly growing and proves
popular for passengers flying to London. The airport also operates
flights the the Isles of Scilly and some European destinations.
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