Situated in the southwestern part of Cornwall along the Truro River, Truro is a bustling tourist town that has something for everyone. From the picturesque Georgian streets and scenic rivers to a magnificent Victorian cathedral, Truro is an ideal place to explore this beautiful part of Cornwall.
The town’s main attraction is Truro Cathedral which took 30 years to build and was completed in 1910. In fact, the foundation stones were laid by the then Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour through the cathedral.
Take a walk through the town and you will notice the charming 18th and 19th century townhouses. The Royal Cornwall Museum with its world-famous collection of minerals, archaeology and local history is a must see, as is the City Hall. The building is of 19th century Italinate design and has a fine clock which was anonymously donated after a fire destroyed the original clock tower in 1914.
Cafés and pubs are located throughout the city and there are numerous restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines. The Duck Pond is a perfect place to go for a stroll, while the Cornish Way cycle route extending from Truro to Land’s End is geared towards cycling enthusiasts. Local produce can be purchased at the Farmers Market.
There are many daytrips from Truro in which you can explore the countryside. Walking through the Probus Gardens or the Trelissick Garden, both filled with beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers is a relaxing way to spend a quiet day. Or if you prefer an activity that is a little more thrilling, try your hands at shark fishing in nearby Falmouth.
Truro has a rail station where there are direct hourly trains to and from London Paddington station; the town is also easily accessible by car via the A390 from the south coast, or the A39 which branches off the A30 from London.