Truro is Cornwall’s only city and the most southerly city in the United Kingdom. The town is situated in central Cornwall on the Truro River, which leads three miles south to join the River Fal and Carrick Roads to Falmouth on the South Coast of Cornwall. Truro’s skyline is punctuated by the Gothic towers of Truro Cathedral, which was built between 1880 and 1910 and designed by architect John Loughborough Pearson. It’s also Cornwall’s media hub and the home of BBC Radio Cornwall and Cornwall Live and there are plenty of things to do in Truro.
The Hall for Cornwall is a unique theatre in the heart of Truro, with a rich programme of theatre, music, dance and comedy. The theatre is Cornwall’s largest performance venue, attracting audiences of up to 200,000 a year and is currently undergoing a major renovation. The Royal Cornwall Museum is also in the centre of Truro and explores Cornish heritage and culture with a focus on the county’s mining history and landscape. Lemon Quay is the centre of most events and festivities in the town and the home of Truro’s farmers market and Christmas market.
Truro is Cornwall’s shopping hotspot with a host of major international brands as well as selection of small independent boutiques. The shopping hub centres around Lemon Quay, Boscawen Street and King Street and the shopping area is concentrated within easy walking distance. Parking is made easy with Truro’s two Park and Ride sites on the west and east side of the town; Langarth Park and Tregurra Park.
Truro is full of trendy coffee shops and cafes as well as burger joints and fine dining restaurants.