Truro - Capital City of Cornwall

Truro is the only city in Cornwall, granted in eighteen seventy seven by Queen Victoria. Work on the cathedral was completed in nineteen ten and has one of the tallest spires in England. The city has a fascinating background stretching back nearly a thousand years. The name Truro (castle on the water) was named after a Norman castle which does not now exist. Truro later (around the early thirteen hundreds) became an important tin mining area and port.

The majority of the older buildings are Georgan and Victorian and have been very carefully preserved over the years. Lemon street is one of the most famous in Truro because of it's attractively preserved Georgian houses. The Royal Cornwall museum located in River street has fascinating exhibits, and a geological collection telling the facts of Cornwall's history.

Truro Shops:

There is a range of shops including various chain stores and also the Pannier market (indoor) with lots of small businesses and stalls. There are also other markets and speciality shops.

Boat trips:

There are pleasure cruises available from Truro along the river Fal to St Mawes and Falmouth with stunning scenery along the way. To the South is the popular Trelissick garden next to the King Harry ferry. The garden can be accessed by ferry or road from Truro.


There is usually free entertainment in the gardens and parks and many buskers in the streets. The Hall for Cornwall is a very popular venue for Classical music, performing arts and bands travelling to Cornwall.









picture of Truro