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Truro Local Area

A guide to Truro and the surrounding area

Rich in history and architectural heritage, Truro has the distinction of being the only city in Cornwall.  Dominated by the splendid three spired cathedral which stands at its heart, this ancient port is situated in a valley at the head of the beautiful river bearing its name and now forms the retailing, administrative and cultural centre of the county.

Predominately occupied by Georgian, Regency and Victorian structures, the attractive city centre retains a traditional ambience with numerous cobbled streets and pedestrian alleyways lined with an eclectic mix of national and independent retailers.  A stroll around the centre will find numerous restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs, together with a cinema and the renowned Hall for Cornwall where there is an ever changing programme of music and theatre.

Truro is positioned almost equidistant between the north and south coasts of Cornwall affording easy access to the magnificent sandy surfing beaches and rugged headlands of the north coast, together with the picturesque and altogether softer south coast with the wonderful day sailing waters of the Carrick Roads and picturesque sandy coves.

Public transport links are excellent with the A30 expressway, which joins the motorway network at Exeter only a few miles to the north.  The centrally located train station, links directly with London Paddington, whilst a number of scheduled domestic and international flights depart from Newquay Airport.