Truro - map
Truro - map
For a short Audio Guide about Truro click below
Cornwall’s one and only city, Truro once thrived as a river port and the prosperity of the late 18th and early 19th century can be seen today in the elegant town houses that line the city’s streets. Centre stage is Truro’s impressive gothic revival cathedral that towers over the town. In its shadow a warren of back streets are home to dozens of independent traders selling all you need from funky fashions and cool surf wear to locally made bread and Cornish cheeses.
With a year long festival programme, weekly food markets and several art galleries, Truro is a cultural gem. Don't miss The Royal Cornwall Museum housing objects that reveal Cornwall’s history from prehistoric times through to its industrial triumphs with an Egyptian mummy thrown in for good measure and Truro's gothic revival cathedral spectacularly illustrates the city’s prosperity in the 19th century. Copying the great cathedral builders of the medieval age, its huge spires soar over the city skyline, and inside there are some of the finest examples of Victorian stained glass in the UK