1. Easy access to transportation networks
Want to pop up to London for the weekend? Truro Station has regular Great Western Railway services to London Paddington, in addition to services on the Cornish Main Line between Plymouth and Penzance. If you prefer to travel under your own steam, the A390 connects Truro to the A30, providing easy access to the main road between Penzance to the west and Bodmin to the north east.
2. Noteworthy cultural and historical attractions
Home to the magnificent neo-Gothic Victorian cathedral that attracts more than a million visitors each year, Truro has a fascinating history that dates all the way back to the Iron Age. The Royal Cornwall Museum hosts a permanent collection of Egyptian, Greek, continental Roman, and Byzantine artefacts, as well as contemporary and historical insights into local culture. For theatre lovers, the Hall for Cornwall (set to reopen in 2020 after a £20 million rebuild) offers a wide range of West End musicals, opera, ballet, and musical entertainment. The city’s annual events calendar includes several impressive festivals, most notably the City of Lights – a winter extravaganza featuring hundreds of lanterns made by members of the local community.
3. Beautiful surrounding countryside
Just a short distance from the city centre, you can explore acres of gorgeous Cornish countryside. Idless Woods – a scenic area of mixed woodland – is perfect for dog owners and cyclists, while Enys Gardens – a private 30-acre garden that opens to visitors between April and September – is one of the best places in Cornwall to enjoy the bluebells in spring.
4. Walkable city centre
The word ‘city’ can be daunting, but Truro is actually very small and easy to navigate. With a population of just 20,000, the city is compact and it’s very easy to get wherever you need to go on foot. Truro’s narrow winding streets are lined with beautiful Georgian townhouses and terraced Victorian villas, and its central hub – Lemon Quay – has a paved plaza that hosts a weekly farmers’ market and is bordered by a good selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants.
5. Unique cafes and restaurants
Speaking of cafes and restaurants, Truro has a great selection of independent eating and drinking establishments that offer fresh local produce. For fresh local seafood, Hooked! Restaurant & Bar offers a memorable evening out, while Mannings is a great choice for diners looking for an elegant venue with a varied menu. Want to give your out-of-town visitors an authentic afternoon tea experience? Head to Charlotte’s Tea House – a traditional Victorian tea room on the first floor of Coinage Hall.
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