Truro - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from one of the shopping streets in Truro, Cornwall. The picture shows some of the shops on Paydar Street.
Truro - FURTHER INFORMATION
Truro - Truro visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Truro' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cornwall.
Truro in Cornwall is the most city in England, home to Truro Cathedral which gives it city status. It is a popular destination for locals, who come regularly to browse the larger selection of shops than in local villages. The Tourist Information Centre on Boscawen Street provides information about the local attractions, maps and booking for various hotels, cottages and B&B's in Cornwall.
Turo stands on the River Truro and in past times was an important port and harbour, growing rich on trade. During the 19th century the area prospered again due to mining and smelting. The fortunes of the town were badly affected by the decline of the mining industry.
It is thought that the earliest permanent settlement here dates from the 11th century (Norman times), and in the 12th century Truro Castle was built. Today, the castle and cathedral are two of the most important tourist attractions in Truro, along with the Royal Cornwall Museum. Most locals come for the large selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Truro makes an excellent base from which to explore central Cornwall, being almost equidistant to Newquay, Falmouth, Redruth and St. Austell. It has a large selection of hotels with holiday cottages and Bed and Breakfast places found in the surrounding villages. The city is quite compact and it never takes long to reach some stunning countryside.
The city has grown, merging with Newham, Trelander, Reddanick, Kenwyn and Moresk. A little to the south, at Malpas, the River Truro merges with the River Fal, which continues down to Falmouth. A passenger ferry service links the two in the summer months. Truro is the most southerly road crossing of the river, then next crossing being the King Harry's Ferry near Trelissick.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Truro Rail Station
Car: The A39 and A390 roads pass through Truro. It is 10 miles north of Falmouth, 10 miles east of Redruth, 10 miles south of Newquay and 14 miles west of St. Austell.