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Truro is a small city set in the rolling hills and green vales of southern Cornwall. The town’s narrow streets are towered over by the gothic spires of Truro Cathedral. The wide pedestrianised areas are lined with white-wash Georgian townhouses showcasing a vast array of independent stores that sell everything from fine clothing to artisan oddities. With dozens of architectural marvels, endless tree-studded riverside footpaths, and an infectiously friendly local culture, Truro makes for a great small-city holiday.

Things to see

Start your Truro morning by paying a visit to the cathedral. Truro Cathedral, constructed in the late 19th century, boasts a remarkably detailed gothic-revival design, where the ornamented arches and circular windows lead up to the mighty bright white spires, the tallest of which reaches a dizzying 76 meters. After, fill your day with more architectural beauty by ambling along to Walsingham Place and Lemon Street, where the grand white-washed Georgian townhouses and gently curving redbrick terraces are said to be the finest example of Georgian architecture in the county. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Cornwall Museum to learn about Truro’s heritage, told through local archaeological and geological finds, as well as fine art work. As the amber evening sun begins to set across Cornwall’s verdant plains, head to Lemon Quay Piazza, and enjoy a drink at one of the live folk-music pubs or chic bars.

Hotels in Truro

Central Truro offers a small handful of pleasantly affordable 3-star hotels and guesthouses, where the comfy en-suite rooms boast beautiful views of the spiked Cathedral spires, and where adjoining flower-washed gardens offer a slice of Truro paradise. Treat yourself to one of the luxurious 4-star hotels, where infinitely attentive service, French-fusion in-house dining, and enormous elegantly designed rooms are in abundance. For a traditional stay slightly outside of the centre, where inexpensive rooms boast refined old-world decor mixed with modern amenities, stay in one of the centuries-old inns that speckle the surrounding countryside.

Where to stay

Stay in central Truro, just south of the cathedral, to be within easy access of the city’s museums, shops, and wide public green spaces. On weekends stroll up to Pydar Street, which hosts buzzing outdoor markets that sing with the bright reds, greens and yellows of fresh fruits and locally grown vegetables. Stay north of the cathedral, in the Moresk area, for a quieter stay with a small-town vibe, and enjoy tranquil walks beside the silvery River Allen. For a romantic setting, stay in the small hamlet of St Clement, which is encased by luxuriant woods and flower-rich meadows.

How to get to Truro

Truro’s tiny redbrick railway station is conveniently located on the Cornish mainline, meaning that from Truro you can catch direct and speedy trains to central London, Reading, Portsmouth and nearby Falmouth. If arriving by car, Truro is located 6 miles off the A30, which, if coming from the north, eventually connects onto the M5 motorway. If coming from the south, the A30 stretches all the way from Penzance to Truro. Once in Truro, inter-urban bus services and local trains will whizz you around the surrounding towns and cities, but Truro’s cobbled streets are best explored on foot.