In Brief

Classification: City
Twinned with: Morlaix in Brittany, France, and Boppard on the Rhine, Germany
Population: 21,000
Notable former residents: Drummer Roger Taylor and actors John Rhys-Davies and Robert Shaw
Films shot in town: ‘Keeping Mum’ (2005) and TV series ‘Rosamund Pilcher’ (from 1993)
Interesting factoid: A beautiful cathedral it may have but Truro also has a castle, however there are few remains left of the 12th century building


It’s the UK’s most southerly city and Cornwall’s only city. Truro is a beautiful place that acts as the perfect hub for those wanting to explore its streets and then head out to all those hotspots across the county’s most southerly and westerly reaches. The city’s most striking feature has to be its cathedral which can be seen all over town and is well worth exploring within, if not for the tranquil atmosphere then for the beautiful Victorian stained glass windows. But the rest of the city offers up some fab restaurants and hotels, not to mention the pubs and shops. It does have a rich market town heritage after all due to its placement at the head of a navigable stretch of the River Fal known as the Truro River. Check out the city’s markets like the Lemon Street Market to get the best out of the local offers. Other than that, however, we recommend just wandering the streets and enjoying the atmosphere surrounding the only city for miles and miles around.