Truro is the UK’s most Southerly city and is a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture right in the heart of Cornwall.
Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the skyline. In its shadow, a warren of compact streets are home to an impressive array of independent traders. From boutiques to bookshops and designer interiors to delicatessens, this great little city offers a unique shopping experience. The café culture is also impressive, with coffee houses, artisan ice creameries and cocktail bars dotted across the centre.
There is a yearlong festival programme, weekly food markets and several art galleries, cultural events and historical attractions.
Popular places to visit include The Royal Cornwall Museum, which houses objects that reveal Cornwall’s history from prehistoric times through to its industrial triumphs with an Egyptian mummy thrown in for good measure. The museum runs events for families throughout the year and explorer packs are available for children at a small charge. Admission charges apply but children enter for free.
Truro 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.
Enjoy a night out on the town at the Plaza Cinema or catch a show at the Hall for Cornwall, a 1,000 seat theatre hosting a range of star acts.
If you are looking for some where to stay, Truro also boasts a range of hotels that also double up as a wedding venue. One of the most popular wedding venues in Truro being the award winning Alverton Manor. Steeped in history, it offers a truly stately experience and can cater for parties of up to 140 guests in the Great Hall.