Visiting Truro

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Truro is the most southerly city in mainland Britain and like Cornwall, Truro is unlike any other place. Once an important trading post back in the 12th Century it is still the place where Cornwall comes to shop. 

It's not all about the retail; we have award winning parks and gardens.   Our Royal Cornwall museum tells the history of Cornwall, as well as being home to the 25th Dynasty mummy, Iset Tayef Nakht.

The charity Shelterbox now call Truro home and you can get interactive with the work they do, choose the right aid and equipment to send shelter to families when they need it most. We couldn't forget  Truro Cathedral which is nestled in the heart of the city, daily services are held as well as special events including concerts and art exhibitions. 

From Easter to October, Enterprise boats run a regular passenger service to Falmouth stopping en route at National Trust Trelissick, enjoy the scenery of the Truro River which gently flows into the Fal river.

Our popular Truro walking tour runs from May to September and tells the story of Truro; how the town attracted wealthy families who built the fine Georgian houses which can still be seen on Lemon Street. 

Throughout the year Truro has a variety of events, 2019 sees the return of the Cornwall International Male choral festival.  Over 60 male voice choirs will perform across Cornwall from all around the globe. Check out our whats on pages to find out more about this event and others in and around our great little city. 

Whatever your reason for visiting Truro: pleasure, business or just a shopping trip, take a few moments to soak up the atmosphere: meander through the mews and cobbled streets and take in all it has to offer.