Truro initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port, and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well-known for its cathedral (which was completed in 1910), cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture. It is the county town of Cornwall and the centre of activities in the region.
The cathedral took 30 years to build and lies at the heart of Truro. The amazing architecture will take your breath away, and you can’t help but whisper within the walls of this beautiful building, whose sky-reaching spires will ensure that you don’t lose your city bearings. Other attractions include the Royal Cornwall Museum, located in a dominating building on River Street. The Coinage Hall on the main street, now houses tea rooms, a pizza restaurant, antique centre and jewellers and the building itself is definitely worth a wander around.
Other attractions include Walsingham Place, a Georgian terrace situated just off Victoria Square and Lemon Street with elegant terraces that are said to be the finest example of Georgian architecture west of the city of Bath. In the centre of the city lies Victoria Gardens, filled with exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. During the summer, concerts are held at the bandstand on Sunday afternoons and there is a lovely riverside route back to the town centre.