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9th March 2015
Photos of Truro Cornwall
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About TruroWith it’s cathedral dominating the skyline Truro makes for one of the best inland destinations in Cornwall. Being the only city in Cornwall, Truro has become the administrative, cultural and financial centre of the county.
Like a lot of Cornwall, Truro has undergone redevelopment in recent years with “The Hall For Cornwall”, a new flagship “Marks And Spencer” (and surrounding Lemon Quay), Treliske retail park, with PC World etc. and another park recently opened at Threemilestone which includes stores such as Comet, Matalan and JJB sports.
The city has lots of car parking, numerous places to eat, a wealth of pubs and at least one fairly large nightclub (L2). Truro also has the largest selection of high street stores in Cornwall all located in a compact and level shopping centre.
Getting to Truro is easy with good road access as well as a train station on the main line between Penzance and Paddington.
History Of TruroTruro dates back to the 13th century when Henry the II built a castle on the site of the current Courts Of Justice, it continued to grow especially during the peak of mining in the county when ore was taken to the then town to be taxed, sold and finally shipped elsewhere.
Truro became a city in 1877 when Queen Victoria gave it city status, shortly after this construction of the cathedral began and was completed some 30 years later.
Things To See And Do In TruroTruro is host to the largest museum in Cornwall “The Royal Cornwall Museum” which has a whole host of different collections .
The Hall For Cornwall provides regular entertainment such as concerts, comedy pantomime, theatre etc…
Malpas which is on the outskirts of Truro’s centre offers great views of the river and city with a park and a number of different walks.
The Cathedral is an impressive building both from the outside and within.
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