Probably the perfect base if you wish to be centrally placed in Cornwall, Truro is located in the heart of the county, and although a city with magnificent Victorian cathedral, it has the comfortable atmosphere of a country town, with cobbled streets, markets, and plenty of independent shops.
Truro’s striking cathedral is the eye-catching star of the show, but the Georgian architecture of the town, from its days as the political and cultural centre of the county, makes it a pleasant place to wander around. The Royal Cornwall Museum houses some intriguing artifacts, including an impressive mineral collection, a considerable art collection, and a portrait of a Cornish giant. Boat trips to the communities of Falmouth and St. Mawes are available from Truro, and the exotic gardens of Trelissick and Trewithen are less than twenty minutes’ drive away. With numerous great shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, pubs and accommodations, Truro will serve any visitor very well, especially given its excellent location.