Truro Cornwall Coast Guide Guide 

St Pirans flagTruro is the county town of Cornwall and is the centre of administration for the area. Truro lies at the head of an estuary known as the Carrick Roads, which is a major anchorage for many visiting vessels and has been for many years. The estuary is formed at the meeting place of three rivers; the Truro River, the Fal and the Tresillian River. It is these three rivers which give Truro its name.  Truro may be reached by road via the A390 from nearby St Austell and a spur off of the A30.

                                                          Truro riverside

For details of Truro Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Truro Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

Truro CathedralTruro's history stretches back to the 12th century when a castle was built to protect the town. The town became an important port in the 14th century trading with France and other English ports. Tin and copper were two of the main goods traded.  However the importance of Truro later declined as trade at nearby Falmouth grew.  Major expansion of the town took place in the 18th and 19th centuries due to mining and agricultural activity and the town became a fashionable place to live and visit.      

In 1876 the Diocese of Truro was established and in 1877 the first Bishop for Truro was appointed. He was later instrumental in establishing Truro's fine cathedral which was started in 1880 and finished in 1910. 

Today Truro is the capital city of Cornwall and the centre of administration, it also has many visitors drawn to its fine cathedral and historic areas. 


Places to visit in Truro

The Royal Cornwall Museum 

Truro Cathedral - for details visit: Truro Cathedral

Truro Tourist Information Centre - Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street, Truro. Phone: 01872 274555


Trelissick Gardens - National Trust Gardens - Feock, nr Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL Telephone: 01872 862090

Roseland Peninsular - reached by going south on the A39 to Playing Place and crossing the estuary via the King Harry Ferry. Visit St Just-in-Roseland and Portscatho.


Map of the Truro area

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