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There’s much to see and do in Truro depending on how active you want to be of course!
The Cathedral is a must
As you arrive in Truro is the magnificent spires of the city cathedral are a landmark you simply cannot miss. The building of the structure began in 1880 on the same site of an existing church, part of the original church was incorporated into the cathedral, and the walls of it can still be seen today.
Designed by architect, John Loughborough Pearson Its highest Spire rises 249 ft. (76 m) above the city. It took 30 years to build the Cathedral
Edward White Benson was the first bishop of Truro following the Diocese, and it was him who inspired the build. When looking at the building, its Gothic style would lead you to believe that it is medieval but, it was actually completed during the late Victorian era using what was at the time, very modern construction methods.
Plus if you love Georgian Architure you are well catered for in the city, with terraces and townhouses along Walsingham Place and Lemon Street often said to be “the finest examples of Georgian architecture west of the city of bath which obviously has its own reputation.
If |You Love Shopping then Come to Truro
The main attraction for many visitors is the wide variety of shops. Truro is a true Market town. The indoor Pannier Market is open year-round with many stalls. The city has a rich culture of eateries including cafés and bistros, and for night life, with many bars, clubs and restaurants – so you certainly won’t go hungry.
The Royal Cornwall Museum is the oldest and premier museum in Cornwall for exhibitions detailing Cornish history and culture with a wide range of collections such, art and geology. It’s a fascinating insight into a culture that is unique to the area especially with its history of tin mining going back many centuries.
A Long & Colourful;History
There is evidence of settlements in Truro which date to the Bronze Age, but it was the tin and copper trade that brought growth and prosperity to what was then a town.It was during the 14th century that the port was established, metals from the surrounding mining towns were transported from Truro to many destinations.
Truro became the central hub in Cornwall and beyond for trading in tin but also slate, copper, cloth and grain, and as such its size and prosperity grew
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