Welcome to Truro


18,766 as of the 2011 census

Cornish language name:



There are many schools in Truro but include: Truro School (Independent school for ages 10-19), Truro High School for Girls (Independent school for ages 4-18), Truro and Penwith College (post-16), Richard Lander School (secondary), Penair School (secondary), Archbishop Benson CofE Primary School and St Mary's CofE School (primary).

Train Station:

Truro Station (0.6 miles from the city centre)

Historical Facts:

  • It became a city in 1876 which saw it become England’s southernmost city.
  • A notable former resident was Richard Lander. He was the first explorer from Europe to reach the mouth of the River Niger in Africa.
  • In the 14th century, Truro prospered as a significant port thanks to the fishing and mining industries.
  • Truro Cathedral dominates the Truro skyline with its highest spire rising 76 metres.

What’s on the high street:

The place in Cornwall with the biggest selection of high street shops including national brands and independent retailers.

Our favourite places to eat:

The Thomas Daniell on Infirmary Hill and Mannings Bar & Restaurant on Lemon Street.

Top places to visit:

  • Truro Cathedral
  • Royal Cornwall Museum
  • Boscawen Park
  • Watch a show at the Hall For Cornwall.

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