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).
Truro Station (0.6 miles from the city centre)
- 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.