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Truro was once the distribution centre for Cornwall's tin mines and its prosperity dates from this time. Lemon St has some fine Georgian architecture, and the cathedral is worth a visit if you're passing through, even though it only dates back to the late 19th century. Built in neo-Gothic style, it was the first new cathedral to be built in Britain since St Paul's in London.


The Tourist Information Centre is in the municipal buildings on Boscawen St, near the covered market. The Royal Cornwall Museum in River St has exhibits on Cornish history, archaeology and mineral-ogy. It's open every day except Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.


Truro is 246 miles from London, 26 from St Ives and 18 from Newquay.


National Express has buses to numerous destinations, sometimes requiring a change at Plymouth. There are four direct daily services to London (6 hours), St Ives (one hour) and Penzance (1 hours). First Western National covers many local bus routes. Truro is on the main rail line between London Paddington (4 hours) and Penzance (45 minutes). There's a branch line from here to Falmouth (20 minutes) and to St Ives ( change trains at St Erth).


King Harry Ferry across the River Fal at Feock. Open all year (except Christmas Day). King Harry Steam Ferry Company Ltd, Feock, Near Truro.


Video of Truro


Video courtesy of Paul Dinning for Wildlife in Cornwall


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