Truro Tourist Information and Tourism

(Truro, Cornwall, England, UK)




Photo of central shopping piazzaFamous for its historic Cornish tin mining, Truro is a cathedral city with a certain elegance and charm. A lively spot with some fine examples of Georgian architecture at its best, Truro lies inland and is the UK's most southerly city, being sited next to the meeting point of both the Allen River and the Kenwyn River.

Tourism has become an increasingly important industry in Truro and the city is always keen to promote its image, building a new football stadium, golf courses and generally improving its leisure facilities where possible. The Truro Tourist Information Centre can be found at the Municipal Buildings, along Boscawen Street.


Picture of the cathedral entranceTruro's premier tourist attractions include regular guided tours - led by experienced local guides imparting a host of local information about Truro's interesting past; Hall for Cornwall - an impressive theatre complex, where many concerts and shows are held all through the year; Cornish Cyder Farm - a noteworthy brewery with guided tours, where its fine cider and scrumpy can be both tasted and purchased onsite; and also the nearby Prideaux Place in Padstow - a grand Elizabethan mansion with guide tours, period furnishings and beautifully landscaped gardens. More information about Truro Tourist Attractions.

Amongst the main landmarks in the area, the magnificent Truro Cathedral dominates the town centre and is a late 19th-century cathedral with extreme historical significance, being the only English cathedral built after St. Paul's in central London. More information about Truro Landmarks

Image showing shoppers in the centreA surprisingly good selection of museums and art galleries are present in Truro, including the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library - an exceptional museum with an important collection of historic treasures and information about Cornwall's history; Cornish Mines and Engines - a National trust attraction celebrating Cornwall's mining industry, with huge beam engines and Industrial Heritage Discovery Centre; Gerrans Parish Heritage Centre - on Truro's southern outskirts, celebrating the rich heritage of Gerrans village; and the Guild of Ten - a noteworthy art and crafts shop with many modern sculptures and contemporary works for sale. More information about Truro Museums and Truro Art Galleries.

View of St. Mary's Street and the cathedral spireTourist attractions within driving distance of Truro include many nearby towns and villages, such as the coastal resort of Falmouth - to the south of Truro and featuring a stunning sandy beachfront and working docklands; St. Austell - home to a number of truly world-class attractions, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the breathtaking Eden Project; Newquay - famous for being the country's surfing capital and boasting many huge summer events; and the Roseland Peninsula - home to a series of coastal villages and walking trails. More information about Truro Attractions Nearby.

More Truro Information / Fast Facts and Orientation


  • Country: England
  • Location: South-East Cornwall
  • Status: city
  • Population: approximately 20,000
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • Time zone: GMT / UTC and BST (British Summer Time), 5 hours from Eastern Standard Time
  • Country dialing code: +44
  • Telephone area code: 01872
  • Average daily Truro January temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Average daily Truro July temperature: 20°C / 68°F







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