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Truro - The Capital of Cornwall

Truro is the archetypal County Town, elegant and charming with an air of distinction. Its cobbled streets and tiny alleyways, known as "opes", contain some of the nations household names alongside many tiny specialist shops bursting with ideas for even the most demanding shopper.

The shopping centre is level and, for a City with such shopping choice, is remarkably compact. There are lots of places of interest to visit nearby. A popular visitor destination is the Royal Cornwall Museum. Parking in Truro is easy with several multi-storey car parks. A "Park&Ride" scheme operates throughout the Summer season. Thanks to the effort of the local community to keep Truro tidy, it has recently been awarded this prestigious award.

Truro (pronounced /ˈtruːrəʊ/; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is the is the only city in, and the administrative centre of the county. (Note that Bodmin is the county town.) It is the most southerly city in the United Kingdom, situated just under 232 miles (374 kilometres) west south-west of Charing Cross, London. It has a population of 20,920.

The city is well-known for its cathedral, begun in 1879 and finished in 1910. It is also the location of the Royal Cornwall Museum, Cornwall's Courts of Justice and Cornwall County Council's New County Hall, a Grade II listed building. Truro is also the site of a BT Group broadband call centre.

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