The bustling Cathedral City of Truro in Cornwall is approximately 9 miles from the south coast, within easy reach of many of the beautiful beaches on the Cornish Riviera. It is known for its shopping and the famous Cathedral spire which dominates the skyline. The city is also home to the Royal Cornwall Museum and the award winning Victoria Gardens.
Situated in Tregolls Road, these retirement homes are conveniently close to the centre of Truro where there is a wide variety of shops including Tesco’s, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer’s. Much of the city centre is pedestrianised and there is a large indoor market on Lemon Quay where Farmers’ Markets take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Lemon Street Market offers an array of independent shops and restaurants. It is a lively city, with plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the year, including the annual city carnival in September and the City of Lights Parade at Christmas.
Truro provides good transport links to and from the surrounding suburbs and towns such as Kenwyn; St Clement; Coombe; St Erme and St Allen. Truro is on the National Express routes across Cornwall to Camborne and Redruth; Penryn, Falmouth and beyond.
Lemon Quay hosts Truro Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday where you can discover the best produce our county has to offer. Soak up the smells of freshly baked bread and smoked fish, try a range of artisan preserves and mouth watering homemade cakes.
Take a relaxing trip on the Enterprise Boat to see Truro from the water. The Enterprise fleet sails regularly between Truro and the ports of Falmouth or St Mawes harbour along the stunning River Fal.
Explore the city on foot – whether you are an avid hiker or prefer a more leisurely stroll, Truro has the perfect combination of scenery and accessible attractions. From walks along the Fal, to the winding city streets, there’s something for everyone.
The Royal Cornwall Museum holds an internationally renowned mineral collection rooted in Cornwall’s mining and engineering heritage. The county’s artistic pedigree is reflected in the museum’s exceptional art collection.