Truro - technically a city because of its cathedral - is an attractive town of about 20,000 people. It has good road, rail and bus links (with fast trains to London, the Midlands and Scotland), its own theatre and cinema, and is within easy reach of beaches, country walks, and beautiful countryside.
Cornwall is the UK's favourite holiday region, with its mild climate, wonderful coastline with lovely beaches, and lots to see and do. Highlights include the Eden Project, numerous beautiful gardens, and some world-class surfing. Truro, the county town of Cornwall, is one of the UK's smallest cathedral cities, with a good range of shops and restaurants as well as its Victorian cathedral and a fascinating museum, all within walking distance of our house. It makes the perfect base for exploring this unique corner of the UK.