Theme Week Cornwall – Truro

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Lower Lemon Street © Simon Lewis - www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5

Lower Lemon Street © Simon Lewis – www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5

Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, UK. The city is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall, with a population of 19,000 and its surrounding urban area to 23,000 as based on the results of the population of Cornwall in 2010. It is the only city in the county, and the most southern city in Mainland Great Britain. People from Truro are known as Truronians. Truro’s popularity within Cornwall as the number one destination for retail and leisure, and its role as the administrative centre of the county, is unusual compared to other cities in the country given that it is the fourth most populous settlement in Cornwall. The city is surrounded by a number of protected natural areas such as the historic parklands at Pencalenick, and larger areas of ornamental landscape, such as Trelissick Garden and Tregothnan further down the Truro River. An area south-east of the city, around and including Calenick Creek, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other protected areas include an Area of Great Landscape Value comprising agricultural land and wooded valleys to the north east, and Daubuz Moors, a Local Nature Reserve located alongside the River Allen close to the city centre.

Truro initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well known for its cathedral (completed in 1910), cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture. Places of interest include the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Hall for Cornwall, Cornwall’s Courts of Justice and Cornwall Council.

Truro from the River Kenwyn © geograph.org.uk - Mike Smith/cc-by-sa-2.0 Lemon Quay - Simon Lewis - www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5 © flickr.com - Steve Parker/cc-by-2.0 Truro Cathedral - St Mary's Street © Simon Lewis - www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5 The Old Granary © geograph.org.uk - Derek Harper/cc-by-sa-2.0 Lower Lemon Street © Simon Lewis - www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5
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Truro Cathedral - St Mary's Street © Simon Lewis - www.westcountryviews.co.uk/cc-by-2.5
The start of the 20th century saw the decline of the mining industry, however the city remained prosperous as its previous role as a market town shifted to being the administrative and commercial centre of Cornwall, and saw substantial development. Today, Truro continues its role as the retail centre of Cornwall but, like many other cities, faces concerns over the disappearance of many of its renowned speciality shops for national chain stores, the eroding of its identity, and also over how to accommodate future expected growth in the 21st century.

The main attraction for local residents in the region is the wide variety of shops. Truro has a selection of chain stores, speciality shops and markets, which reflect its historic tradition as a market town. The indoor Pannier Market is open year-round with many stalls and small businesses. The city is also popular for its eateries, including cafés and bistros. Additionally, it has emerged as a popular destination for nightlife with many bars, clubs and restaurants opening. Truro is also known for the Hall for Cornwall, a performing arts and entertainment venue. The piazza at Lemon Quay is the centre of most festivities in Truro, which attracts visitors year-round with numerous different events.

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