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Truro is the County Town of Cornwall and Truro derives its name from the Cornish Tri-veru, meaning three rivers, and developed as a tin port between the Truro River and the rivers Kenwyn and Allen. Its cobbled streets and tiny alleyways, known as "opes" lead to the magnificent Victorian Cathedral that dominates the city. Truro is an historic Market Town and is also a centre for the farming community.

Useful websites: -

Council Website
Tourist Website
Truro Cathedral

The coat of arms consists of an old three-masted ship under sail above two fish. The supporters are a miner holding a pick and a fisherman with a coil of rope.

Twinned with: -

Boppard - Germany
Morlaix - France

The City of Truro (Number 3440) is a steam locomotive built in 1903 and was one of the first steam trains to travel over of 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h).

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  • Pros:Truro Cathedral
  • In a nutshell:Motto 'EXALTUM CORNU IN DEO' - The horn is exalted in God
  • Last visit to Truro: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Nice tips on beautiful Truro. That map from 1950 was interesting, especially compared to the highways near the city now!


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