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Living And Working In Truro

Truro is a small city in Cornwall which is on the south coast of England. An interesting fact is that Truro is the only actual city in Cornwall and received its city status back in 1877.
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Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
April 9, 2024

Truro is a small city in Cornwall which is on the south coast of England. An interesting fact is that Truro is the only actual city in Cornwall and received its city status back in 1877. It is the fifth largest community in the region and the most southern city in mainland Great Britain, despite not being over populated. It is situated approximately 270 miles from London and the nearest airport is Cornwall Airport in Newquay, a busy commercial airport which is twelve miles away from Truro. Rail networks offer a number of services to other towns and cities and a direct train will get you into London in around four and a half hours.

Truro has three rivers running through the city which many believe may have originally contributed to the name of the city. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it can become rainy and has been officially recognised as being one of the rainiest and wettest cities in the UK! However, when it is warm it is the perfect tourist destination which is why visitors flock to this city and it is an ever increasing holiday haven. Many beautiful beaches are nearby with a number remaining relatively unspoilt with crystal clear waters.

Once heavily reliant on tin mining and the trading of goods because of its close proximity to the sea, Truro has become a thriving commercial sector and boasts a fantastic selection of modern retailers, regular markets, cafes and restaurants which of course include traditional Cornish pasty shops and tea rooms serving a quaint Cornish afternoon tea. The city is also the civic and health hub for Cornwall which provides many public sector, retail and professional opportunities. Other key sectors include education, healthcare, creative industries, agriculture and marine and of course tourism and its associated hospitality sectors.

Several exciting ventures have been planned such as the creation of  Truro transforming into a vibrant and sustainable ‘connected river city’ which will enhance the city culturally, socially and economically and boost business, transport and green spaces. Along with three other places in Cornwall, Truro secured a multi million pound investment as part of the Government’s Towns Funds Deal back in 2021 with the aim being to drive economic regeneration and level up the region's economy.

Truro is a cathedral city, famous for its ancient cobbled streets and Gothic and Georgian architecture. The cathedral which opened in 1910 has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows ever produced in the country and is one of only three cathedrals in the UK to have just three spires.

People are increasingly drawn to Truro for its picturesque landscapes, historical charm and quality of life. In addition to a strong sense of community, the city offers a relaxed way of life where time seems to slow down. With coastal paths and miles upon miles of scenic countryside with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep, you really could make your dream come true here in Truro.

The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on April 17th between 10am - 2pm. The venue is the Royal Cornwall Museum, TR1 2SJ. This Accredited museum, founded in 1818, is the UK’s Greatest Museum for Cornish Art and Culture and is a treasure trove of history. The museum showcases the area's heritage through its extensive collections of artefacts, art and archaeological finds.

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