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The exciting cathedral city of Truro is a city for all year and for all tastes. From the flowing rivers to the pleasant Georgian streets, the 18th and 19th century town houses and the fantastic Victorian Cathedral that dominates the city there is something for the masses. 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.

Presently the city is the axis for tourism, business and administration for the county of Cornwall and its unique past makes it very special.

Coinage Hall
Tin was produced in the nearby areas from the early 13th century and Truro was a stannary town from 1305. The present Victorian hall is on the site of the 14th century Coinage Hall. It was here that the smelted tin was assayed and pressed before being sold and sent away. The Coinage Hall now pals home to Pizza Express, Charlotte's Tea Rooms and the Antique Centre.

Truro Cathedral
Construction started in 1880 after the placing of the corner stones by the Prince Edward, who later became Edward VII, and it was opened in the early 19th centuary. The walls are of Cornish granite and the effigies carved in Bath stone. All the money to erect the cathedral was raised by public subscription in Cornwall. Truro Cathedral presents a warm welcome to tourists. There are guided tours each day throughout the year, as well as reserved tours for groups. It has a well-stocked shop for gifts and souvenirs and a very in demand restaurant located in the Chapter House.
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