Truro Flights:

Flights to Truro

image of TruroThe attractive city of Truro is Britain’s most southerly located city and it’s in the county of Cornwall. Though Truro has city status it’s a small and pretty little city with narrow streets and a friendly feel, making this a popular tourist destination.

The airport for flights to Truro is about 19 kilometres north of the city, the Newquay Cornwall Airport (airport code: NQY). Though a small airport, many major airlines do have services. One-stop flights to Truro are available with either Virgin Atlantic or British Airways, both with connections in London. Other alternatives are Kenya Airways, stopping in Nairobi and then in London, or Ethiopian Airlines for stops in Addis Ababa and London. Flights to Truro range between 20 and 30 hours long.

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The Tourist Attractions of Truro:

Truro Cathedral
Though only small, Truro has city status because it has a cathedral. Truro Cathedral is the main sight in the city and it’s officially called The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Construction began in 1880 and the cathedral was completed in 1910, using the Gothic Revival style of architecture and hence the cathedral feels older than it really is. Truro Cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the country to have three spires.

Georgian Architecture
If you’re interested in historical architecture then the streets of Truro have plenty of Georgian buildings which can be both grand and attractive, so it’s definitely worth spending time just wandering around the city.

Shopping in Truro
While you’re wandering the streets of Truro you’ll find a good selection of stores for window shopping or to buy souvenirs and gifts to take back home. Truro has a variety of shops that include the well known names as well as many independent stores where you can pick up all sorts of items.

There are markets in Truro too, reflecting the fact that Truro is a market town. You don’t have to worry about inclement weather if you visit Pannier Market, as this is an indoor market that’s open year round.

Royal Cornwall Museum
The main museum in Truro is the Royal Cornwall Museum. This museum is in fact the oldest museum in Cornwall and ‘the’ place to visit if you’re interested in Cornish culture. The varied exhibits cover all aspects of Cornish culture and include social history, archaeology, geology, art and biology. Entrance into the main museum is free though there is sometimes an entrance fee to visit special exhibitions that take place here.

Culture in Truro
While visiting Truro you could check out what’s on at the Hall for Cornwall. This is a major venue for all sorts of shows, musicals and plays and there are often West End musicals on here, or live bands playing.

When Should You Visit?:

As with many destinations in southern England, the climate in Truro is mild throughout the year with moderate rainfall occurring each month. Summers are drier and warmer, so you may want to visit Truro between June and September for the best weather and average highs of 19C in July and August.

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