Cobbles, cafes, contemporary bars and an impressive cathedral. Truro, the only city in Cornwall, is the centre for retail and leisure - but some of the best haunts are hard to find.
Traditionally a market town, farmers and tradesmen still sell their produce bi-weekly on the many stalls on Lemon quay every Wednesday and Saturday.
You can see magnificent, diverse shows at the Hall for Cornwall or browse the art at the Royal Cornwall Museum, year round, or go for theTruro Festival in April or the spectacular City Of Lights late November.
Truro also has great transport links (by road, rail or water) to other parts of Cornwall.