Local area guide

Living in Truro

Thinking about moving to Truro? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Truro

Why Truro is a good place to live

If you're thinking of packing up and moving to Truro, you're in for a treat. Truro offers an exquisite lifestyle - as the only city in Cornwall, it has urban advantages along with the laidback Cornish vibe.

Truro is rich in indulgent restaurants, marvellous entertainment and stunning properties, which together create an atmosphere of historic charm and modern creativity. Truro is perfect for beach bums, nature lovers and history buffs alike, being near some of the best Cornish beaches, scenic walks and historic sites across the county.

What's Truro famous for?

Steeped in history dating back to the 13th century, Truro is famous for its charm that's been woven over centuries. The city boasts a blend of architectural magnificence with structures like Truro Cathedral and its rich heritage on display in the Royal Cornwall Museum. Truro's cityscape showcases a blend of different architectural periods, from Victorian to Georgian, contributing to its unique aesthetic appeal.

Things to do in Truro

Truro is like a jewel in Cornwall's crown, sparkling with numerous activities. From the cultural expos of Lemon Street Market and Truro Farmers' Market to annual events like the Cornwall Music Festival and Truro Food Festival, there's never a shortage of things to do.

You can enjoy nature's beauty at Trelissick Garden, play tennis or enjoy of walk around in Boscawen Park, or catch a show at the Hall for Cornwall. Every day offers a chance to revel in new experiences while living in Truro.

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Average asking prices in Truro today

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Properties currently for sale in Truro

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Transport in Truro

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Truro.

Local connections

National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Tolverne Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
3.1 miles / 5.0 km
Trelisick Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
National Rail
4.2 miles / 6.8 km
Penryn (Cornwall)
National Rail
7 miles / 11.3 km

Schools in Truro

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Truro.

Education in Truro

Bosvigo School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Truro School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Truro High School
Ages: 3 - 18 years old
Archbishop Benson CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Mary's CofE School, Truro
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Tregolls Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Special measures (2023)

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