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Truro is a city in Cornwall that initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well known for its cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture. Truro's most recognisable feature is its gothic-revival Cathedral, rising 76 m (249 ft) above the city at its highest spire. It took 30 years to build, from 1880 to 1910.

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Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral  Construction began in 1880 on the site of the sixteenth-century parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Truro's resemblance to Lincoln Cathedral is not coincidental: Pearson had been appointed as Lincoln's Cathedral architect and the first Bishop of Truro. The original south aisle of St Mary's Church survives, incorporated into the south-east corner of the cathedral and known as St Mary's Aisle. It still functions as the city centre's parish church.

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Hall for Cornwall

Hall for Cornwall is a major venue having one large main auditorium which plays host to West End musicals, opera, ballet, musical acts and other entertainers. There is a restaurant and coffee shop and regular flea markets. The building we see today was built in 1846 from Carn Brea granite originally housing the Town Hall, magistrates and stannary courts, police offices, cells and the fire brigade.

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Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum is the oldest museum in Cornwall and the leading museum of Cornish culture.

Its exhibits include minerals, an unwrapped mummy and objects relating to Cornwall’s unique culture. Entry to the museum is free for children, while adults need to buy an annual pass. There may be an additional charge for some exhibitions.

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Boscawen Park

Boscawen Park is a cricket ground located in recreation grounds along Malpas Road. The ground is situated directly next to the River Truro, which runs alongside its western side.

The end names are the City End to the north and the Malpas End to the south. Alternatively, these ends are also known as the Cathedral End and River End.

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Truro Bowl

Truro Bowl

Truro Bowl has much to offer: with 8 Lanes, a well stocked bar with drinks promotions, 90 seat restaurant video games, pool tables, air hockey and welcoming staff.