"home for geriatrics in Truro"

The rooftops of Truro with St Mary's Cathedral at the centre
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe rooftops of Truro with St Mary's Cathedral at the centre - Credit: Chris Downer
 Truro is a city in the South-West of England, in the county of Cornwall. It is the main administrative city in Cornwall, despite being only its fourth most populous town with 17,400 inhabitants. A settlement has existed on the site of Truro since Norman times and the castle was built in the 12th century. It was long an important port and also a mining town, central to the industry of England’s South-West. With the decline of the mining trade, however, came the diminishing importance of Truro, despite it maintaining its city status and administrative role.

Its main attractions include the Gothic-revival cathedral of St Mary, the Royal Cornwall Museum and its large number of specialty shops and markets.