"home for geriatrics in Truro"
The rooftops of Truro with St Mary's Cathedral at the centre - Credit: Chris Downer
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.