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Page 108. " 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 12 th 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.