Truro is Cornwall's only city. Historically a 'stannary town' (local centre for the tin mining industry) today it is the administrative centre of Cornwall, home to Cornwall County Council and other public bodies.
Located a few miles inland from the south coast, Truro today incorporates several formerly separate villages, including Kenwyn, Moresk, Treland, Newham and Highertown. Truro itself is Cornwall’s only city and is home to more than 20,000 people. It is situated around 10-15 miles from both Redruth and Falmouth.
The high cost of living in Truro means that a large proportion of those who work there commute daily. Fortunately, Truro is quite well connected - the A39 links the city to the A30 trunk road, while to the south-east Truro is connected to the A38 and thence the M5 via the A390. Attractions in and around Truro include Truro’s gothic-revival cathedral and Lemon Quay, which is used to hold a wide variety of events throughout the year.
As befits the county's most important settlement, van hire in Truro is not a problem. Expect to be able to hire a full range of vans whenever necessary: