Truro was for many centuries a market town, and today is Cornwall’s administrative capital that’s rightfully famous for its beautifully preserved Georgian buildings. Truro rose to prosperity during the early 1800s as a centre for tin mining, and in 1876 the old parish church was rebuilt as a cathedral, the first in the country since Wren built St Paul’s in the 17th century.
Truro attracts visitors throughout the year. They delight in its narrow cobbled streets and the tiny craft shops lining its labyrinth of alleyways. The Royal Cornwall Museum is a showcase for all sorts of objects relating to Truro’s colourful history, and there are lovely walks in the surrounding countryside and along the coastline. Smugglers used to operate from the network of caves and isolated coves here, bringing contraband across the Channel from France, but these have long since been replaced by pleasure craft and holidaymakers, come to enjoy the areas many natural and cultural delights.
Those cobbled streets don’t leave much room for parking in Truro, so NCP’s Truro car park at Highcross is conveniently situated close to the town’s attractions.
Truro Cathedral Parking
Truro Cathedral has a noble central tower, and its numerous spires and tall lancet windows make it an unusually exuberant piece of architecture that seems to look more French than English. NCP’s Highcross car park is just along the road from the Cathedral, and is a convenient spot to leave the car when you visit this splendid building.
High Street Parking
Truro High Street has an abundance of familiar names as well as art and craft shops and numerous independent outlets. With its cafés and teashops it’s a great place to spend the day looking for bargains or picking up designer clothing, and with the NCP Highcross Truro car park conveniently close by you won’t have far to carry your bags.
Victoria Gardens Parking
Built for Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, Victoria Gardens is a beautiful green space in the heart of Truro. It has the traditional bandstand and fountain, and plays host to regular concerts and other events. The NCP Highcross car park in Truro is close by and just a few minutes’ walk from the gardens.