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The sought-after cathedral city of Truro is Cornwall's county capital. It's also Cornwall's focal point for business, commerce and shopping, and the extra bonus of a strong visitor economy keeps it on the go throughout the year. This is a base for your new home that offers history and culture, entertainment and education - in a great environment close to some of the best beaches on the south coast.

Living here

Your backdrop will be the historic cathedral, the cobbled streets and the Georgian architecture. Your amenities will be great shopping in the town centre and at Lemon Quay, galleries, bars and restaurants. There's something on hand for all the family and as it's quite a compact city centre, everything is within easy reach.

Getting around

Truro is a short drive off the A30, Cornwall’s main route from Exeter in Devon right down to Penzance in the far west. It’s other main road link is the A39, which takes you to Falmouth, or in the other direction, where it becomes the A390, to Liskeard where it joins the A38 to Plymouth via the Saltash Bridge. Great Western Railway operates services to and from Truro – you can get a direct train to London Paddington via Plymouth and Bristol.

Going to school

Truro has a balance of state and private sector schools. With a wide catchment area, and as Cornwall’s only city, the provision for all ages gives families plenty of choice. Truro & Penwith College of Further Education has great options for 16+ students.

Enjoying yourself

There’s a really lovely atmosphere here, and culture and entertainment certainly add to it. There are festivals and markets, cafés and restaurants, independent shops, and high street brands. If you decide to head out of the city, the Roseland Heritage Coast is a stunning section of the South West Coastal Path. Wherever you are in Cornwall, you’ll be near to some great beaches. Falmouth, St Mawes and Portscatho are perfect for your day-trip list.

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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