Whilst most of Cornwall seems to have a laid back feel to it, the city of Truro is very different. Even out of season, Truro is filled with people wanting to take advantage of its wonderful shops, both chain and independent.
And even if you don't want to shop, there is still plenty to do in Truro, you can look around the fascinating Royal Cornwall Museum, for a very reasonable price I might add. There is loads to see and new exhibits are added regularly, so you can spend a really long time there and you definitely get your money's worth.
And if you are feeling in a cultural mood, you could also visit the stunning Truro Cathedral. Dating back to around 1880 (when the foundation stones were laid) the Cathedral has some of the most fascinating architecture and carvings I have ever seen!
Naturally rich in religious symbolism, there are wonderful sights to see everywhere in Truro Cathedral and you certainly don't have to be a person of faith to appreciate the complexity of some of the work.
If you're not feeling cultural and you're not in the mood to shop, you can visit one of Truro's many cafe's, pubs or restaurants. There are loads to choose from and you can just sit and watch the world go by.
From posh restaurants to street vendors, church choirs to buskers, there is something to suit everyone in Truro.
An exhibit at the Royal Cornwall Museum