Let’s move to Truro, Cornwall: it has moments of magnificence

People lust after the Cornish coast, forgetting there are perfectly smashing spots like Truro a short drive from sandy coves

What’s going for it? It’s very nice, Truro. That sounds like damning with faint praise, but it’s not. In this age of Twitter trolls and sharpened elbows, niceness is an underrated virtue. Truro has its moments of magnificence – its neo-gothic Victorian cathedral, perhaps, three spires stretched to the clouds. But its real virtue lies in gentler pleasures: handsome streets of stone terraces speckled with palm trees, a pasty in the Pannier Market, the geography of deep creeks and folded hills, its Trollopean cultural life of recitals and food festivals. People always lust after the coast in Cornwall, forgetting that there are perfectly smashing spots like Truro a short drive away from sandy coves, and a world away from tourist coaches, overpriced fishing villages and Hooray Henrys. This is your reminder.

The case against It’s a small city, so as always in Cornwall, competition for homes is tough; its geography of hills and valleys gums up the traffic something rotten.

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Source: the guardian
Let’s move to Truro, Cornwall: it has moments of magnificence