Truro is a city located in the wonderful county of Cornwall in the south of England. Famed for its history with tin mining, the city is now a pleasant shopping destination as well as a popular tourist location. Hire a car in Truro to explore the beautiful coast or explore the many beautiful towns which surround it. As the county's administrative centre, Truro has been very wealthy in the past and this is demonstrated by the grand Georgian architecture that abounds. Cornwall's major airport at Newquay is around 20 miles north and the city is also within easy reach of miles of rugged coastline as well as Atlantic beaches that offer some of the best surfing conditions in the UK.