Station Road, Cornwall
Cornwall's only city Truro is set on the south western tip of the English coast. This compact city's skyline is dominated by the 75-metre spire of its gothic Cathedral, while the county's history is well-documented at the Royal Cornwall Museum. Hire a car from Truro Railway Station and explore the city's shopping delights. Take in the twice-weekly Farmer's market on Lemon Quay, and the daily offerings at Pannier Market and Lemon Street Market. Pick up your high street fashion from Victoria Square, or browse quirky clothing from the boutiques also offering jewellery and gifts at Pydar Mews.
Cornwall is famous for its cuisine, specialising in seafood and fresh fish, but above all its signature local dish is the Cornish pasty. The county's food is celebrated in September with The Great Cornish Food Festival held on Truro's Lemon Quay across two days. Rent a car from Truro Railway Station and you'll be able to explore the Cornish coast at your own leisure. There's miles of coastline to see, with the scenic sandy Swanpool Beach just 20 minutes away. Newquay's popular surfing beach, Great Western, is 25 minutes' drive, and the jagged rocky peninsula tip, St Anthony's Head a mere 40-minute journey.