Exeter Truro Train
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Exeter is a city located in Devon in south west England and is the country town of Devon and home to Devon County Council. The city lies in the River Exe and is roughly 40 miles to the north east of Plymouth and 70 miles to the south west of Bristol. The city can trace its origins back to at least Roman times where it was the most south westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. The city's Cathedral was founded in the 12th century and became Anglican at the time of the 16th century Reformation.
The city is excellent transport connections which includes Exeter St Davids railway station, Exeter Central railway station, Exeter International Airport and the M5 motorway.
Exeter has excellent shopping facilities with the High Street being devoted to national chains. Connected to the High Street are three different areas that offer visitors a more varied experience. These are Princesshay has a large number of independent shops and national chains. The Guildhall Shopping Centre has a mixture of national and local stores and finally the Harlequins Centre accommodates many smaller businesses. Smaller streets off the High Street such as Gandy Street also offer a range of independent shops.
The Cornish cathedral city of Truro is located in the south west of the United Kingdom. As the largest town in the county it is Cornwall's centre for retail and also the county's administrative centre. The piazza at Lemon Quay is the where most festivities in the city take place. There are many events throughout the year that attract many visitors to the city. In April, the city prepares for the annual Britain in Bloom competition. The city also hosts a 'continental market' during the same time and features food from across Europe.
Truro also hosts an annual carnival which is held every September and includes music performances, children's activities, a fireworks display, food and drink fairs, a circus and a street parade. The city also hosts an annual half marathon every September which starts in the city centre and then heads out into the nearby countryside and then finishes at Lemon Quay.
Christmas in Truro is not to be missed. The annual Winter Festival includes a paper lantern parade known as the City of Lights Parade. A Christmas tree is erected in the Piazza and another outside the Cathedral at High Cross.