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Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall in the south west of the United Kingdom. The city is the administrative centre of Cornwall and also its leisure and retail centre. The city is roughly 10 miles from the confluence of the rivers Kenwyn and Allen which both combine to become the Truro River which flows into the River Fal. The rivers form a bowl surrounding the city to the north, east and west. Close to the city are a number of protected natural areas including the parklands at Pencalenick and the larger ornamental landscape such as Trelissick Garden and Tregothnan. Calenick Creek, to the south east of the city, has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is an Anglican cathedral located in the centre of the city. It was built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during much of the nineteenth century, and is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.
The main attraction for local residents in the region is the wide variety of shops the city has to offer which includes a selection of chain stores, specialty shops and markets. The indoor Pannier Market is open year-round with many stalls and small businesses. The city is also a popular destination for nightlife with many bars, clubs and restaurants opening. Truro is also known for the Hall for Cornwall, a performing arts and entertainment venue.
Located in the East Midlands region of England, the city of Derby is an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing and home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce. Derby was awarded city status in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II to mark the 25th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind. It is one of many performances given throughout the year by Sinfonia ViVA, a professional chamber orchestra based in Derby. The Derby Jazz group caters for the jazz interest in the city and is regarded as one of the UK's leading live jazz organisations. Music venues in the city include the Assembly Rooms, The Venue on Abbey Street, Ryans Bar in the St Peters Quarter and The Victoria Inn.
Derby is an excellent base for visiting the surrounding area. Places of interest include the spa town of Matlock Bath which is around 45 minutes away by car. There is also the town of Buxton in the Peak District and Crich Tramway Village. There is also Carsington Water, a reservoir that is a major centre for leisure activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. The land surrounding the reservoir, in particular the facilities around the visitor centre, has played host to events including a music festival, the Festival of the Peak.