Truro St Albans Train
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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.
About St Albans
Located in the county of Hertfordshire, the city of St Albans is a historic market town and is now a dormitory town within the London commuter belt being only about 20 miles to the north of London. The St Albans Museum service runs two museums. The Verulamium Museum, which tells the story of everyday life in Roman Britain using objects from the excavations of the important Roman Town and the Museum of St Albans, which focuses on the history of the town and of Saint Alban. The Watercress nature reserve is by the River Ver and is run by the Watercress Wildlife Association.
St Albans is not a large city and it is possible to walk from one edge to the other in about one hour. Most bed and breakfasts, hotels and attractions require a shorter walk. The main railway station is roughly 10 minutes walk from the city centre with the St Albans Abbey railway station located down a steep hill right next to the Verulamium Park and near the Abbey itself, which is around 15 minutes walk. St Albans is well linked to neighbouring towns by bus, although despite the distances, journey times are relatively long. There is also a frequent direct bus service to London Heathrow Airport.