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Truro was settled in 1761, and named after a city of the same name in Cornwall, England. Truro's first descendants came from New England, and were mostly of Ulster Scottish origin. Truro started out as a small farming community until the Nova Scotia Railway was constructed in 1858, which expanded from Halifax to Pictou. As a result, Truro was given the resources to flourish, becoming incorporated in 1875.

Today, Truro is known as the home of one of Canada's last textile plants, which makes t-shirts, socks and undergarments. Dubbed by locals as 'Hubtown,' Truro is a central location for transit, via both highways and railroads.

The Salmon River, in Truro's northern boundary, is known for its tidal bores, extremely rare tidal waves that travel opposite the tide. Truro is also the tree sculpture capital of Nova Scotia. Truro holds many local cultural events, such as the annual bike race. Four sections of the Berlin Wall are visited daily in a vacant lot on Prince Street. Truro offers beaches, trails, city parks and the Marigold Cultural Centre, which is always fully booked with concerts and other events.

Truro accommodations include many bed and breakfasts, hotels, inns and more.

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Tulips and Thistle Bed & Breakfast
Tulips and Thistle Bed & Breakfast
913 Pictou Rd
Truro
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This Truro country-style bed and breakfast features a large terrace overlooking its flower gardens. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. This hotel's spacious rooms have a cable TV. All come with heating, wooden floors, and a traditional style-décor. Some rooms include a 4-poster bed or a spa bath. Each bathroom has toiletries, a hairdryer, and a bathrobe.
Best Western Glengarry Truro Trade and Convention Center
Best Western Glengarry Truro Trade and Convention Center
150 Willow St
Truro
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We are located in Truro on the Glooscap Trail and 40 miles north of the Halifax International Airport. Choose from king, queen or executive two room suites. Dine in our light and friendly coffee shop or in the main atrium-style dining room.
Distances To...
Airport:  64.6km
Ferry - NB:  299km
Ferry - PEI:  67.5km
Downtown Halifax:  93.3km
Willow Bend Motel
Willow Bend Motel
277 Willow St
Truro
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Our Truro motel is located on the Glooscap Trail. We offer double, queen and king beds. There are kitchenettes and family suites. Join us for breakfast in our beautifully decorated restaurant which overlooks our deck and pool area. We offer a free deluxe continental breakfast. We are a second generation family run business and we have been a stopping place for travellers for 30 years.
Comfort Inn Truro
Comfort Inn Truro
12 Meadow Dr.
Truro
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We are conveniently located near Truro Mall, the RiverBreeze Corn Maze and Colchester Legion Stadium. Guests of this Truro hotel can also visit the city's famous Truro Tree Sculptures or travel to the Mastodon Ridge museum and amusement complex.
Distances To...
Airport:  64.9km
Ferry - NB:  299km
Ferry - PEI:  72.7km
Downtown Halifax:  93.6km
Bakers Chest B&B
Bakers Chest B&B
53 Farnham Road
Truro
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This hotel is located 2 minutes from downtown Truro and is a delightful home where you will find plenty of hospitality, fun and good food. This hotel has lovely common areas that enhance this exquisitely cared for home and blend well with the home's original character. There are many nooks to curl up with a book and rest away a lazy summer day or have a workout in our fitness room.
Baker's Chest Tea Room and Bed & Breakfast B&B Truro 53 Farnham Rd Request Info
Baker’s Chest Tearoom and Bed & Breakfast B&B Truro 53 Farnham Rd
Belgravia Bed & Breakfast B&B Truro 5 Broad St Request Info
Berry's Motel Hotel Truro 73 Robie St
Eagle's Landing B&B B&B Truro 401 Robie St Request Info
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre Truro Hotel Truro 437 Prince St
Iron Duck Bed and Breakfast B&B Truro 242 Kent Rd Request Info
Palliser Restaurant, Motel & Gifts Hotel Truro 103 Tidal Bore Rd Request Info
Rainbow Motel Hotel Truro 341 Prince St Request Info
Royalty Bed & Breakfast B&B Truro 628 Prince St
Stonehouse Motel & Restaurant Hotel Truro 165 Willow St Request Info
Suncatcher Bed & Breakfast B&B Truro 25 Wile Crest Ave Request Info
Super 8 Motel Truro Hotel Truro 85 Treaty Trail
The Udder Place B&B Truro 2217 Hwy. 236
Tidal Bore Inn Hotel Truro 29 Truro Heights Rd

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