Penzance sits in Mount Bay, with small coastal villages within a short drive that are popular with visitors in the summer.
Penzance is the most westerly town in England, and the mildest, as evident in the gardens, try Morab Gardens.
There is a harbour and shipyard, a ferry links to the Isles Of Scilly (the slow way), or fly there on the helicopter from Penzance Airport (the quick way). The Isles of Sciily are well worth the trip, even if you go for the day.
The Bay sweeps around to St Michaels Mount, possibly part of King Arthurs lost land of Lyonesse. The Mount has a 11th century monastery and 15th century fort. A similar Mount can be found across the English Channel in France.
A statue of the towns famous son, Humphrey Davey, the miner's lamp inventor, stands in the town.
Trengwainton Gardens A lovely garden with exotic plants.
District Museum & Art Gallery Local museum and art gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery Holds a range of exhibitions
The Egyptian House A flamboyant Regency house
St Michael's Mount Visit this famous castle on the island.
National Lighthouse Centre Discover all about lighthouses.
Wayside Folk Museum 5.1 miles Crafts and archaeology at Zennor.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum 7.5 miles Learn about the transatlantic cables.
Chysauster Ancient Village 2.8 miles The remains of a 2,000 year old settlement.
Lanyon Quoit 3.4 miles A Neolithic tomb.
Lamora Pottery 3.7 miles A local Cornish Pottery.
Merry Maidens 4.5 miles A Cornish stone circle.
Carn Euny Site of a 1st century village.
Chun Castle 4.8 miles See the Iron Age fort.
Cudden Point Coastal walks.
Zennor 5.2 miles On the B3036, west of St Ives.
Chapel Carn Brea 5.7 miles See a Bronze Age cairn.
Minack Theatre 7.5 miles Enjoy outdoor performances from the cliff top.
Paradise Park 6.3 miles Come and see the birds and animals.
Towns Near Penzance To Visit - straight line distance:Newlyn (1.14 miles) Mousehole (2.52 miles) St Just (6.46 miles) St Ives (6.76 miles)