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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.

Tourist Attractions in and near Penzance to Visit

Gardens

Gardens

Trengwainton Gardens A lovely garden with exotic plants.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

District Museum & Art Gallery Local museum and art gallery.

Newlyn Art Gallery Holds a range of exhibitions

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

The Egyptian House A flamboyant Regency house

St Michael's Mount Visit this famous castle on the island.

Museums

Museums

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.

Outdoors

Out & About

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.

Venues

Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Minack Theatre 7.5 miles Enjoy outdoor performances from the cliff top.

Zoos

Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Paradise Park 6.3 miles Come and see the birds and animals.

Days Out around Penzance.

Further around the coast, take a trip to visit Newlyn and Mousehole as you visit the south Cornish coastline.

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)
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How to get to Penzance
Penzance, A30 from Exeter or the A38 from Plymouth joins the A30.

Penzance Tourist Information Centre

  • Station Approach
    Penzance
    TR18 2NF
    Tel: 01736 362207
    Email: penzancetic@cornwall.gov.uk
Hotels
Abbey Hotel
Abbey Street Penzance TR18 4AR

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The Coldstreamer
Gulval Penzance TR18 3BB

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Beachfield Hotel
The Promenade Penzance TR18 4NW

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Chy-Vean
Madron near Penzance TR20 8SP
Sleeps 4
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The Old Toll House
Marazion near Penzance TR17 0BZ
Sleeps 5
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Krissie
Marazion by Pass Nursery Penzance TR17 0DR

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Penzance Weather
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