Local Area Information
Standing on the shores of Mount's Bay, Penzance has a wealth of unique individual shops, cafes, public houses and a great choice of restaurants to suit all pallets. Market Jew Street, the main thoroughfare with its distinctive granite terrace and the historic Chapel Street connects with the harbour area through to The Wharfside Centre and the harbour car park. A friendly resort with a thriving cultural life reflecting West Cornwall's distinguished reputation in the international art world.
Nearby Points of Interest
Penlee House (1 mi)
Penlee House Gallery & Museum Penlee House, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 - c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall's archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop.
Minack Theatre (9 mi)
The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, is a must see venue offering a full program of events from May to September. A spectacular and unique theatre set in the cliff top southern coastline of west cornwall, you don't even have to enjoy theatre to appreciate its greatness! The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and life’s work of one remarkable woman, Rowena Cade.Photographs can never do the Minack justice, to experience the magic of this special place, you must go and see it for yourself.
St. Michael's Mount (5 mi)
Marazion's crowning glory is the spectacular St. Michael's Mount; a magnificent landmark lying a few hundred metres offshore and linked to the mainland at low tide by a cobbled causeway. The Mount was a Benedictine Priory and a fortified stronghold in its time, and has been home to the St. Aubyn family since 1660. Today St. Michael's Mount is in the care of the National Trust the castle and gardens are open to the public on a seasonal basis. There is a gift shop, cafe and restaurant.
Trengwainton Garden (3 mi)
With plants from around the globe scattered throughout this ten-hectare (25 acre) garden, there is something to inspire around every corner. Champion magnolias and vibrant rhodedendrons make way for lush banana plants and soaring echiums. Unusually, the restored walled kitchen garden was built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark, and is used to demonstrate contemporary varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Geevor Tin Min (8 mi)
Set in 67 acres on the magnificent North Atlantic Coast, Geevor is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country. Geevor's outstanding collections and listed buildings tell the story of Cornwall's Industrial mining past making it the Western Gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Purely Penzance is the one stop guide to this vibrant yet historic town. Written by locals, updated regularly, independent and completely free to use. This allows us to give you an impartial and honest representation of life in the town.
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Memories are made in the South West: classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors
Penzance, ancient market town and 'capital' of West Cornwall and the towns of the Land's End Peninsula
Golowan Festival & Mazey Day
The Golowan Festival in Penzance dates back to the early 1800s to celebrate mid-simmer, where traditionally blazing tar barrels were parraded around the streets and bonfires were lit on surrounding hill tops. The festivities today include music, theatre and fairs with buckets of friendliness!
West Cornwall Events
Annual events and festivals in West Cornwall
Isles of Scilly Travel (2 mi)
Cruise from Penzance or fly from Land's End, Newquay, Exeter, Bristol or Southampton.
National Rail Enquiries (1 mi)
Tel: 0845 748 4950
National Express (Bus) Enquiries (2 mi)
Tel: 08717 818 181
First Group Bus Operators (1 mi)
Timetable Enquiries Tel: 0871 200 2233
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