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County - Cornwall | Map
Tel code: 01736 | code search
Postcode: TR18 | code search
Population: 22000
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Penzance History
Birthplace of:
Humphry Davy
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Folk Customs:
Cornish Midsummer Bonfires
Helston Floral Day Furry Dance
Padstow 'Obby 'Oss
Quinquennial Knill Dance,
St Columb Hurling
Tom Bawcock's Eve

Penzance Events

Trereife Folk Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival

Trewidden Gardens Open Weekend

Penzance Charity Fireworks Extravaganza

Latest reviews

Union Hotel
"The hotel is amazing steeped in history with amazing stories, the service is A class we had a lunch there which was again top class and decently priced, the staff ..." More

The Cove
"I got o this area each year and often visit Lamorna. i parked next to a car that was a couple of feet over it's line so was forced to ..." More

The Cove
"STAY AWAY from lamorna cove it is run buy a non cornish local money grabbing family who will fine you if you so much as breathe. if you really must ..." More

Travel Tip

"Beautiful views all round, but beware of the attractions as they are designed to reap money from your pockets. Just take a picnic and sit up on the cliffs and ..." More

Penzance Reviews (56)

Visitor's Views

Just back from sennen cove a place i have visited ...More

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Latest reviews | Events in Penzance | 10 Places to Stay

The historic market town of Penzance, set in the far west of Cornwall, is positioned on the edge of the beautiful, evocative Mounts Bay, where the view of St Michaels Mount – rising some 230’ above the sparkling sea – has beckoned Pilgrims since Medieval times. The working harbour is busy with colourful yachts and boats, including a ferry in summer that journeys to the Isles of Scilly, and often plays host to elegant tall ships, whose masts can be seen etched against the town’s historic skyline. The harbour also often offers the chance to experience the thrill of a deep-sea fishing trip or a marine wildlife exploration, where you can spot basking sharks, seals and even whales alongside a host of other creatures. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, you can take a gentle saunter along the Cornish coast where cliffs, secret coves, and sandy beaches edge the sea. The town is peppered with a patchwork of architecture from the Georgian and Victorian eras, alongside old Cornish Fishermen’s cottages. A Town Trail (available at the Tourist Information Office and other outlets) will lead you through the labyrinth of streets on a voyage of discovery, from the Hotel where Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar was first announced, to the delightful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, the setting for the country’s largest private Subscription Library, founded in 1818. Antique shops and art galleries abound, or how about a dip in the Art Deco Open Air Bathing Pool, which is set into the rocks and filled by the sea. The area’s culture and history are celebrated at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, where a year-round programme of changing exhibitions offer a unique chance to see world-famous Newlyn School paintings just a mile or so from where they were created over 100 years ago. Penlee House is much-loved by locals, so you may be lucky enough to hear first-hand stories of when ‘granny’ modelled for that painting, and you can take a stroll along the promenade and stand exactly where Norman Garstin stood for his celebrated painting ‘The Rain it Raineth Every Day’. In west Cornwall, the chapters of time are reversed as far back as the Neolithic era with dramatic standing stones such as Lanyon Quoit, or how about Chysauster Ancient Village which dates back 2,000 years. Penzance has been visited by Smugglers, the Spanish Armada, and Medieval Pilgrims now it’s your turn……


Carn Euny Iron Age Courtyard House Settlement
Chysauster Ancient Village
Geevor Tin Mine
Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Limited
Land's End
Newlyn Art Gallery
Pendeen Lighthouse
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Praa Sands
Sancreed Beacon
St Michael's Mount
Tregiffian Burial Chamber
Trengwainton Garden


Bone Valley Caravan & Camping Park
Noongallas Camping


Yoga - The Yoga Studio


The Barn


Corner Cottage
Kenegie Manor


Penwith District Council


Bay Dental Surgery
Hirst ,Doyle, Hobson


Alverton Practice
Cape Cornwall Surgery
Morrab Surgery
Penalverne Surgery
Sunnyside Surgery

Estate Agent

Lodge & Thomas
Miller & Son
Pearce & Richards
Stratton Creber
West Cornwall Home Office

Farmers Market

Penzance Farmers' Market

Golf Club

Cape Cornwall Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Mounts Bay Fitness
Nirvana Health Club
Oxygen Health Club

Holiday Park

John Fowler Parks
Kenegie Manor
Wheal Rodney Lodges


YHA Penzance
YMCA Cornwall Hostel


Dolphin Tavern
Old Coastguard Hotel
Union Hotel


Penzance & Newlyn RFC Car Boot
Penzance Country Market

Pub and Bar

Admiral Benbow
Crown Inn
Old Bath Inn
Old Coastguard Hotel
Peruvian Arms
Pirate Inn
Sea & Horses Hotel
Southern Comfort Hotel
Star Inn
The Seven Stars

Turks Head Inn
Union Hotel


Abbey Restaurant
Alverne Restaurant
Bay Restaurant
Buttery Restaurant
Dolphin Tavern
Gino’s Spaghetti House
Harris's Restaurant
Hotel Penzance
Hotel Penzance
New Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Old Bath Inn
Old Coastguard Hotel
Sukothai Restaurant
Summerhouse (The)
Tarbert Hotel
Thai Moon
The Smugglers
Turks Head Inn

Union Hotel


Alverton Primary School
Heamoor County Primary School
Humphry Davy School
Mounts Bay School
Newlyn Infant & Junior School
Penzance Junior School
St Mary’s C of E School
The Bolitho School


Featherdown Farm
Lamorna Cove
The Bungalow
Wheal Rodney Lodges


Boase Bennetts and James
Jewill Hill & Bennett
Peter Gildener


A 2 B Taxis
Castle Cars
Jolly Rogers Cars


Minack Theatre


Otty & Bruce

Sports Clubs

Cornish Pirates RFC (Rugby Union)
Cornwall Women (Cricket)
Morgarows St Ives Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Penzance Cricket Club (Cricket)
Penzance Sailing Club (Sailing)
Penzance Wheelers (Cycling)
Pure Grappling (Martial Arts)
St Buryan CC (Cricket)


Books Plus
Hardwicks Bargain Book Shops
The Living Word
Plants For All Seasons
Bay Tree Nurseries
Lower Kenneggy Nurseries
The Barn
Claws & Paws
Peasgoods Pharmacy

Hudson Smith
Badcocks Gallery
Men-an-Tol Studio
Sandpiper Gallery
The Pottery
John Watson Marine Art
Millpool Gallery
Edix Picture House
Navigator Arts
The Round House
Great Atlantic
The Rainyday Gallery
Shears Fine Art
Yew Tree Gallery
Contour Contemporary
Goldfish Contemporary
Holland and Barratt
Archie Browns Healthfoods
Bosavern Farm
Olds Vivian Ltd
Pure Nuff Stuff
Trevelyan Farm
H Samuel


Johnson Peter
Antiques & Fine Art
Boathouse Antiques


Marine Discovery Penzance(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Mermaid Pleasure Trips(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Penzance Wheelers(Cycling)
Mulfra Trekking Centre(Riding)
Mermaid Diving(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Penzance

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Hotel Penzance (0.11 miles)

Hotel Penzance

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Hotel of the Year 2006 and Restaurant of the Year 2006, 2007 and 2008 at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, Hotel Penzance has quality accommodation, superb food and sea views. Hotel Penzance provides ... More

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Union Hotel (0.11 miles)

Union Hotel
The Union Hotel is the oldest hotel in Penzance dating back to the 17th Century. Renowned for it's standards of accommodation and food The hotel has featured in many of the important events of the ... More | visit website
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Artist Residence (0.15 miles)

Artist Residence
Our 11 boutique rooms in Penzance form a fun and hip boutique guesthouse in the historic heart of Central Penzance, on Chapel Street. Contemporary design housed within a Grade II listed 17th Century Georgian mansion ... More | visit website
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The Georgian House (0.15 miles)

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Welcome to the Penzance Georgian House where you will find cheap and cheerful accommodation in the very heart of Penzance. Located in the art district, there are many cornish galleries, ... More

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Armeria House (0.19 miles)

Armeria House
Armeria House is an elegant Victorian Town house located a stone’s throw away from Penlee Park and a couple of minutes walk to the Penzance promenade. We offer quality B&B accommodation in a relaxed and ... More | visit website
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The Longboat Hotel (0.23 miles)

The Longboat Hotel
The Longboat Hotel offers 7 en -suite rooms with central heating, tea/coffee making facilities and television. We also offer 8 standard rooms with central heating, television and tea/coffee making facilities. ... More | visit website
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Estoril Hotel (0.24 miles)

Estoril Hotel

This hotel has recently been awarded the AA three red diamond award which puts it into the top 10% of its AA diamond rating. A beautiful, Victorian hotel combining original architectural features with modern comfort ... More | visit website

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Carnson House (0.28 miles)

Carnson House
Carnson House is a small bed and breakfast hotel conveniently located centrally in Penzance, just across the street from train and bus stations. Well located for all visitors, the hotel is ideal for those using ... More | visit website
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Whiteways Guest House (0.28 miles)

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The Guest House is very conveniently located in a central position in Penzance 50 Metres from Coach and Railway Stations,Heliport and Isle of Scilly Ferry about 10 minutes away,Also close ... More

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Camilla House (0.28 miles)

Camilla House

Multiple award winning non-smoking Guest House accommodation with quality of service for visitors to Cornwall. Ideal base for both guests seeking a break and those requiring a relaxing time while on business.

The Award winning Camilla ... More | visit website

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