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Welcome to Penzance!

Visit Penzance and you’ll find yourself in a gem of a portside town, with Cornwall’s most iconic destinations on your doorstep.

Dine on fish fresh from Mount’s Bay. Settle into a piratey pub or oh-so-chic cocktail bar. Then browse our wildly creative independent shops and galleries.

You want more? We’ve got plenty. Glorious seaside walks on the Promenade. Famous subtropical gardens. And Chapel Street, among the most artsy and eccentric streets in the UK. Afterwards, kick back in an airy room overlooking glorious St Michael’s Mount.

Visit Penzance and you’re also in the best-connected town in Cornwall. Within minutes you’ll visit world-famous beaches, wild coastal and moorland walks, and showstopping attractions such as St Ives, Mousehole, Sennen and the Isles of Scilly.

Why not drop anchor and see it for yourself?

Penzance, Cornwall: Start your journey here

Experience the attractions of West Cornwall by bike, bus or car, with great transport links and hire facilities.

Stroll through the town to discover a huge variety of shops, galleries and independent boutiques.

Luxury guesthouses, self-catering cottages, countryside B&Bs and boutique hotels – take your pick.​

Quirky cafes, characterful pubs and restaurants, offering endless options of locally sourced gastronomic delights.

A lively contemporary arts scene, Exotic gardens, Ancient sites in. A coastline that’s the envy of the world.


Festivals, workshops, exhibitions, local markets, gigs and theatre. Thriving and vibrant all year for all.