Welcome to Penzance!

Nestled in a corner of glorious Mount’s Bay, our town has long been a hidden gem for well-informed travellers. Visit Penzance and you’ll encounter all the salt-flecked history you’ll expect from its famous name – the piratey cobbled alleyways, the bobbing boats and dockside taverns – along with a vibrant local scene. At last you’ll feel like you’ve discovered authentic Cornwall.

Through winding streets, subtropical gardens and a promenade with dazzling views of the bay, a holiday in Penzance will bring you great Cornish food, fascinating history and a buzzing local arts and crafts scene. You’ll also rest your head in a choice of accommodation for every taste and budget.

Visit Penzance and you’re also at the gateway to the great wild beyonds of West Cornwall. Experience glorious gardens, smugglers coves, sandy beaches, picture postcard-villages, and the shimmering beauty of the Isles of Scilly.

Your journey is just beginning…

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.