EXPERIENCE West Cornwall is an innovative tourism project that aims to promote a sustainable, year-round economy for the Penzance area.
We’re inviting those with a thirst for adventure to visit in the off-season, experience something new and stay in the West Cornwall area. To do this, we have created a variety of exciting itineraries that cater to the needs of different visitors. From ‘Easy Winter Walks’ to ‘The Maker’s Break’, the itineraries highlight the sheer volume of unique assets, cultural activities and businesses West Cornwall has to offer.
The EXPERIENCE West Cornwall project is also focussed on generating sustainable cultural tourism. In addition to promoting off-season adventures to both locals and visitors, we’re making it easier for everyone to have a positive impact by encouraging the use of public transport and drawing attention to environmental initiatives.
This incredible project includes over 120 experiences and would not have been possible without the brilliant ideas, energy and support of local organisations. These include Penzance BID, Marazion Chamber of Commerce, Visit Cornwall, Newlyn Art Gallery, Access Cornwall, Cornwall 365, Sustainable PZ and the local small businesses that have been involved at every stage.
About the ‘EXPERIENCE Project’
EXPERIENCE West Cornwall is a dedicated project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council. It is part of the €24.5 million ‘EXPERIENCE Project’, which promotes off-season tourism and encourages spend with local businesses across six areas in the Channel region (Cornwall, Brittany, Pas-de-Calais, Compiègne, Norfolk and Kent).
Led by Norfolk County Council, EXPERIENCE involves 14 project partners in both France and the UK. Due to run until June 2023, the project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme under the Natural and Cultural Heritage funding category. Of the €16.9m ERDF committed to the total project, €2.03m is allocated to Cornwall Council, which is investing a further €0.913m.