Getting to Penzance without a car couldn’t be easier. If you’re travelling from London, there is a direct Great Western Railway train from London Paddington, which enjoys scenic coastal views as it makes its way through Dawlish and Plymouth. There is also a comfortable sleeper service, which travels through the night so that you wake up on holiday.
The train brings you right into the heart of Penzance, where you’ll find plenty to explore on foot. You could follow the town trail and learn about the history of Penzance or walk along the coastal path to Marazion. The fishing town of Newlyn and the quaint village of Mousehole are also within walking distance.