One of Cornwall’s most famous towns, Penzance is known across the world as the home of myth, piracy and adventure. Through passing centuries, this area has nurtured daring risk-takers, creative thinkers and independent minds. Today, its natural beauty, impressive architecture and vibrant community continue to captivate and inspire.

Local Guides and Trails

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Family guide to St Michael’s Mount


Penzance’s literary links


A Penzance timeline


Meet The Pirates of Penzance

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Great places to eat with the Children


Great places to get The Cornish Look

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