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


Penzance’s literary links


The mining history of Penzance

Rainy days

Great places to find things for the home

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Day trip to: the mining coast


A wildlife spotter’s guide

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Great places to stay for walkers

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