Visit Penzance to discover a community with an adventurous spirit and proud heritage. Walk the cobbled streets, gaze up at the noble Georgian terraces and wonder at the people that have called this place home. From the 14th century to the present day, Penzance has created fortunes, weathered storms and inspired groundbreaking ideas.

View of two blue unicorns rearing made from paper mache next to the Humphry Davy statue of Market Jew Street on Mazey Day


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In Penzance, there’s always something on the horizon – join us for community events, festivals and exhibitions.

Group of 3 people walking across a field covered with dandelions

Local Guides and Trails

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Our guides, walks and fascinating local features make it easy to explore Penzance – whether you’re here or at home.

Man Engine parade in Penzance, Cornwall

Our Community

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With a vibrant, creative atmosphere and a year-round calendar of events, life is anything but ordinary.

Old wooden sailing yachts docked at Penzance harbour at sunset one of the boats has a cornish flag on its mast

Traditions and History

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Penzance’s history stretches back centuries and features all the storybook greats: pirates, smugglers, invaders and adventuring heroes.