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

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The mining history of Penzance

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From submarine workers to the giant Man Engine: learn more about Penzance’s place in Cornwall’s mining industry.

Penzance Art Gallery Cornwall Contemporary based on Parade Street Interior Shot
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The Penzance Gallery Guide

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For decades, west Cornwall has inspired some of the world’s best artists. See their work at Penzance’s many galleries.

View of St Michael's Mount across Mounts Bay
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Family guide to St Michael’s Mount

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Planning a family trip to St Michael’s Mount? Find all the practical information you’ll need for a fun day out.

View of Scillonian Ferryin Penzance Harbour on a sunny day, with St Michaels Mount in the background
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Visiting the Isles of Scilly

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From Penzance, sail across to the legendary Isles of Scilly: a small cluster of islands just off the coast of Land’s End.

The Mên-an-Tol standing stones in Cornwall England UK
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Explore ancient Penwith

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Step back thousands of years and discover traces of early settlers and Cornish royalty within the landscape of Penwith.

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Meet The Pirates of Penzance

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Delve into the true story behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedy opera, featuring Penzance’s real pirates.

View on St Michael's Mount at sunset silhouetted
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Day trip to: Marazion

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Visit Marazion, home to the island community of St Michael’s Mount and its historic castle and gardens.

Penzance Wildlife Watching Company Marine Discovery Based on Albert Pier Exterior Shot
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A wildlife spotter’s guide

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Get out and explore west Cornwall’s wildlife with our guide to ten rare and beautiful species you won’t want to miss.

View on Porthcurno beach out to sea on a sunny day
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The best dog-friendly beaches

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Bringing your pet to Penzance? Take a look at our essential guide to the best dog-friendly beaches.