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

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Penzance’s literary links

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As Penzance gears up for its literary festival, we take a look at some of the town’s most fascinating connections with the world of books.

Purple and yellow flower
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A guide to Penzance’s gardens

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Its sub-tropical climate makes Penzance every plant-lover’s paradise. We explore the gardens you won’t want to miss.

Sail boat in Penzance Harbour at Sunset
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A Penzance timeline

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Discover a history packed with surprises, successes and truly significant events. You won’t believe the things that have happened here.

Fireworks and Christmas lights in Penzance
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Christmas in Penzance

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Whether you’re shopping for one-off gifts or looking forward to festive events, make it a magical Christmas in Penzance.

View of the Terrace café on Market Jew Street in Penzance
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10 of the best: Places for lunch

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With everything from quirky independent cafés to gourmet delis, Penzance has a lunch menu to delight even the toughest foodie.

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10 of the best: Gift shopping spots

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Whether you’re shopping for a big birthday or small souvenir, Penzance has a wide range of quirky, independent shops.

View of sunset on the Penzance promenade with flags posted along the prom blowing in the wind
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Walk the Penzance Town Trail

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Uncover the story of Penzance by walking its official trail, taking in the town’s history and some of its most interesting landmarks.

Chimney Remains at Levant Tin Mine in Cornwall in Cornwall England UK
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Day trip to: the mining coast

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Spend a day exploring Cornwall’s mining past on the wild Tin Coast of Pendeen and Botallack: from Penzance, it’s just a short jaunt away.

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.