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

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.

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Great places for gift shopping

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Great places to eat with the Children

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Deciding on somewhere to eat out with the children can sometimes be a challenge. Not a problem here in Penzance which boast some great child friendly eateries that the whole family can enjoy.

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Great places to find things for the home

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Whether you’re planning a full blown home makeover or just looking for a few additions to update your décor Penzance has a wealth of shops to choose from, here are a few of our suggestions to visit when shopping for things for your home

Penzance Public House The Dolphin Tavern based on Quay Street Exterior Shot
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Great places to get a pub lunch

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Renowned for wholesome good food and real Cornish ales, Penzance is home to a variety of great pubs.