With miles of moorland and coastline (not to mention world-class attractions) west Cornwall is a must-visit destination. Delve into the local landscape and wander at will – it’s easy to get around.
Opt for two wheels to take advantage of the quiet lanes and cycle paths. Bikes can be hired from several spots in and around Penzance, including the Cycle Centre on New Street, Penzance Bike Hire on Alexandra Road and Land’s End Cycle Hire in nearby Long Rock.
You’ll find Penzance Bus Station at the bottom of town, near the harbour. From here, you can travel out to local towns and villages like Marazion, St Ives, Land’s End, Newlyn and Mousehole.
In good weather, open top buses travel on the most popular tourist routes around St Ives, Land’s End and Marazion. To check times, visit the First website.
Take your pick from national and independent car hire companies. Enterprise has a base in Long Rock, while Europcar operates from Penzance Railway Station. You’ll find Tucker Car Hire on the Long Rock Industrial Estate and Peter Davis Car Hire in nearby Crowlas.
Penzance has several short and long-stay car parks, operated by Cornwall Council. If you’ll be travelling around west Cornwall, seven and 14-day Rover tickets are available to buy online and allow you to park in most long-stay car parks for a one-off payment.
Sailings to the Isles of Scilly
From Penzance Harbour, pop over to the Isles of Scilly: a cluster of Mediterranean-style islands 28 miles off Land’s End. The Scillonian III sails from Easter to November, arriving on the largest island of St Mary’s. If you’re driving to Penzance, you can leave your vehicle securely with Isles of Scilly Parking or Scilly Parking.