With a rich artistic tradition, countless beauty spots and a heritage landscape that’s the stuff of legend, Penzance forms a gateway to some of Cornwall’s top sites. Stay in the town centre or take a day trip to one of our nearby attractions. 

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

Guides and Trails

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

Penzance Ceramics Shop Kelynn Pottery based on Jennings Street Exterior Shot
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Kelynn Pottery Studio & Gallery

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Penzance Art Gallery Cornwall Contemporary based on Parade Street Exterior Shot
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Cornwall Contemporary

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

Guides and Trails

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

Penzance Wildlife Watching Company Marine Discovery Based on Albert Pier Exterior Shot
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Marine Discovery

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

Guides and Trails

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

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

Guides and Trails

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

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

Guides and Trails

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

The Gallery Shop at The Exchange – Penzance-based sister gallery to the Newlyn Art Gallery
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Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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Day trip to: Marazion

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

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Kelynn Pottery Studio & Gallery

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Cornwall Contemporary

Art gallery

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Explore ancient Penwith

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

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Marine Discovery

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The best dog-friendly beaches

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

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Walk the Penzance Town Trail

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

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The Penzance Gallery Guide

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

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Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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