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 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 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.

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

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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.

Penzance Gallery Alverton Gallery based in Alverton Exterior Shot
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The Alverton Gallery

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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.

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Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

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

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Family guide to St Michael’s Mount

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

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Walk the Penzance Town Trail

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

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Kelynn Pottery Studio & Gallery

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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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The Alverton Gallery

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Visiting the Isles of Scilly

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

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Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group provide lifeline air and sea services to the Isles of Scilly.

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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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Cornwall Contemporary

Art gallery

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