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 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.

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

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

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

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Meta Gallery

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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.

Penzance Craft Shop Bohemia based on Market Dew Street
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Bohemia

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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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The mining history of Penzance

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From submarine workers to the giant Man Engine: learn more about Penzance’s place in Cornwall’s mining industry.

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 towns history and some of its most interesting landmarks.

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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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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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Cornwall Contemporary

Art gallery

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Meta Gallery

Meta is about conceptual creativity in Cornwall

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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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Bohemia

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Penzance’s literary links

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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The mining history of Penzance

From submarine workers to the giant Man Engine: learn more about Penzance’s place in Cornwall’s mining industry.

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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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