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. 

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Penzance’s literary links

Guides and Trails

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.

Purple and yellow flower
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A guide to Penzance’s gardens

Guides and Trails

Its sub-tropical climate makes Penzance every plant-lover’s paradise. We explore the gardens you won’t want to miss.

Sail boat in Penzance Harbour at Sunset
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A Penzance timeline

Guides and Trails

Discover a history packed with surprises, successes and truly significant events. You won’t believe the things that have happened here.

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

Activities, Attractions

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

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

Attractions, Event, Shopping

Penzance Craft Shop Bohemia based on Market Dew Street
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Bohemia

Attractions, Shopping

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

Attractions, Event, Food & Drink, Shopping

Penzance Gallery Lighthouse Gallery based on Causewayhead Interior Shot
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Lighthouse Gallery

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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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A guide to Penzance’s gardens

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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A Penzance timeline

Discover a history packed with surprises, successes and truly significant events. You won’t believe the things that have happened here.

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Marine Discovery

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The Alverton Gallery

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Cornwall Contemporary

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Bohemia

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Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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Lighthouse Gallery

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