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

Guides and Trails

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

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.

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TRANSITION 2019

Event

19th February - 16th March 2019

at Newlyn Art Gallery.

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.

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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Event

Various dates

Discover the secret of Porthcurno - the most connected valley on the planet.

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

Guides and Trails

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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ARJAN VAN DAL

Event

23rd March - 15th June 2019

in The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery

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The mining history of Penzance

Guides and Trails

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

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GÄA - HOLISTIC SCIENCE AND WISDOM TRADITION

Event

16th February - 18th May 2019

at The Exchange.

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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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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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TRANSITION 2019

at Newlyn Art Gallery.

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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.

Read More

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Discover the secret of Porthcurno - the most connected valley on the planet.

Read More

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.

Read More

ARJAN VAN DAL

in The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery

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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.

Read More

GÄA - HOLISTIC SCIENCE AND WISDOM TRADITION

at The Exchange.

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