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 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.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD

Event

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Half-term workshop at The Exchange.

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.

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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.

Penzance Gallery Lighthouse Gallery based on Causewayhead Interior Shot
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Lighthouse Gallery

Attractions, Shopping

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Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

Event

Saturday 14th December 2019

Celebration of the Birthday of Sir Humphry Davy.

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Tea, Cake & Art Exhibition

Event

19th October - 2nd November 2019

at The Exchange.

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Ankor Ceramics

Event

19th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery.

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.

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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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WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD

Half-term workshop at The Exchange.

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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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Lighthouse Gallery

Gallery

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Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

Celebration of the Birthday of Sir Humphry Davy.

Read More

Tea, Cake & Art Exhibition

at The Exchange.

Read More

Ankor Ceramics

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Read More

Explore ancient Penwith

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

Read More