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.

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

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

Guides and Trails

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

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 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.

Exterior shot of ART9, an artist run gallery on Chapel Street in Penzance, Cornwall.
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ART9

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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

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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Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

Activities, Attractions

The Mên-an-Tol standing stones in Cornwall England UK
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Explore ancient Penwith

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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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Marine Discovery

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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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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 towns history and some of its most interesting landmarks.

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ART9

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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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Explore ancient Penwith

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

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