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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Isles Of Scilly Steamship Co

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Chimney Remains at Levant Tin Mine in Cornwall in Cornwall England UK
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Day trip to: the mining coast

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Spend a day exploring Cornwall’s mining past on the wild Tin Coast of Pendeen and Botallack: from Penzance, it’s just a short jaunt away.

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 Gallery Lighthouse Gallery based on Causewayhead Interior Shot
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Lighthouse Gallery

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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.

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

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Penzance Ceramics Shop Kelynn Pottery based on Jennings Street Exterior Shot
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Kelynn Pottery Studio & Gallery

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

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

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Isles Of Scilly Steamship Co

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Day trip to: the mining coast

Spend a day exploring Cornwall’s mining past on the wild Tin Coast of Pendeen and Botallack: from Penzance, it’s just a short jaunt away.

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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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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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Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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Kelynn Pottery Studio & Gallery

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Cornwall Contemporary

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ART9

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