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. 

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

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View on Porthcurno beach out to sea on a sunny day
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The best dog-friendly beaches

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Bringing your pet to Penzance? Take a look at our essential guide to the best dog-friendly beaches.

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Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

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Penzance Art Gallery Cornwall Contemporary based on Parade Street Interior Shot
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Winter Collection at Cornwall Contemporary

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21st November - 31st December 2018

Exhibition of the gallery's Winter Collection.

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Geevor Tin Mine Museum

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Various dates

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

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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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The Exchange

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Penzance Gallery Lighthouse Gallery based on Causewayhead Interior Shot
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Lighthouse Gallery

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Purple and yellow flower
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A guide to Penzance’s gardens

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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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ART9

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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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Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

The open air theatre in the park in the heart of Penzance.

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Winter Collection at Cornwall Contemporary

Exhibition of the gallery's Winter Collection.

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Geevor Tin Mine Museum

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

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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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The Exchange

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Lighthouse Gallery

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.

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