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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Illyria : Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Event

Tuesday 20th August 2019

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

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Newlyn Harbour Lights Switch - On

Event

Friday 13th December 2019
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.

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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Cliffs and Coves

Event

30th August - 15th September 2019

exhibition at Lighthouse Gallery.

Market Jew Street in Penzance at Christmas
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Penzance Christmas Light Switch On

Event

Saturday 30th November 2019
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.

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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Event

Various dates

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

Penzance Gallery Lighthouse Gallery based on Causewayhead Interior Shot
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Lighthouse Gallery

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Illyria : Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

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Newlyn Harbour Lights Switch - On

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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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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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Cliffs and Coves

exhibition at Lighthouse Gallery.

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Penzance Christmas Light Switch On

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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.

Read More

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

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

Read More

Lighthouse Gallery

Gallery

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