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. 

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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Daphne McClure

Event

17th October - 14th November 2020

exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary.

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‘Curious Creatures’ - Squashbox Theatre

Event

Tuesday 18th August 2020

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Photo of Mousehole’s famous Christmas lights in West Cornwall.
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Mousehole Christmas Lights Switch-On

Event

Saturday 14th December 2019
Small lantern at the Montol Festival in Cornwall.
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Montol Eve

Event

Saturday 21st December 2019
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Meet The Pirates of Penzance

Guides and Trails

Delve into the true story behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedy opera, featuring Penzance’s real pirates.

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Standing8Theatre: ‘Seeking Isolde’

Event

Saturday 30th May 2020

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

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‘The Strongman’ : Bash Street Theatre

Event

Tuesday 18th August 2020

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

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‘Wander In Grimm’ : Heartbreak Theatre

Event

Wednesday 26th August 2020

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

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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.

Read More

Daphne McClure

exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary.

Read More

‘Curious Creatures’ - Squashbox Theatre

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Read More

Mousehole Christmas Lights Switch-On

Read More

Montol Eve

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Meet The Pirates of Penzance

Delve into the true story behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedy opera, featuring Penzance’s real pirates.

Read More

Standing8Theatre: ‘Seeking Isolde’

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Read More

‘The Strongman’ : Bash Street Theatre

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Read More

‘Wander In Grimm’ : Heartbreak Theatre

at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Read More