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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Penzance’s literary links

Guides and Trails

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.

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.

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Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

Event

Saturday 14th December 2019

Celebration of the Birthday of Sir Humphry Davy.

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A Tale of Mother’s Bones

Event

19th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.

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Winter Collection

Event

21st November 2020 - 31st January 2021

exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary.

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Scenes

Event

19th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery.

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Geevor Tin Mine Museum

Event

Various dates

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

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The mining history of Penzance

Guides and Trails

From submarine workers to the giant Man Engine: learn more about Penzance’s place in Cornwall’s mining industry.

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

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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.

Read More

The best dog-friendly beaches

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

Read More

Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

Celebration of the Birthday of Sir Humphry Davy.

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A Tale of Mother’s Bones

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.

Read More

Winter Collection

exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary.

Read More

Scenes

exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Read More

Geevor Tin Mine Museum

The largest preserved mine site in the country.

Read More

The mining history of Penzance

From submarine workers to the giant Man Engine: learn more about Penzance’s place in Cornwall’s mining industry.

Read More

Marine Discovery

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