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Penzance was razed by Spanish raiders in 1595. Today, the town is largely post-1800 and has been a popular resort for over 150 years. The wide, 800m-long Western Promenade, and Queen's Hotel built in 1861, reflect Penzance's early prominence as a seaside resort. The harbour area offers a wonderful panorama of St Michael's Mount bay.

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Tourist attractions Penzance : Things to see and do

  • Trengwainton Garden Recommended Recommended

    Madron GB - Penzance TR20 8RZ

    The path (800 m) leading to the house is lined with gardens. Behind a fine view over the bay where azalea and rhododendrons flower. Sir Edward Bolitho and the owners of Trewithen and Hidcote (Gloucestershire) financed expeditions from 1927-28 of Fran..

  • Church Interesting

    15 Pednandrea GB - Saint Just TR19 7UA

    The church has a 15C pinnacle tower, sculpted granite walls, a 16C porch, murals and a 5C tomb at the end of the side aisle.

  • Town centre

    Tolver Place GB - Penzance TR18 2AD

    The town centre has several Georgian and Regency houses, including a covered market, the Egyptian House (1835), Abbey House, and Admiral Benbow. There are museums including Cornwall Geology Museum, Penlee House Gallery and Museum and the Maritime Mus..

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Hotels Penzance

  • Abbey Hotel

    Abbey Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AR

    Set high above the historic harbour in Penzance, Abbey Hotel overlooks the famous Mount's Bay. Originally built in 1660, it was modernised in 1820 with a distinctive Georgian Gothic theme. It includes free Wi-Fi access for all guests, free on-site pa..

  • Artist Residence Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    20 Chapel Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AW

    Prix Prices from : 120 £

    Vibrant rooms at the 17th-century Artist Residence are each uniquely designed and decorated by local and British artists. Guests have free Wi-Fi, and an art gallery to explore. The bespoke style of each bright and airy bedroom is complemented by ame..

  • Cliff Hotel

    The Cliff GB - Penzance TR18 2HH

    Located on Penzance’s Cliff in Cornwall, the Cliff Hotel family-run hotel offers panoramic views of Mount’s Bay, free WiFi and a bar, lounge and restaurant. Free private parking is also available. Most of the rooms feature sea views. They come with ..

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Restaurants Penzance

  • Coldstreamer Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - Gulval TR18 3BB

    Dating from 1895, this striking pub sits opposite the church in the heart of Gulval. Its large bar is adorned with Coldstream Guards memorabilia; it has a bright dining room and fresh, well-appointed bedrooms. Concise menus feature local, seasonal pr..

  • 2 Fore Street Quite comfortable restaurant 

    2 Fore St GB - Mousehole TR19 6PF

    Friendly, harbourside café-cum-bistro with a delightful terrace and garden. All-day menus offer everything from coffee and cake to a full meal, with brunch a feature at weekends. Tasty, unfussy dishes are guided by the day's catch.

  • Tolcarne Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    Tolcarne Pl GB - Newlyn TR18 5PR

    Unassuming 19C pub beside the sea wall. Inside it's narrow and cosy, with old beams, a wood burning stove and a long bar. The experienced chef offers appealing, flavoursome dishes which centre around fresh fish and shellfish that's been landed locall..

  • Slipway Comfortable restaurant 

    Abbey St GB - Penzance TR18 4AR

    Start with drinks in the rustic bar then head to the stylish restaurant of this townhouse hotel. During the day, they serve small plates of world street food; at night, they offer modern British cuisine.

  • Harris's Comfortable restaurant 

    46 New St GB - Penzance TR18 2LZ

    Long-standing, split-level restaurant with a spiral staircase and an unusual Welsh black metal plate ceiling; run by a keen husband and wife. Classical cooking uses seasonal Cornish produce; try the steamed lobster when it's in season.

  • Bay Comfortable restaurant 

    Britons Hill GB - Penzance TR18 3AE

    All-day, brasserie-style hotel restaurant, with a small terrace overlooking the harbour. Wide-ranging menus display the odd Asian and Mediterranean influence; dinner is more adventurous. Local produce includes an all-Cornish cheese board.

  • Victoria Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - Perranuthnoe TR20 9NP

    Characterful, pink-washed pub in the heart of the village, with a cosy, homely feel, great local art and a suntrap rear terrace. Tasty, wholesome, carefully prepared pub classics showcase quality local produce, including plenty of seafood. Service is..

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