Things to see and do - Penzance
Leaving for Great Britain
Penzance Travel guide
Penzance : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Penzance : Things to see and do
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..
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.
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..
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 ..
Abbey Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AR
Prix Prices from : 90 £
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..
The Promenade GB - Penzance TR18 4HG
Prix Prices from : 70 £
Situated by Penzance beach, and 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre, The Queen's Hotel boasts a restaurant with views across Mount's Bay, St. Michael's Mount and Newlyn Harbour, free parking, and an on-site hair & beauty salon. Each room at The Que..
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 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..
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..
The Parade GB - Mousehole TR19 6PR
Old coastguard's cottage in a small fishing village, with a laid-back, open-plan interior, a sub-tropical garden and views towards St Clement's Isle. Well-presented brasserie dishes display a Mediterranean edge; great wine selection. Individually sty..
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..
6 Chapel St GB - Mousehole TR19 6SB
Former pilchard processing cottage hidden away in a backstreet of an old fishing village; bright, modern artwork adorns the walls. Simple brunch and lunch menus, good value early evening selection and a seafood orientated à la carte. Good-sized, comf..
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.