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
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 Maritim..
A3071 GB - Penzance TR18
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 ..
The Promenade GB - Penzance TR18 4HG
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..
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.
Abbey St GB - Penzance TR18 4AR
The chef credits Alistair Little for instilling in him the philosophy of simplicity and keeping flavours honest. A European edge runs through the menu, where the focus is on locally caught fish. Alternatively, you can order tapas on the ground floor.
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.