Things to see and do - Penzance
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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..
Britons Hill GB - Penzance TR18 3AE
With wonderful views across Penzance Bay, Hotel Penzance offers award-winning cuisine and boutique bedrooms. Guests can relax in the swimming pool in the Mediterranean-style gardens. Set in 2 Edwardian houses, the elegant rooms have free Wi-Fi acces..
20 Chapel Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AW
Vibrant rooms at the 17th-century Artist Residence are each uniquely designed and decorated by local and British artists. Guests have free WiFi. The bespoke style of each bright and airy bedroom is complemented by amenities including a flat-screen s..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.