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..
20 Chapel Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AW
Prix Prices from : 90 £
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..
The Cliff GB - Penzance TR18 2HH
Prix Prices from : 63 £
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. The building itself is 200 years old and the main building is of Regency construction. Free p..
Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance GB - Penzance TR18 4AE
The Union Hotel is in the centre of Penzance. A 5-minute walk from the sea, the 17th-century building houses Hamilton’s Restaurant and also Nelson’s Bar, where there is free WiFi. Rooms at The Union Hotel retain their traditional style, many have e..
Tolcarne Pl GB - TR18 5PR Newlyn
Unassuming family-run pub beside the sea wall. Inside it's narrow and cosy, with 18C beams, a wood burning stove and a long bar. The experienced chef offers appealing, flavoursome dishes which centre around fresh, locally landed fish and shellfish. T..
GB - TR20 9NP Perranuthnoe
A well-established, bright pink pub, in a small village close to the sea; the owner is a local returned home. Menus stick mainly to the classics and fish, landed at nearby Newlyn, is in abundance. Be sure to save room for one of the tasty puddings! C..
GB - TR18 3BB Gulval
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 St GB - TR19 6PF Mousehole
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.
46 New St GB - TR18 2LZ Penzance
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.
The Parade GB - TR19 6PR Mousehole
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..