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Royaume-Uni, Angleterre, Cornouailles, Penwith, Grande-Bretagne  - View of Penzance harbour
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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

  • Artist Residence

    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 Wi-Fi, and an art gallery to explore. The bespoke style of each bright and airy bedroom is complemented by ame..

  • Union Hotel

    Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance GB - Penzance TR18 4AE

  • Hotel Penzance

    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..

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Restaurants Penzance

  • 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.

  • Coldstreamer Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - Gulval TR18 3BB

    Handsome pub in the heart of Gulval with a large bar and a bright dining room. Concise menus feature local, seasonal produce; cooking is clean, generous and modern, with more elaborate dishes in the evening. Popular wine dinners. Fresh, well-appointe..

  • 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..

  • 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 and a suntrap rear terrace. Ever-changing menus showcase local produce, including plenty of seafood from Newlyn; wholesome dishes are neatly presented and vibrantly f..

  • 2 Fore Street Quite comfortable restaurant 

    2 Fore St GB - Mousehole TR19 6PF

    Bright, friendly, all-day café and bistro in a pretty harbourside setting; popular with locals and tourists alike. Menus are based on the best of the day's catch and feature simple, unfussy preparations. Brunch is a feature at weekends.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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