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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

  • The Queens Hotel

    The Promenade GB - Penzance TR18 4HG

    Prix Prices from : 87 £

    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..

  • Hotel Penzance Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Britons Hill GB - Penzance TR18 3AE

    Prix Prices from : 72 £

    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..

  • Wellington Hotel

    Market Square GB - St Just TR19 7HD

    Prix Prices from : 55 £

    Located near the popular coastal town of Penzance, this historic hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar serving real ales and good quality food. Parking is available in the Market Square outside the hotel or in the large free car park nearby. ..

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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

    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 Street Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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 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..

  • Old Coastguard Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • 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, great local art and a suntrap rear terrace. Tasty, wholesome, carefully prepared pub classics showcase quality local produce, including plenty of seafood. Service is..

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