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
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..
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.
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..
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..
Market Square GB - St Just TR19 7HD
Prix Prices from : 28 £
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. ..
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.
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..
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..
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.
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..