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..
Abbey Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AR
Set high above the historic harbour in Penzance, Abbey Hotel overlooks the famous Mount's Bay. Originally built in 1660, it was modernised in 1820 with a distinctive Georgian Gothic theme. It includes free Wi-Fi access for all guests, free on-site pa..
The Promenade GB - Penzance TR18 4HG
Prix Prices from : 70 £
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..
20 Chapel Street GB - Penzance TR18 4AW
Prix Prices from : 110 £
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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.
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.
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.