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Places To Sleep Around Penzance

by psychocy


My girlfriend and I are going to England for 3 months on a limited backpacking budget this spring-summer. The first day we'll arrive in Penzance we'll need to have cheap accomodations for a couple nights until the chalet we are staying in becomes available a few days later.

We are bringing a tent and are more than willing to camp, but we don't know if there are any campgrounds in or around Penzance that we could get to before nightfall. Our train will arrive there around 4:00pm, so we can't hike too far if we're going to camp or go to a hostel. We could take a taxi, if the fare to where we're going is low, but what I don't want to do is spend a bunch of cash on a hotel for the first few nights.

Any ideas? Any campgrounds, hostels, cheap hotels, or public camping sites in or around Penzance? Any stretches of land nobody would care about me pitching tent in? Anybody who lives around there and would be willing to put us up on your property for a small fee?

Trying to save as much money as possible for the fun things...

Regards and thanks,

Re: Places To Sleep Around Penzance

by elisabethmarriott


There are quite a few camp sites around Penzance. Try for a list of sites and theres also a YMCA in Penzance. I think you can book online too.
Have fun, its such a beautiful part of the UK.

Re: Places To Sleep Around Penzance

by brazzi

i went past a basic campsite on the main road, by passing the town centre,it looks like the type of place
you can just pitch up, and a guy collects the fee later?
its a good location as there is a 24 hour tesco super market close by for food, beer,etc.
also try website, cornwallfarwest.
for campsites,hotels, b and b, property rentals

Travel Tips for Penzance

The town

by angelis

Penzance is a small town and the best to explore it is to wander on foot and discover all those little alleyways. It was while taking a turning off the main street that I found the little chemist where Humphrey Davy had his apprenticeship. Humphrey Davy is a town hero; there is even a pub in Penzance named after him ( the ultimate British accolade!)
He is famous for inventing the light on miners hats.
Click on the photo to read the plaque.

Penzance, Cornwall

by leafmcgowan

"Penzance the Pirate Port"

Notorious for its historic association with 'Pirates' ... Penzance is a small resort town, port, and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is the most westerly economic town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles west of Plymouth and 300 miles from London. It's name means "Holy Headland" in Cornish which refers to the chapel of St. Anthony standing a thousand years ago on the headland to the west of what is now Penzance Harbour. For a long bit of its history, its icon was the severed 'holy head' of St. John the Baptist. The Earliest history of Penzance was found in Iron Age settlements such as the Lescudjack Castle within the parish boundaries. Iron age settlements can be found throughout the area. Penzance was first referred to by its name as a place for landing fish in 1322. Penzance was victim to frequent raiding by Turkish Pirates. One of its oldest buildings is 'The Turk's Head Pub'. It was granted Royal Charters in 1512 and was incorporated in 1614. 1578 Penzance was affected by the Plague and according to Madron registers demonstration of massive death increases occured at this time (10%+ of the population of the time). 1595 a Spanish force led by Don Carlos de Amesquita landed troops in Cornwall seizing supplies, raiding and burning Penzance and its fellow villages down to the ground. In the 15th century Henry the IV granted the town a Royal Market. Penzance was struck by the plague a second time in 1647. Penzance has long been associated with its sister Village, Madron, which was a center of religious activity until 1871 when St. Mary's Church was granted parish status by church authorities. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake caused a tsunamic to strike the Cornish Coast focalizing in Penzance. With Queen Victoria on the throne in 1837 - Penzance was a notable regional center and hosted the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall in 1814. 1817 Penzance introduced the miner's safety tamping bar. 1812 Saw pier expansions and growth. 1852 the West Cornwall Railway terminated in Penzance harbour and later taken over by Great Western Railway in 1866. This allowed for perishables to be brought back and forth through the port as well as increased tourism. Popular also for its dry dock and engineering facilities - it became the western depot for Trinity House and serviced al lthe lighthouses and lightships from Stuart Point to Trevose Head. Penzance currently boasts a population of over 21,000 inhabitants. Facing the south-east on to the English Channel and sheltered by Mount's Bay, it gets the most temperate warmer climate to be found in England.


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