Penzance Things to Do

  • Bus trip to Lands End
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  • Bus trip to Lands End
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  • 1. Chapel Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Market Jew St is the main street in Penzance but my favourite is Chapel St. If you turn left at the top of Market Jew St it will bring you into Chapel St and you’ll soon see why I like it. A few...

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  • 2. Architecture

    Regent Square was built from local granite in 1839 specifically to house the local 'gentry' (upper-middle-class wealthy residents). The square is absolutely lovely, with the buildings beautifully...

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  • 3. Walking

    Penzance has excellent views across Mounts Bay: to one side, St Michael's Mount and Marazion, to the other Newlyn. The Mounts Bay side of the seafront is largely taken up with harbour, dry dock and a...

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  • 4. Penlee House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Situated in Penlee Park, Penlee House is a large Victorian home built for a wealthy local family in 1865 - but it’s not for that reason that you should make your way here. The park was bought by the...

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  • 5. Minack Theatre

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bus 1/1A leaves Penzance bus station hourly for Porthcurno .Drops you off at Porthcurno car park,takes about 40 minutes. Then a quarter of a mile uphill walk to Minack Theatre. The Theatre is...

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  • 6. Egyptian House

    4 out of 5 stars

    I've looked at a lot of buildings in a lot of English cities, towns and villages over the years and have never seen anything like this oddity. All things Egyptian were hugely in fashion at the start...

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  • 7. Jubilee Pool

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jubilee Pool was opened in 1935 in the year of King George V's Silver Jubilee and was one of the best designed lidos of that era. The pool was built upon a traditional bathing spot at the Battery...

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  • 8. Market House

    The most obvious landmark in Penzance is undoubtedly the Market House. This fine Victorian building is topped with a dome that looks down over Market Jew St and the rest of the town. Lloyds Bank are...

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  • 9. Local History

    I had never associated Penzance with the Brontes at all. Charlotte ('Jane Eyre'), Emily ('Wuthering Heights', Anne ('The Tenant of Wildfell Hall') and their rather sad drug-addict brother Branwell...

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  • 10. St Germoe's Church - Daytrip

    This ancient, charming little church is just a couple minutes drive from where I was staying; I took many photos as it just begged for it! The church stands in the centre of the village. The current...

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  • 11. trip to Mousehole

    From Penzance bus station a mini bus number 6 ,take 20 minutes and is every 20 minutes..Dont miss a trip to Mousehole ,it is a pretty place ,round its little harbour.Mousehole is a small village. The...

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  • 12. ODDS AND ENDS

    From Penzance there is a regular ferry to St Marys, on The Isles of Scilly. Ferry 0915 back by 1915 on day trip , Please check price around £20. Ferry carries 485 passengers. you can also take a...

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  • 13. porthcurno

    The village of Porthcurno is a few miles from Penzance Cornwall , it is the starting place for the walk to Minack Openair Theatre ,after leaveing the 1/1A bus at the car park. In Porthcurno is the...

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  • 14. St Mary's Church

    St Mary's stands on a hillock near the sea, a prominent landmark for those out on the water. There has been a place of worship on the site since at least the 1200s, when a small chapel (from which...

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  • 15. Boat Trips

    I totally recommend going on this boat ride to watch marine wildlife with this company Marine Discovery Penzance. The boat is a rigid inflatable which seats about 10 passengers plus the skipper, and...

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  • 16. Bus trip to Lands End

    From Penzance bus station there is a bus hourly to Lands End. Number 1/1A is normally a opentop double deck bus. Obtain a bus timtable booklet from bus station. Lovel scenery round narrow roads. At...

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  • 17. Coasteering

    If you're in west Cornwall, give coasteering a go with Kernow Coasteering, who are based in Penzance. This exhilarating activity will allow you to get up close and personal with the stunning cliffs in...

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  • 18. Morrab Gardens

    Located close to the promenade, just behind the library, this pleasantly decorated park is tidy and quiet. It is also chock full of cool sub-tropical flowers and plants. There is a bandstand for...

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  • 19. Town Trail

    If you want to explore the town, you can't do better than to follow the Penzance Town Trail. This takes you on a circular route through the town, tracing its story through buildings and historical...

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  • 20. Saint Michael's Mount - Daytrip

    Saint Michael's Mount rises 230 feet from sea level to the top of the castle. Situated 500 yards offshore and reacheable by small boats from Marazion harbour. The grandeur of Saint Michael's Mount...

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  • 21. Marazion

    Buses leave Penzance bus station for Marazion viliage ,which is opposite St Michaels Mount which is 500 meters out to sea. Depending on the tide you can walk a cobbled causeway or take a boat to the...

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  • 22. Penzance Ghost Walk

    Admit it - you love to be creeped out. This ghost tour of Penzance by Ian Addicoat, a renowned author and ghost hunter, whose accolades include an appearance on...

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  • 23. Use The Free Internet At The Library

    There are a few internet cafes in Penzance, but there's no need for them, at least not for visitors. The local public library has free internet access on 14...

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