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Things to do in Penzance

Penzance, in West Cornwall, is a vibrant town with a rich heritage, boasting what is perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful bays.

West Cornwall is to many the real Cornwall, with its unspoilt landscape beautiful beaches and fishing Coves. Penzance is a vibrant town with a rich heritage, in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. The area is steeped in Cornish heritage, myth and legend and has the highest density of ancient sites and monuments in Europe.

Gateway to Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly

The road and rail links surrounding Penzance make it the ideal base to explore the beautiful area of West Cornwall.

Getting to and from Penzance and the neighbouring villages is easily done via the A30 and A38. The railway, which reaches to north Scotland and west Wales, terminates at Penzance.

West Cornwall has exhilarating walking and cycling routes along moorland trails and coastal footpaths and it is a paradise for the bird watcher and plant lover.

The area’s surfing venues are some of the best in Europe or for those who prefer a leisurely swim make sure you take a visit to Penzance’s magical art-deco Jubilee swimming pool.

Exploding with art and culture, Penzance is home to three world class galleries, The Exchange, Penlee House Gallery and Museum and nearby Newlyn Art Gallery.