Tourism

Penzance Official Guide

For a free copy of the Penzance Official Guide, post or email your request with name and address to the Town Clerk.

Penzance 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 remains, rounds and medieval crosses, churches, chapels, farm towns and shops. Marked by 16 individual waymarkers.

The Town Trail booklets are available from the Town Council office, Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, Penzance TR18 4HE.

 

 

 

Heritage Plaque Scheme

In 2008, Penzance Town Council launched a Heritage Plaque scheme aimed at celebrating the lives of prominent individuals who were born, lived, worked and/or died in Penzance Parish. The plaques are sited on buildings closely associated with the person and they identify the particular contribution that individual made, either locally or further afield. 
 
Penzance is a relatively small town but one remarkably rich in people who have made major contributions, not only to the life of this town but nationally and in other countries as well. The Town Council felt it appropriate to celebrate these people as well as the historical sites associated with them.  
 
A list of the plaques erected to date is attached 'here'. 
 
The Town Council is seeking nominations for suitable candidates with the reasons for their inclusion and the building with which they are associated. The scheme will develop over the years and if anyone would like to put forward a suggestion, please contact the Town Clerk using the details on this website.  

Local Attractions

The principal year-round tourist attraction in Penzance is Penlee House Gallery and Museum and the major annual tourist events are the Golowan Festival (June) and the Newlyn Fish Festival (August Bank Holiday Monday). 

Other Penzance attractions include:

Jubilee Pool

Newlyn & Exchange Gallery

Penzance Leisure Centre

Penlee Open Air Theatre
 
Online resource for visitors to West Cornwall  - Welcome to West Cornwall Centre

Visitor guides to Cornwall   -  Cornwall Guide        Visit Cornwall

Penzance Tourist Association


Other useful web sites for visitors to Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole, Mount's Bay and the rest of West Cornwall include :

Golowan                                                                             Hayle

Marazion                                                                            Newlyn

Penzance                                                                           St Ives

St Just Heritage Area                                                    Sennen
 

Visitor attractions with their own web sites include :-

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

Land's End 

Minack Theatre and Exhibition Centre

The National Trust web site has details of the Levant Mine and Beam Engine at Pendeen, the nearby Botallack Count House, and St Michael's Mount, Marazion.

The NT's Trengwainton Gardens at Madron, near Penzance.

Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Hayle 
 
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum 

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives 
 

Travel information -:

Ferry service to Isles of Scilly from Penzance
 
Skybus flights to Isles of Scilly from Land's End Airport 

National railway information

National Express Coach 

First Group buses throughout Cornwall

First Great Western rail

 

Accommodation -:

Penzance Places to Stay

Stay In Cornwall