About Penzance

Welcome to the website of Penzance Council.  On this site you will find information about the work of the town council and Penzance generally.  

Penzance is the most westerly large town in England and is the gateway to the beautiful Penwith Peninsula.  Sited within the shelter of Mount's Bay, Penzance is an historic port and a centre of tourism, as well as a busy town.  

Penzance also includes within its civic boundaries the working port of Newlyn and the picturesque villages of Mousehole, Gulval and Paul, as well as the residential village of Heamoor.

Penzance is twinned with Cuxhaven in Germany, Concarneau in France, Nevada City, California and Bendigo in Australia.