The most westerly harbour in the english channel, Penzance has been a significant tourist and business centre for hundreds of years. The town enjoys the most temperate climate of the British Isles. The beaches are safe and pollution free and there is plenty to see and do.
Ancient fishing villages, cliff-top walks, sub-tropical vegetation and a wealth of industrial and maritime heritage combine with early Christian history and Celtic legend to make the district surrounding Penzance a fascinating area to explore. The rugged coastline hides secluded coves and caves with a history of smugglers and wreckers.
Penzance's Local Attractions
Penlee House Gallery & Museum presents a changing programme of exhibitions that focus on the unique historic art of west Cornwall, including the world-famous Newlyn School artists.