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Places to visit in Cornwall - Penzance: A Seaside Gem for Adventurous Souls

What’s on, my Ansom?

We’re back again today with another instalment in our series designed to inform your holiday plans! Looking at some of the best places to visit in Cornwall, you can use these quick guides to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to plan your trip!

Today you’re going to learn about a town not too far from Roselidden - Penzance! A town steeped in Cornish history. There’s plenty to do in and around Penzance. Let’s jump into it!

On the Coast

Penzance is blessed with a breathtaking coastline that boasts sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. For beach lovers, a visit to the iconic Mount's Bay is a must. With St. Michael's Mount perched atop a small island in the bay, you'll feel you've stepped into a storybook. Explore the causeway during low tide or take a boat ride for a closer look at this enchanting castle.

St Michaels Mount in Penzance, Cornwall

Soak in the Maritime Heritage

For history buffs, Penzance offers a fascinating maritime heritage to explore. The Penzance Promenade, adorned with charming Victorian architecture, is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. Don't forget to visit the Penlee House Gallery and Museum to delve into the town's art and history. The rich tales of piracy, smugglers, and maritime adventures will leave you mesmerised!

Gardens and Parks

Penzance's temperate climate nurtures a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers. Be sure to visit Morrab Gardens, a tropical oasis with lush greenery and beautiful blooms. Picnic among palm trees and take in the peaceful ambiance. Penlee Park is another splendid option to enjoy a relaxed afternoon, boasting well-maintained gardens and a delightful open-air theatre.

Embrace the Arts

Art enthusiasts will find Penzance a haven of creativity. This town has inspired numerous writers and artists throughout history, and you'll see why. The Exchange Gallery is a contemporary art hub that exhibits a diverse range of artistic talents. Catch a live performance at the Penzance Arts Club or cosy up in one of the town's charming cafes to read some literature with a local flair.

A Foodie's Delight

Prepare your taste buds for a treat! Penzance offers a delectable range of local delicacies that will leave you craving more. The town's culinary scene offers a gastronomic feast of freshly caught seafood and scrumptious Cornish pastries.

The Cork and Fork, Waterside Meadery and The Shore are fantastic local restaurants that won’t disappoint!

Don't miss the chance to savour a traditional Cornish cream tea – just remember, JAM FIRST!

Thrilling Outdoor Adventures

Adventure seekers, rejoice! Penzance is your playground. Hop on a boat and go dolphin and whale watching, a thrilling experience that will stay with you forever. For adrenaline junkies, there are ample opportunities for surfing, windsurfing, and paddle boarding. Alternatively, you can go on scenic hikes along the South West Coast Path and get rewarded with awe-inspiring views.

Ready to go?

So there you have it, pals!

Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, an art enthusiast, or a food lover, Penzance has something to offer everyone. From its stunning coastal landscapes to its rich cultural heritage, this charming town is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. So, pack your bags and let Penzance weave its magic on your soul. The memories you'll make here will be cherished for a lifetime.

If you think we’ve missed any other top spots in Penzance, or there’s anywhere else you’d like to hear about, leave us a comment below! We’d love to hear from you!

Later on!


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