Penzance is a lovely place to visit with a rich heritage, beautiful gardens and lovely scenic coastline. The town’s entertainment includes a variety of music, dance, drama, comedy and film at The Acorn, and during the summer months you can see a performance including drama and opera at the clifftop open air Minack Theatre. The restaurants here are plentiful, with a great choice of cuisines ranging from Mexican to French, and you’ll find many pubs, bars and live music in the town with a range of styles.
For a shopping trip, there are plenty of high street stores as well as independent shops, and you’ll also find the Wharfside Shopping Centre here. The range of business conference venues in the town include those at The Queens Hotel and The Acorn, and the nearest airport for international flights is Newquay Airport.
Penzance Car Hire
Wherever you are in Penzance, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Penzance car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While you’re in and around Penzance you could visit these places:
This is a lovely open air theatre situated on a cliff overlooking the sea which you can visit to watch a summer performance or come to explore the terraces and stage as well as backstage. From the theatre, built in the early 1930’s, you can have amazing views across the coastline and sea and see the sub-tropical gardens. There’s also an exhibition centre where you can learn about the Theatre’s history.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Here you can see interesting collections displaying the history of the region and its people, and includes industrial exhibits, fine art with historic paintings of the area, decorative arts, archaeological finds, historical photographs and natural history.
St. Michael’s Mount
Not far from Penzance you can come to this tidal island located in Mount’s Bay. There’s a small village community here and you can have a guided tour around the village to learn about the interesting history of the island and its people, and see original buildings from the past. There are subtropical gardens with many colours and scents and you can see the medieval castle and its rooms, including the Garrison Room with a collection of armoury and the Chevy Chase Room with detailed frieze.
A short distance from Penzance is this great Park where you can see a variety of birds such as great grey owls and Caribbean flamingos, and mammals including red pandas and miniature donkeys. There are summer flying shows and animal feeding sessions and the Park has an indoor play barn and you can see the gardens with beautiful flowers along with streams and ponds.
Geevor Tin Mine
Not too far from the town is this Tin Mine Museum, a former 20th century tin mine. You can explore original buildings and see the machinery that was used, including the Processing Mill, and learn about the history of the mine and the life of the miners here.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
In these gardens you can see beautiful displays with sub-tropical plants and trees and includes bamboo and palm trees. You can enjoy the woodlands and there are a number of interesting contemporary sculptures around the gardens, and with scenic views across the coast.
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