About Penzance - South Western Cornwall
The south-west of Cornwall is where Summer lingers, and Autumn touches Spring. A climate of its own, Penzance hosts some of the most beautiful sub-tropical gardens
and golden sandy beaches in the UK.
Never short of interest or spectacle for the visitor, the ancient market town of Penzance offers an interesting mix of art galleries, smuggler's taverns, fine restaurants, local shops and a busy working harbour.
It is an ideal base for exploring West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with transport links from Penzance by helicopter and ferry. Stunning coastal walks stretch in either direction; towards Newlyn and Mousehole in the west and Marazion and Praa Sands in the east; transporting ramblers through a diverse landscape combining picturesque fishing villages, white sandy beaches, secluded smuggling coves and dramatic heather-clad cliff tops.
Penzance is an ideal hub for a weekend get away or family holiday. Its transport links mean it is accessable to those without a car.