Penzance

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Bank Hols: 10am - 4pm

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Places to stay in Penzance

The vibrant coastal town of Penzance is a fantastic destination for a holiday - scenic, rich in history and filled with great places to eat and drink. Its position at the south-westerly tip of England has led to a long association with pirates and plunder, but there are even older stories to discover in its Celtic monuments and stone circles.

Penzance is also home to the Wharfside Shopping Centre, the largest retail centre for miles around with a variety of fashion, toy and homeware shops. With the Eden Project only a short journey away, there truly is something everybody can enjoy on a visit to Penzance.

 
Hostels in Penzance
Hostels in Penzance

YHA Penzance is set within a refurbished mansion a short walk from the town, offering a superbly comfortable place to stay while you explore this area of Cornwall. The nearby YHA Land's End is a great alternative, with beautiful sea views and camping available on-site.

 

Five Free Things To Do in Penzance

Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Visitors can find a treasure trove of fine art, natural history and archaeology exhibitions in this museum. Admission is free on Saturdays.

National Dahlia Collection
Home to an incredible variety of dahlias in almost every colour imaginable, this is a great experience for flower lovers. As their growth is seasonal, it's best to visit in spring or summer.

Stone circles
The mysterious stone circles of Boscawen-Un, the Merry Maidens and Tregeseal East all have interesting stories attached to them - ask the locals to find out more!

Carn Euny Ancient Village
These extremely well-preserved Iron Age ruins are testament to the ancient history that's all around Penzance. Visitors can see the foundations of stone houses and an underground passage.

Mousehole
A trip to this pretty and charmingly-named fishing village is a must while you're in Penzance. Don't forget to sample the local stargazy pie!

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