Local area – things to do and see in and around Penzance

Out & About without the Car
From Penzance frequent public bus services travel to all major points of interest in the area including Lands End, Porthcurno, Minack Theatre, Mousehole, St Michaels Mount, and St Ives. There is also a scenic railway to St Ives and an open top Bus service around the Peninsula (Summer months). Eden Project, Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula can also be reached by Public Transport. Penzance also has excellent transport links to the Isles of Scilly. For more infomation follow the links below:

Traveline: will give you the departure and arrival times for any journey (Bus, train or ferry) you may wish to make in Cornwall. Visit www.travelinesw.com

National Rail – Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Nearby beaches

Cornwall's beaches are rated among the best in the world   https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/west-cornwall/penzance-town   […]
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St Ives

St. Ives - A Jewel situated at the south-western tip of Cornwall flanked by miles of magnificent coastal scenery, surrounded by tranquil sub-tropical gardens and country lanes that are hedged with wild honeysuckle, foxgloves, montbretia and fuschias.    […]
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Scilly Isles - Day trips

Scilly Isles day trips sail or fly from Penzance and discover some of the idyllic islands that make up the Scillies and for garden lovers don’t forget Tresco Abbey Gardens.  […]
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Land's End

Lands End It's a memory you'll cherish forever - arriving like so many generations before you at one of the world's best loved landmarks. It's a place of almost mystical beauty where the might of the Atlantic meets the towering cliffs of Cornwall - a place where nature is still one of the big attractions. Discover a myriad of wild flowers, soaring seabirds or even seals coming out to play. […]
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Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre Cornwall's Theatre under the stars a unique place to visit all year round. […]
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St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount Explore the amazing island world of St Michael's Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and walk the causeway at low water or enjoy a short motor boat trip when the tide is in - getting to St Michael's Mount is always an adventure. Visit the website […]
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Newlyn Gallery

Experience the Newlyn Art Gallery and major new art space The Exchange, Penzance, are the south west's newest public galleries. Both of our award-winning venues showcase the very best of national and international contemporary art - including that produced in the region. […]
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Kernow Coastering

Explore the cliffs around the Lands End peninsula up close and personal! Take a tour with Kernow Coasteering to experience life on the edge! […]
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Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives - The small Cornish town of St Ives has attracted painters for over a century, amongst its early visitors were J.M.W. Turner, Whistler and the young Sickert. In 1928, on a visit to St Ives, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood discovered the work of retired mariner Alfred Wallis whose untutored paintings of town and seascapes had a profound influence on the development of their work. […]
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Pendennis Castle Falmouth

Discover the wartime secrets of Cornwall’s greatest fortress. Pendennis Castle was built by King Henry VIII to defend against possible attack by Spain and France. Throughout its 450-year history, Pendennis Castle has faced new enemies, right up to the Second World War. See a Tudor gun deck in action, and experience the sights and sounds of battle in the interactive exhibition at the Royal Artillery Barracks. […]
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Newlyn School of Art

Wide range of exciting 1, 2 and 3 day art courses in painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, fabric printing and art history. Newlyn School of Art tutors are among the most respected artists in Cornwall.     […]
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The National Seal Sanctuary

The Sanctuary started in the winter of 1958 when a baby seal, only a few hours old, was washed up on the beach at St Agnes. Ken Jones lived with his wife just one hundred yards from the beach, he picked up the pup and took it back to his small garden. For many years he ran a rescue centre for seals and oiled birds, with just one pool, at St Agnes. The news of his work with seals spread, and he received more and more calls about injured seals. […]
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National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour-side, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. Why not Explore the Museum now? […]
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Lizard & Kynance Coves

The Lizard, the most southerly point of mainland Britain. Marconi Centre, site of ground-breaking wireless experiments. Dramatic cliff-top walks, rare wildflowers and unique geology. Home to England's rarest breeding bird - the Cornish Chough. Kynance Bay, white-sand, turquoise water and multi-coloured islands. […]
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Mouse Hole

Mousehole is a pretty fishing village only three miles from Penzance. Mousehole, pronounced Mowzol, still retains its Cornish character, with narrow streets, granite housing and still worked fishing harbour. […]
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