Penzance holidays set you in the most westerly major town in the county, while still being the largest town in West Cornwall. With its location in Mount’s Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in or watch sailing and water sports in the calm waters that provide great conditions whatever the time of year.
Culture in the area can be seen all over Penzance from the museums, art galleries, the cubist Lido by the sea and the unusual Egyptian House, to the nearby Newlyn Fish Festival in August and the St Ives Festival in September which brings together arts and music. Penzance is full of history too; the harbour was built in 1512 and has been lively and bustling ever since. It is still a focal point of the town and is the main commercial centre for the entire Land’s End peninsula.
Penzance holidays give you a little insight into life as a smuggler or pirate with plenty of caves and coves that you can explore. With this history of smuggling and pirates it’s no surprise that the town was the inspiration behind Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy opera, Pirates of Penzance.
St Michael’s Mount, a world-famous landmark is something that everybody going on a holiday to Cornwall must see. You’ll be just a stone’s throw away from this breathtaking island, which can be accessed by foot via a causeway at low tide and by boat during high tide. Visit the fantastic castle or take a stroll around the 18th century village, with stables, pilchard press and pubs.
You’ll be surrounded by beaches when staying in Penzance, so if you’re looking to relax by the sea then you’ll be in your element. The town has a number of beaches, one which is made up of pebbles and is only visible at low or mid tide, and one further out which is ideally sheltered and offers a wide stretch of golden sand. Nearby, you also have pretty coves and bays, in villages such as Mousehole and Marazion.
There are several attractions surrounding Penzance too. Marvel at the cliff top structure of the Minack Theatre, or take a trip to Land’s End landmark, where you can have your photograph taken standing under the famous signpost. Holidays in Penzance offer something for everyone, from couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to families on the go, who could easily fill every day with activities.
Penzance holidays give you a little insight into life as a smuggler or pirate with plenty of caves and coves that you can explore
Not far from Land’s End, and surrounded by wonderful countryside and delightful coastline, Penzance holidays offer all the benefits of an urban break on the edge of West Cornwall. Our wide collection of accommodation in Penzance offers everything from hotels to holiday cottages, so you’ll be able to find the perfect base for your stay.