Getting to Penzance from London
Continue on A40. Take M25, M3, A303 and A30 to Eastern Green/B3311 in Penzance
London Victoria station to Penzance – 10hrs 5 min
London Paddington train to Heathrow
London LHR to Newquay , then taxi or bus to Newquay train station
Train to Penzance via Par.
Accommodation in Penzance
Although Penzance hasn’t got many hotels there are plenty of quality bed and breakfasts and luxury inns. I tried chapel house which is a historic town house hotel with a Georgian style and 6 bedrooms and private suites. White walls and lovely décor – also have a look at blue seas guest house
Where to eat in Penzance
Most bed and breakfasts might include an evening meal, but I would highly recommend clubhouse Cornwall hearty dishes and of course sea food and steaks or perhaps a traditional Cornish pasty along the way
What to do in Penzance
No visit on your Penzance holiday would be complete would be complete without a visit to St Michaels mount – it’s a 3 mile walk from Penzance. If the tide is low you can walk across the path. in high tide take boat.
If sculpture is your thing then I would go to tremenheere sculpture gardens.
Top things to do in Penzance
Whilst on your Penzance holiday there is loads to do
- Long rock – a 10 min bus ride from Penzance train station – it’s safe and ideal for families , kids and young trendy people .it is right by town so there is plenty of shops and restaurants to explore .
- Pothcurno beach – a large beach accessible by bus with a stream where kids paddle – it is protected from the wind by high cliffs
- Don’t forget Minack theatre – an open air amphitheatre overlooking the bay
Lets explore Penzance town
The main Street from the harbour to town centre is chapel Street which dates to the 18th century – the street has a mix of shops, houses and hotels keep an eye out for the Egyptian house.
A museum and gallery and amazing beautiful park showing the historic collections of Penzance town council.
St Michael’s mount
Originally built by Benedictine monks, it has served several roles over the years – coastal fort and stately home.
You can catch the ferry from marazion if the tide is high. Take a tour to the castle, listen to music on the village green and discover the sub-tropical gardens
Open every day from late May to September . it’s a salt water pool right on the edge of the sea – there is a small toddlers pool. Don’t forget to try on e of the amazing sausage rolls at the café.
Vast open spaces, lovely, secluded corners and lovely gardens
Head to the terrace for impressive sea views large grassy are with summer houses and seating. On a clear day you can see across 25 miles of mount bay to the lizard peninsula.