Things to do in Penzance Idylic seaside town surrounded by stunning scenery Are you looking for things to do in Penzance? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time. Known for... Fishing and Pirates Did you know... Penzance has one of the oldest surviving art-deco swimming pools in the country, dating back to the early 20th century. Penzance is the home of the pirates in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance. Penzance's 'The Savoy' is reputedly the oldest continuously used cinema in Britain.
Attractions Kernow Coasteering The UK's most westerly coasteering centre offering coasteering around Penzance and St. Ives. Recommended by Matthew, Penzance “It was great fun and a fantastic day out. Matt was an excellent guide and tutor and he is good value for money. Our group was five adults and Matt was able to take us out along a section of the more rugged north Cornish coast which was quite spectacular! Not only was the scenery brilliant but the route Matt takes you along is adventurous, thrilling and full of fun. We even saw a seal at one point. We were out for about 3 hrs and it flew by.”
Jubilee Outdoor Bathing Pool Jubilee Pool is one of the few remaining Art Deco 1930s Lidos that has now become established as one of Cornwall’s landmarks.
Mên An Tol FREE This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain.
Lanyon Quoit FREE Lanyon Quoit is the best-known Cornish quoit, as it stands right beside the road leading from Madron to Morvah.
Chysauster Ancient Village English Heritage - The houses line a 'village street', and each had an open central courtyard.
St Michael's Mount National Trust - Enchanting island with medieval castle and church. Recommended by Alison Dawes, Worcester
Parks Princess May Recreation Ground FREE An attractive green open space. It has a modern skate-bowl, playground, trim trail and large open green space.
Morrab Gardens FREE These lovely public gardens are situated just off the town centre and have been looked after by the Council since they were bought.
Beaches Mounts Bay Little Hogus FREE The beaches are formed by an expanse of hard sand backed by coastal protection walls of granite. Recommended by C Davis, Penzance
Galleries Penlee House Gallery And Art Museum Charming art gallery and museum with beautiful gardens and a lovely cafe too. ☎ 01736363625 Recommended by Lindy Hine, Cornwall
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