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Penzance Travel Guide


The town itself has much to offer, Morrab Gardens with its sub tropical palms and banana plants is good place to discover the unique flora of this region. The seafront offers magnificent views over Mounts Bay across to St. Michaels Mount and Newlyn and the newly restored seafront Art Deco lido is worth a visit.

Newlyn, 2 miles from Penzance is home to Britain’s 2nd largest fishing fleet, the harbour wall is open to the public to watch fish being landed, nets being mended and the general hub hub of a busy port. A further 2 miles on from Newlyn is the picture postcard village of Mousehole, a must see for all visitors.

The harbour is the home port of the “Scillonian” the daily ferry taking, supplies, visitors and residents to the Scilly Isles, the journey in good weather takes about two and a half hours, the Heliport on Eastern Green has regular helicopter flights, weather permitting, for the 20 minute flight. There are also regular daily flights to the Scilly’s from Lands End airport about 10 miles away. For somewhere so isolated from the rest of the country Penzance has excellent direct rail links with London, Scotland and the North of England.

For a town of its size Penzance has a lively pub and club scene to suit all tastes. Many local restaurants serve fresh Newlyn landed fish and shellfish.

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