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

Please note: The follow number in brackets indicates the position on the map above.

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. Penznace 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 website or Tel: 0871 200 22 33

Cornall Public Transport – Visit website or Tel: 01872 322003
National Rail – Visit website or Tel: 08457 48 49 50

Location of Tremorvah Cottage (1)

Penzance is the perfect base to discover Cornwall. The unspoilt coastline with its stunning landscape of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches on the north coast and quaint fishing villages and picturesque coves on the South coast. Visitors will enjoy some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe.

St Michael’s Mount (2)

St Michael's MountExplore 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

Land’s End (3)

Lands EndIt’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.
Visit the website

South West Coast Path (4)

South West Coast PathThe South West Coast Path is on our doorstep. Penzance is an excellent base to access over 60 miles of stunning coastline. Whether you enjoy an afternoon stroll or a more challenging hike, this trail is one of Britain’s best walking routes.
visit www.swcp.org.uk

Beaches & Penzance’s Jubilee Pool

Jubilee PoolThe Jubilee pool is a lovely art-deco open air swimming pool just 2 mins walk from the cottage.

West Cornwall has magnificent beaches quiet coves and family friendly sandy Beaches they also provide the opportunity to have a go at all kinds of water sports. Follow the link for more infomation. For information on beaches in the area – Visit website . For informaion on the Jubilee Pool – Visit website

Minack Theatre (5)

minack theatre

Cornwall’s Theatre under the stars a unique place to visit all year round.

Visit the website



Penlee House Gallery & Museum (6)

Penlee Penlee House Gallery & Museum is an elegant gallery set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions mainly feature famous ‘Newlyn School’ and Lamorna Group artists (1880-1930). Visit website



Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Art Gallery 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.

Visit website


St Ives (7)

St IvesSt. 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.

The Eden Project (8)

The Eden ProjectMore than just a green theme park, then? Eden is about connecting plants, people and places. We are a living demonstration of regeneration and we aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally. We don’t have all the answers, we don’t want to tell others what to think; what we do is invite people to explore their world afresh.
Visit the website

 Geevor Tin Mine SunsetGeevor Tin Mine (9)

Here Cornwall’s mining history comes to life Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with many surface buildings, a guided underground tour through 18th / 19th century workings, a shop and a cafe. Visit the website

 Scillonian 2014Scilly Isles – Day trips (10)

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. Visit the website

Ancient Stone sites (11)

StonesAncient Stone sites Merry Maidens, Men anTol, Lanyon Quoit.




Enchanting gardens of Cornwall (12)

Gardens of CornwallCornwall is often described as the ‘garden capital of the world’ as the lush vegetation and colour give garden lovers a feast for the eyes all year round. Whether you are a serious horticulturalist, specialist gardener, enthusiastic amateur, holidaymaker or a day-tripper, Cornwall’s magnificent gardens can show you everything from wild woodland to neatly manicured lawns, the small and unusual, those with eccentric features, to the large and famous – whose plants, flowers, palms and trees thrive in Cornwall’s mild coastal climate. Visit the website

Mousehole (13)

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.

Lizard Coves (14)

Lizard CovesThe 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.


National Maritime Museum (15)

National Maritime MuseumHoused 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?
Visit the website


The National Seal Sanctuary (16)

Seal SancturyThe 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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Newlyn School of Art (17)

The school is situated in the famous artistic colony of Newlyn and provides exciting art courses in painting, drawing, print making, stone carving and art history.

One, two and three day courses you can join in with every week.

Visit the website


Pendennis Castle (18)

PendennisDiscover 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. Visit the website

Tate St Ives (19)

tate St IvesThe 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. Visit the website

Kernow Coasteering

St Michael's Mount


Explore the cliffs around the Lands End peninsula up close and personal! Take a tour with Kernow Coasteering to experience life on the edge!
Visit the website


Chysauster Ancient Village (20)

This Iron Age settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The village consisted of eight stone-walled homesteads known as ‘courtyard houses’, found only on the Land’s End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. The houses line a ‘village street’, and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms. There are also the remains of an enigmatic ‘fogou’ underground passage. Visit the website