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About Penzance

A beautiful corner of Cornwall steeped in history and beauty, there are loads of things to do in Penzance. A holiday destination that’s perfect for family getaways, romantic breaks, active escapes or just getting away from it all for a few days – no wonder it’s one of the best-loved corners of Cornwall.

If you’re looking for what to do in Penzance then you won’t need to look for long. Enjoy the tranquillity of Trengwainton, the cultural delights of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and the quirky magic of Tanglewood Wild Garden, or you could just feast your eyes on the majestic Lanyon Quoit dolmen.

Coastal attractions include the wonderful Minack Theatre and Land’s End whilst out to sea you have the equally incredible sight of St Michael’s Mount and the stunning Isles of Scilly. With great pubs, cafes and restaurants plus shops and attractions, it’s a must-visit holiday destination.

Find things to do in Penzance with our holiday articles below. And if you’re feeling inspired, you can also take a look at some lovely holiday cottages there too!

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What to do in Cornwall when it’s Raining

With so much to see and do, Cornwall allows you to plan your holiday perfectly. There are beautiful beaches, amazing activities and so many things to do that you won’t possibly fit them in to a single break.

But the one thing you can’t control is the weather! Despite having the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, when the heavens do open in Cornwall they can put a dampener on visiting some of its most iconic sights.

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Cycling in Cornwall

Cycling in Cornwall is a delight. The region’s rural beauty and its network of cycle trails offer plenty for experienced riders or families looking to stretch their legs in the countryside.

There are coastal routes, woodland trails, peaks, valleys and everything in-between. In fact there’s something to meet the needs of every single cyclist – regardless of age and ability.

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Best Beaches

In the far south west of Britain, the county of Cornwall is blessed with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK...and literally hundreds of beautiful beaches. To the north, golden sands are dominated by cliffs and Atlantic rollers, whilst the south coast enjoys calmer coves, harbours and estuaries.

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Cultural Cornwall

World-renowned for sand, surf and summer holidays, Cornwall also enjoys a fantastically thriving, international arts scene which can happily be enjoyed, whatever the weather.

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Wild Swimming

Along Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, sandy coves and smugglers’ inlets are set amid rugged scenery. The south coast is gentle with several meandering estuaries while the north is wilder and bears the full brunt of south-westerly swells. The region, which has inspired writers and artists from Daphne du Maurier to Barbara Hepworth, has become very popular, but there are plenty of secret places if you want to escape the crowds.

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