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10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Cornwall

Cornwall, there’s nowhere like it. It is the thinnest part of England chewed and rutted by glaciers and erosion; a jagged sea-cloaked peninsula sprayed with brine tidings of the deep. Regal headlands are crowned with miniature prairies, that in summer blush with heather, and gild with corn marigolds. Green lanes, like rabbit warrens wend and twist down, and down to sleepy crab pot fishing villages...


Going Solo at Hotel Penzance

Gone are the days where solo travel was just for school-leavers and backpackers. A new wave is here: highly educated tourists, with established lives and credit scores, and a hankering for the freedom and relaxation of going solo. In recent times, the proportion of single-person households in the UK has climbed to an unprecedented 31%. But solo travel is not just for singles. It should come as little...


A Line in the Sand—Keeping England’s Mediterranean Clean

“I don’t know it well, but we used to holiday there when I was a kid”. “I’ve always loved Cornwall, go every summer. Have for 20 years”.  Go anywhere in the country and you’re likely to hear such phrases. Cornwall is arguably the UK’s most popular staycation destination. During a fine summer you could say the Med is an alternative to Cornwall...


Top Day Trips from Hotel Penzance

We love welcoming guests to Hotel Penzance from all over the UK and beyond. Many people choose to stay here to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions that Cornwall offers, and there is plenty to see and do during your stay in Penzance. Here are some of the best day trips we recommend to our guests. Visit the Scilly Isles One of the must-do trips during your time in Penzance is to take a boat trip...


Ah Hoy! Who were the Real Pirates of Penzance?

Ah Hoy! Who were the Real Pirates of Penzance?  When you hear about the Pirates of Penzance, no doubt, you’ll think of the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan “The Pirates of Penzance” that dates back to the 1870s when it was first shown in Broadway, New York. The video below gives us a glimpse into the musical- just to get us in the mood of the pirate’s life! ...