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Cornwall: Off the Beaten Track

Discover some of Penzance's best kept secrets Here at Hotel Penzance, we are passionate about Cornwall’s greatest attractions, but also would like to highlight some more ‘off the grid’ underrated places or activities in Cornwall that you won’t want to miss out on whilst visiting our hotel in Penzance. If you have checked in to our Edwardian hotel looking for a quiet, relaxing...


Game of Thrones Prequel Filming in Cornwall

One of our local Cornish news sources labelled this as “a nerdy tv show being filmed in Cornwall”. That doesn’t really do Game of Thrones justice. It wasn’t a niche series, with cult fans, and relentless inside jokes – it was number two on Empire’s best tv shows ever list. In fact, never has such an epic and unapologetic fantasy series graced our screens, credited...


7 of the Most Famous Cornish Foods to Try

Google top foodie destinations in the UK and Cornwall will be high on people’s lists. The rugged tip of the great South West Peninsula, lashed by fertile seas, and home to the lushest pastureland. In the 1970s, celebrated chef Rick Stein helped put Cornwall on the food map, and what followed was a gastronomic revolution. These days Cornwall is synonymous with fantastic food, from homely pub...


8 Of Cornwall’s Must Visit Gardens

Pure light and oceanic air. South West Cornwall is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. On either side of the peninsula, the sea shifts between deep blues, greys and greens, shot through with silver and foaming white. The landscape is beautiful in its own right, but it also creates a unique subtropical microclimate. The Gulf Stream protects south-westerly Cornwall, making it the...


How well do you know Cornwall’s beaches?

Cornwall is home to over 300 beaches with some rated the best in the world. Here in West Cornwall we have our fair share of these beautiful sandy coves; many within easy reach of Hotel Penzance. Of course, the cornish coastline is sadly out of bounds for many at the moment. Some of you may have even had your Cornish breaks postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus, and many more of you will...