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Titanic Comes to Cornwall

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  If you are staying in a hotel near Penzance train station it is well worth jumping on a train to visit Titanic Stories.   The Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 colliding with an iceberg on its
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Places to visit in Penzance Cornwall

What is there to do in Penzance
February month in Penzance is filled with beautiful clear days, cold but refreshing. What can you do whilst in Penzance? Well, you can go for long walks on the beaches, visit colourful gardens, galleries, museum’s or if you want to get active there are surf schools, boat trips, cliff
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Visit Cornwall in the Winter

Cornwall in Winter Picture
  After the Christmas festivities are over, it might feel like there’s not a lot happening in Cornwall. However, just ask the locals and they will tell you, January in Penzance and the rest of the county is a revelation. Of course, you might have to bring your waterproofs in case
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Fairytale in Penzance

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“And the bells are ringing out on Christmas Day” Famous festive words from The Pogues song ‘Fairytale in New York’ which is played all over the world in the December month. There is in fact another fairytale being told not in New York but in Penzance in the County of Cornwall. The str
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Christmas Lights Switch on in Penzance

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The end of November, beginning of December is a time when the whole of West Cornwall is as they say ‘lit up like a Christmas Tree’. Individual towns, villages and City switch on their magnificent displays of Christmas lights much to the delight of visiting families but also locals who
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Fireworks Night in Penzance

Fireworks Night in Penzance
Fireworks night in Penzance is a fantastic visual display of flamboyant colours and loud bangs. Every year one particular display stands out above the rest when it comes to lighting up the Cornish skies. The Penzance Town Fireworks Display will be taking place on Saturday 4th November
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Dreams and Reality Exhibition

Dreams and Reality Exhibition
Penlee Museum is currently hosting a new exhibition celebrating the lifetime works of intriguing artist John Armstrong. The exhibition will run from 16 September to 18 November and will be called Dreams and Reality. Featuring over 70 paintings a selection of which will be loaned from
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All Things Fish in Newlyn

    August Bank Holiday Monday in Newlyn will be thriving again this year with locals and visitors attending this year’s Fish Festival. Britain’s premier fishing port will have the biggest selection of seafood available in the far west peninsula. The Fish Festival is a fanta
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Penzance Pirates Guinness World Record Attempt

      On the August Bank Holiday 2017 a fresh attempt at a Guinness World Record challenge will happen in Penzance this year as the town looks to topple its previous attempt in 2014. In 2014, more than 14,000 people flocked to the town in a bid to beat the world record
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Penwith Festivals

  June and July are busy months for festivals in West Penwith. Penzance stages the world famous Golowan festival in June culminating with the spectacular Mazey Day parade. Just five miles away is the town of St Just who hosts the equally popular Lafrowda Festival. For the last 20
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Porthcurno Beach

    Porthcurno Beach is a family friendly location with lots of soft sand. There is a stream at the top of the beach which is safe for the children to have a paddle in. The beach is situated very close to the Minack Theatre and Telegraphy Museum. Porthcurno Beach was describ
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The Minack Theatre

  With the summer season upon us, why not pay a visit to the picturesque Minack Theatre which is situated on the West Cornwall Coast. The world famous open air theatre stages a vast selection of performances that run from May through to September. The Minack Theatre was built in
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The Hotel Penzance

Are you planning a business or pleasure trip to Penzance? The Hotel Penzance is a welcoming, intimate and comfortable 4* townhouse. The Edwardian building houses 25 individual rooms, many with views across the harbour and Mounts Bay. The Hotel is set back from the town but only five m
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Penlee Museum – 20 Year Celebrations

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum are rated as one of the leading Museums in the region. Situated in Morrab road, Penzance, the museum is home to very important collections of 19th and 20th century British art which also incorporates work by talented artists from the local
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Penzance is the Place to Visit in 2017

    Forget Jamaica and Australia according to the New York Times, Penzance is the place to visit in 2017. The New York Times has recently published ’52 Places to Go in 2017’ and ranks Penzance 14th on the list ahead of places like Australia, Madagascar, and Jamaica. This is
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Enjoy Christmas in Penzance

    With the Christmas lights illuminating the streets of Penzance and the Christmas festivities gathering momentum, let’s not forget the surrounding villages who host their own Christmas light displays. In particular the village of Gulval has a spectacular display of
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Penzance Christmas Lights Switch On with Holly Day

  With Christmas just around the corner, November is the month when many towns in West Penwith switch on their Christmas lights. The Christmas light switch on for Penzance will be held on Saturday the 26th of November at 5pm. Unlike previous years some of the town’s landmar
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October Half Term at Trengwainton Gardens

  Run out of ideas on what to do with the family this October half-term? Trengwainton Gardens near Penzance are hosting a fun filled week of activities for the whole family. The sheltered gardens are bursting with exotic trees and shrubs and the five sections of walled gardens ar
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Helen Glover Victory Parade

  The streets of Penzance were recently flowing with well wishers and onlookers to celebrate the Gold Medal achievements of our very own local girl Helen Glover. Helen and rowing partner Heather Stanning won gold for Team GB in the cox less women’s pairs at the recent Rio Olympic
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Newlyn Fish Festival

  With the August Bank Holiday nearly upon us the Newlyn Fish Festival is one of the biggest and best of its kind in the country and one of the top south west events. This major food event is firmly established on the national festival calendar for showcasing the local fishing in
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Hotel Penzance Theatre Guide

With the summer months upon us delivering beautiful sun filled days and clear moonlit nights, why not take in a show at the Famous Open air  Minack Theatre. Whilst enjoying your stay at the Hotel Penzance just a short car/bus ride will take you to the beautiful open air Minack Theatre
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Mazey Day

  The Golowan festival in June proves to be a very busy time in the town of Penzance. Preparations for the festival have been ongoing for months with participants fine tuning their displays for the big parade. This year will be no exception with a full list of activities planned
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Good News for Penzance Economy

    Recent figures show that traders in Penzance are currently experiencing an increased positive economy with more people visting the town and spending more money in local business. This is welcoming news to local Penzance traders who are feeling the feelgood factor. With t
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St Michael’s Mount Causeway Restored

    Recent restoration work has been completed on the causeway joining the Cornish mainland to St Michaels Mount. The Penwith storms of 2014 caused havoc up and down the country and the causeway to St Michaels Mount was no exception. The only land route between the mainland
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Have a Happy Easter at The Hotel Penzance

  As we leave the storms of January and February behind and enter the fresh spring days of March you can look forward to booking your Easter break. Hotel Penzance offers the perfect venue for your Easter break. Welcoming, intimate and comfortable, the 4* townhouse is in an elegan
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Hotel Penzance: Places of Beauty

  There is a whole host of attractions to visit in Cornwall whilst enjoying your stay at the Hotel Penzance. Penzance is a great base from which to explore West Cornwall and its iconic land-marks. St. Michaels Mount and Land’s End Cornwall are two world famous attractions. Furthe
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Special Offer at Hotel Penzance

    Happy New Year from the Hotel Penzance. Now the festive celebrations are over why not take advantage of our special offer available for 2016. From now until the 31st March, you can book a three-night stay in our Hotel and get the third night for free. This is a great off
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Christmas at Hotel Penzance

  As we head into December and with the festive season upon us why not enjoy the Christmas experience in Penzance and surrounding villages. The festive planning at the Hotel Penzance is well underway and we would like you to plan your stay with us during the Christmas period. Sta
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Penzance Christmas Lights

    Penzance Christmas festivities start on Saturday 28th November with the switching on of the Christmas lights. It will be a fun day of festive entertainment for the whole family including live music, choirs, Pirate FM and Heart FM. The lights will be switched on by the To
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5 Picturesque Places in Penzance

  The town of Penzance in Cornwall is home to many places of beauty. Have a look at 5 of the most picturesque places in Penzance. All of these locations are within walking distance of the Hotel Penzance.   1.  St Michaels Mount St Michael’s Mount is one of the most iconic l
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Capture the Beauty of Penzance

  While enjoying the views of Penzance why not capture those memorable shots on your camera and and enter your favourite photograph in a locally run competition.   The organisers of the competition, Cornwall Today, West Briton, Cornish Guardian and The Cornishman newspapers have
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St Michael’s Mount

  St Michael’s Mount is one of the most iconic landmarks in the UK. Shrouded in History, the 12th century medieval castle surrounded by subtropical gardens provides a breathtaking view for the locals off Penzance and surrounding villages. Situated in Mounts Bay the landmark attr
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Water Sport Activities in Penzance

  The coastline of Cornwall is strewn with beautiful beaches. Penzance is no exception containing the surrounding beaches of Eastern Green, Long Rock and Marazion and are all within walking distance of the Hotel Penzance.   The historical St Michaels Mount provides a breatht
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Enjoy Golowan at the Hotel Penzance

With June upon us, the Golowan festival is preparing for the usual 10 days of festivities, culminating in the spectacular Mazey day parade through Market Jew Street in Penzance.
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Poldark Comes to Hotel Penzance

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Explore Poldark's Cornwall. Stunning beaches, rugged landscapes, old mines and more, all from our ideal base in Penzance.
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Cornwall in the Winter – Why It’s Always Worth the Trip

Outside of Christmas, it might feel like there’s little to a Cornish winter getaway. But as the locals – and those in the know – will tell you, there are scarcely more magical times to get lost in Penzance and the rest of the county. Of course, you might have to dodge the
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Autumn Events in Cornwall | Things to Do…

After another great summer here on the South Coast, people are always asking ‘what is there to do during Autumn in Cornwall?’. Well, the answer is – plenty! The truth is, Cornwall is one of the best places to spend the Autumn. Whilst we can’t promise there won&
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Sea Salts & Sail

Sea Salts and Sail 2014 is this weekend – 11, 12, and 13 July in Mousehole. Over the three days you can look forward to a variety of activities and entertainment. Penlee Lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ will be paying a visit to the harbour between 17…00-1800hrs on Saturd
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Penzance Literary Festival – Things to do in Cornwall in July

Take in the Penzance Literary Festival from the 16th of July during your stay at the Hotel Penzance as well as many other things to do in Cornwall this July.
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Golowan Festival in Penzance | Days Out in Cornwall During June

Golowan Festival in Penzance
With a packed schedule during Easter and an unmissable programme of things to do in the summer, the end of June might be a bit of a blip for other areas of the UK when it comes to things to do with the family. However, as always with Cornwall, there’s no shortage of goings on at
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Falmouth Classics Regatta | June in Corwall’s Main Event

Falmouth Classics 2014
One of the truly unmissable features of the summer in Cornwall is the annual Falmouth Classics regatta; a weekend of nautical fun that is without peer in the UK. The Cornish coast is truly one of the most breathtaking in the UK (and we might dare say, the whole world); and whilst you&
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