5 Picturesque Places in Penzance

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 landmarks not only in Penzance but the whole of the UK. Shrouded in History, the 12th century medieval castle surrounded by subtropical gardens provides a breathtaking view for the locals of Penzance and surrounding villages. Situated in Mounts Bay the landmark attracts thousands of tourists every year.


2. Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (1880 – 1940). The building was originally a Victorian family home which is surrounded by a beautiful sub-tropical park which was formed from the original garden. The museum was a winner of the South West Tourism Excellence awards in 2011-12 and also the Cornwall Tourism Awards in 2009,2010 and 2011. Explore the rich heritage of this magnificent building and then a walk through the beautiful sub-tropical gardens.


3. Trengwainton Gardens

Explore the magnificent 25 acres of special plants contained within Trengwainton Gardens. Enjoy a walk through five sections of walled gardens and witness the colourful splendour of the exotic plants on show. Dogs on leads are welcome to accompany you through the gardens and there is also the tearooms to visit for a spot of lunch and a chance to enjoy the kitchen gardens home grown produce.


4. Promenade

 The Penzance Promenade dates back to the 1840s and stretches for over half a mile and is the perfect place to take a stroll. The Promenade is classed as an important traditional part of the town. The storms of 2014 caused extensive damage to the promenade and had to undergo major repair and strengthening work which was completed in 2015. The Promenade stretches for over half a mile between Newlyn and the Jubilee Pool with a variety of coffe shops along the way to stop and treat yourself to refreshments. The views from the Promenade looking out over Mounts Bay are spectacular.


5. Morrab Gardens

 When visiting Penzance you have to visit Morrab Gardens to witness the wide collection of sub-tropical plants that have been accumalated over a period of many years. These magnificent plants are the result of original planting of gifts donated from local estates.

The local bandstand was built in 1905 and was extensively renovated in 2004. In 1904 the Boer War Memorial statue was erected in the gardens and went through a restoration in 2002. Whilst walking through the gardens you could quite easily imagine you was in the Tropics.  

 Plenty to explore in Penzance and don’t forget when booking your accomodation you won’t find better than the Hotel Penzance. The 4* townhouse is situated in an elegant Edwardian building with breathtaking views across Mounts Bay. With being located only five minutes from the town centre, Hotel Penzance is the ideal place to stay for leisure or business. Look on our website for the latest special offers.