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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Owner description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and... more » Owner description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and musicals from May to September. « less
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 -... more » Owner description: Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - c.1940). This popular museum and art gallery is set in a building that was originally a Victorian family home, surrounded by a delightful sub-tropical park formed from the original garden. Changing exhibitions throughout the year celebrate the rich artistic heritage of West Cornwall.Winner of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2011-12 and of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011 as Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. Open Monday to Saturday (Closed Sundays) throughout the year, including most Bank Holidays (closed Christmas and New Year), opening hours are 10am - 5pm during the summer (Easter to September) and 10.30 to 4.30 in the winter, with last admission half an hour before closing. « less
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Owner description: Cornwall's No 1 picnic garden, 9 acres woodland and ponds A magical place for all ages Open 10am until 8pm every day (Easter... more » Owner description: Cornwall's No 1 picnic garden, 9 acres woodland and ponds A magical place for all ages Open 10am until 8pm every day (Easter until October) Adults £5.00 Children over 5 years £2.00 Dogs welcome on leads. « less
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Chysauster (New Mill)
Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman period, this ancient settlement consists of about... more » Owner description: Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman period, this ancient settlement consists of about seven round huts, the walls of which are mostly intact and well preserved. « less
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Madron Well (Madron)
Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Men-an-tol (Madron)
Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Merry Maidens (Lamorna)
Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Ancient Ruins; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: One of England's best-preserved and complete ancient stone circles consisting of 19 granite stones that form a perfect circle... more » Owner description: One of England's best-preserved and complete ancient stone circles consisting of 19 granite stones that form a perfect circle nearly 78 feet in diameter. « less
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A rare survivor of that splendid era, The Egyptian House is probably one of Cornwall’s most flamboyantly designed buildings... more » Owner description: A rare survivor of that splendid era, The Egyptian House is probably one of Cornwall’s most flamboyantly designed buildings with is ornate lotus columns and stylised cornices. In amongst the traditional Egyptian symbolism and sphinx-like adornments, you can find the royal coat of arms of George III and William IV.John Lavin lived in the upstairs part of the house, while housing his mineral collection on the ground floor. His extensive collection was eventually sold by his son and it is understood that it has since been donated to the Oxford University Museum.The building had fallen into disrepair by the 1960s, but was purchased by The Landmark Trust in 1968 and restored to its original glory by 1973. The upstairs apartments are available as holiday lets from the trust.Downstairs is home to Pure Nuff Stuff, Penzance's own natural cosmetics company. The shop is open every day during Summer - you can watch the products being made on one side of the building and browse the shop on the other side. « less
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Owner description: Trereife, a beautiful centuries old family owned Estate, steeped in history, is being lovingly restored by the 7th generation... more » Owner description: Trereife, a beautiful centuries old family owned Estate, steeped in history, is being lovingly restored by the 7th generation family and is now open to the public in the summer months for day visitors. Trereife’s Stableyard Cafe is open Sunday- Thursday, 11-5 pm, serving a delicious menu of deli style food and locally sourced juices. Gardens and cafe entrance free. House tours £5. « less
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Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Mysterious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Ships; Specialty Shops; Cultural
Owner description: This is the good ship Bag O' Rags in Penzance Harbour. So come aboard and take a stroll around Captain Ben Bones' pirate... more » Owner description: This is the good ship Bag O' Rags in Penzance Harbour. So come aboard and take a stroll around Captain Ben Bones' pirate locker. For all your pirate t-shirts, hats and flags, all your accessories and swag. You are sure to find everything you need for every piratical deed! Looking forward to seeing ya soon matey! Yargh! « less
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Lamorna Cove (Lamorna)
Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Penzance
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Owner description: Starting at Lamorna Cove, this 5.3 mile yomp on the South West Coast Path will blow away cobwebs, with plenty of ups and... more » Owner description: Starting at Lamorna Cove, this 5.3 mile yomp on the South West Coast Path will blow away cobwebs, with plenty of ups and downs and some low-growing trees to duck under in the Kemyel Crease Nature Reserve. Travel through the remains of more than 100 Victorian market gardens known as 'quillets'. The walk ventures inland through fields and woodland on paths that may be muddy, so wear good footwear. « less
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