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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Theaters
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 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Art 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 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #5 of 22 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 #6 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens
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Madron Well (Madron)
Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Historic Sites
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Men-an-tol (Madron)
Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Owner description: An easy 2.1 mile walk along the South West Coast Path from Penzance that gives great views across Mounts Bay to St Michael's... more » Owner description: An easy 2.1 mile walk along the South West Coast Path from Penzance that gives great views across Mounts Bay to St Michael's Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole. In autumn, the Bird Reserve at Marazion attracts rare migrants such as bitterns and water rails. The flocks of swallows hunting flying ants sometimes draw the attention of a passing hobby, an unusual bird of prey. « less
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #14 of 22 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 #15 of 22 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #16 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty 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 #17 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 22 attractions in Penzance
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Performances
Owner description: Dare you take the challenge of Arthur's Quest?Only you can help release King Arthur. You will journey through the aftermath... more » Owner description: Dare you take the challenge of Arthur's Quest?Only you can help release King Arthur. You will journey through the aftermath of battle, the Lost Labyrinth in Avalon, find Merlin in his magician's chambers and discover the evil Mordred. Beyond lies the frightening Gorge of Fire but Camelot awaits with only the Dragon's Lair between you and lost undersa land of Lyonesse. Find Excalibur and you will have served your King well. Guided on by Brian Blessed as Lancelot you will never have experienced anything so amazing in all your life. Make your visit to Land's End on you won't forget! « less
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Ranked #20 of 22 attractions in Penzance
Category: Specialty Shops; Ships
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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