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I just walked by. It gives a strange feeling to see something like an Egyptian temple in Cornwall... read more

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Antwerpen, Belgium

well this is somewhat different and not to be expected in ancient england but well worth a look... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank L
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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...more
Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in the first floor flat of those amazing building. The exterior is amazing and inside is classic in style and comfortable. It is our first landmark stay and it took a while to get used to passerbyes staring up. The shop on the...More

5  Thank firefairie
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

It certainly makes you look twice as you think ‘Is this building for real or am I imagining it?’ but I thought this strange looking building looked out of place in Penzance so I looked up its history. The building dates back to 1835 and...More

47  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unique, quirky, totally unexpected, you mustn't miss seeing this unique Egyptian-revival building from around 1840. Now owned by the Landmark Trust, it is also possible to stay there.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just walked by. It gives a strange feeling to see something like an Egyptian temple in Cornwall. Only later found out they are running a B&B in there.

Thank JimVL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well this is somewhat different and not to be expected in ancient england but well worth a look around

Thank Frank L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Hidden gem of a building in lovely street off the main thoroughfare in Penzance. A 'must see' if you are visiting Penzance!

Thank coro532
Reviewed September 23, 2018

A wonderful quirky building, the Egyptian themed architecture an absolute joy, unable to see inside due to a lack of time.

Thank Malcolm489
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Stumbling around Penzance on a horrible, wet, foggy day I did not expect to see such an amazing Egyptian facade on a back street building. It really is stunning, in excellent decorative order and well worth a look. I understand it can only be viewed...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This amazing building was so colourful and well done. We spent some time admiring it. The art work looked very grand and it is well worth seeing.

1  Thank 720yvonnec
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Looks like a larger version of Lussman's Restaurant in Hertford. Very beautiful building and home to the Pure range of toiletries which were in our hotel.

Thank GerbilQueen
Reviewed May 12, 2018

My hotel in Penzance was the Union in Chapel Street, and opposite my hotel was The Egyptian House, which is a folly, once trying to become a local museum. At night it is lit with green and amber lights and is an oddity in such...More

Thank geoffrey d
Reviewed December 14, 2017

We chanced upon this well known Penzance attraction whilst dodging the rain squalls on a wet and blustery December day. This wasn't a planned visit, more by accident. We stopped for about half a minute to take in the obviously out-of place architecture for that...More

1  Thank Daniel S
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