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One place to see in the best street in Penzance ,.The street has the pubs and hotels which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
johnpZ4299KQ
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exeter
Strange

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

Reviewed November 6, 2018
JimVL
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One place to see in the best street in Penzance ,.The street has the pubs and hotels which illustrate the background of this old pirate port

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JimVL
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank geoffrey d
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