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Splendid surprise building

Stumbling around Penzance on a horrible, wet, foggy day I did not expect to see such an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Beautiful building

Looks like a larger version of Lussman's Restaurant in Hertford. Very beautiful building and home... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Lovely ornate facade, beautifully detaild, well worth finding whilst browsing the streets of Penzance.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed November 22, 2017

The Egyptian House is owned by the Landmark Trust. The façade is amazing. The only way to see the inside of the building is to rent one of the three self-catering flats. Very good value out of season and in a great location in the...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We followed the tour of Penzance from the excellent local map. Chapel Street is one of the best places we visited with many interesting buildings The Egyptian House was one of the best in the street and is at the Northern end by the central...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed August 17, 2017

For some reason TripAdvisor has this place down as an 'attraction.' While the public are more than welcome to admire the outside, this property is actually a holiday home owned by the Landmark Trust and available to rent. The public cannot just wander in off...More

3  Thank Joanna K
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Whilst staying on Chapel St in Penzance we chanced upon this amazing piece of architecture, it's even prettier in real life.

Thank fran p
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