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Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Owner description: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major attraction in West Cornwall. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for... more Owner description: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major attraction in West Cornwall. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of contemporary artwork. The very favoured micro climate of kindly winter temperatures and shelter from the wind allow exotic and half - hardy plants to flourish. The planting schemes are appropriate to the varying individual habitats but carry a unifying theme of sculptural forms, textures and colours, complementing what nature has already provided. Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash, Richard Long and Tim Shaw have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work, which harmonise with the landscape. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Gardens
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Tanglewood Wild Garden
Tanglewood Wild Garden
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... 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
Attraction type: Gardens
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South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion
South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion
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... 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
Attraction type: Scenic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails
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Chapel Street
Chapel Street
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Canapes and Deli Shop
Canapes and Deli Shop
Ranked #1 of 188 Restaurants in Penzance
Cuisines: Polish, Cafe, European, Soups
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mermaid Alley
Mermaid Alley
Ranked #2 of 188 Restaurants in Penzance
Price: $7 - $18
Cuisines: International, British
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar
Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Newlyn
Price: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
The Shore Restaurant
The Shore Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 188 Restaurants in Penzance
Price: $8 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Jelberts
Jelberts
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Newlyn
Cuisines: British
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Blue Seas Hotel
Blue Seas Hotel
$56 - $67 (£40 - £48)
Ranked #2 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
Chy-an-Mor
Chy-an-Mor
$63 - $126 (£45 - £90)
Ranked #3 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
Cornerways Guest House
Cornerways Guest House
$49 - $53 (£35 - £38)
Ranked #10 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Venton Vean
Venton Vean
$105 - $133 (£75 - £95)
Ranked #1 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
Treventon Guest House
Treventon Guest House
$124 - $126
Ranked #5 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
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The Pendennis Guest House
The Pendennis Guest House
$103 - $123 (£74 - £88)
Ranked #7 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Warwick House
4.0 of 5
Warwick House
$145 - $157 (£104 - £112)
Ranked #6 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
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Camilla House
5.0 of 5
Camilla House
$151 - $184 (£108 - £132)
Ranked #11 of 84 Penzance B&B and Inns
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River Valley Country Park
4.0 of 5
River Valley Country Park
$59 - $240 (£42 - £172)
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