Attractions in and around Penzance

Penzance and Penwith are the tourist hotspot of the south west, and with good reason. Stunningly beautiful coast and countryside, long hot summers, intriguing history,excellent transport links and an abundance of tourist attractions.

Below, some of the best places to visit in Penzance & Penwith are explained in a easy to use format with useful information such as web links & contact information

st michaels mount marazion penzance cornwall

St. Michael's Mount

St. Michael's Mount is one of Penwith's most cherished sights, and one of the most photographed places in England. The island is set....

Read more about St. Michael's Mount

geevor tin mine in cornwall st just

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor was the last working tin mine in West Penwith closing in 1990. Situated in a spectacular setting on cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean, the workings eventually stretched.....

Read More about Geevor Tin Mine

paradise park bird parrot sanctuary

Paradise Park Bird Sanctuary

Paradise Park, situated in Hayle, was opened in 1973 as a tropical bird garden, the collection starting with owls, eagles, cranes, peacocks and parrots.....

Read more about Paradise Park

minack cliff top theatre

Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The Minack was the brainchild and life long passion......

Read more about the Minack Theatre

lands end sennen cornwall

Land's End

It's a memory you'll cherish forever - arriving like so many generations before you at one of the world's best loved landmarks. It's a place of almost mystical beauty.....

Read more about Land's End

trereife house and gardens newlyn

Trereife House & Gardens

Trereife is on the outskirts of Newlyn and is a hidden gem, a Queen Anne manor house of considerable beauty set amid the parterres and terraces of a classic Cornish Garden.

Read More about the Trereife House & Gardens

jubilee pool penzance swimming open air pool

Jubilee Open Air Bathing Pool

Described as one of the most unusual and pleasingly designed lidos of the era, the Jubilee Pool was designed in the early 1930s. The pool was opened with great celebration.....

Read More about the Jubilee Pool

eden project st austell cornwall

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex in Cornwall. It is an educational charity trying out new ideas and ways of thinking. The project is located in a reclaimed.....

Read More about the Eden Project

images - see individual pages