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Penzance

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Elsewhere in Penwith

Historic Past

Weather

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Penzance stands on the south facing shores of the beautiful Mounts Bay. It is a market town with a wealth of history, making it an interesting holiday venue.

Penzance (the name derived from the Cornish language "Pen Sans" meaning Holy Headland) is the centre of the regional district of Penwith "The furthest end". Within this district are a host of attractions including St Michael's Mount and Lands End.

View of Penzance and Mounts Bay as seen from Eastern Green Beach

Penzance began as a fishing community at the headland, next to the current harbour. This small area has been inhabited for over a millennium although records do not name Penzance until the 13TH century. From this period the town grew in importance with the town receiving its Royal Charter from James 1 in 1614.

The town makes a great holiday base, from which one can visit the attractions of Penwith. Additionally it is itself an interesting attraction with its promenade and selection of museums and galleries.

For more information about specific areas of Penzance click here.

 

   ACCOMMODATION

 

    LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

   ELSEWHERE IN PENWITH

For your holiday accommodation needs within the Penwith area.

 

Museums and other attractions, worth a visit while on holiday.

 

Towns and villages of interest close to Penzance.

 

 

 

 

 

  HISTORIC PAST

 

   WEATHER

 

   GEOLOGY

Penwith's historical past;   Wells Churches  Tin Mining   Pre-History Maritime Smuggling Lighthouses

 

Penwith's equable temperature throughout the year makes it a great place to visit even out of season.

 

Penwith's geology is primarily granite. Its igneous nature providing interesting land features and ore deposits.

 

 

 

 

 

   LOCAL ART

 

   SHORE LIFE

 

   WILDLIFE

Penwith has historically attracted artists, which it still continues to do. This site contains the work of present local artists.

 

Cornwall is a fascinating place for its shorelife. It is the most southerly and westerly point and is warmed by the Gulf Stream.

 

Cornwall particularly Penwith due to its geographical location and climate has maybe the richest wildlife in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEB DESIGN
Penzance Based,
Web Design


CORNWALL CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Clinics in Truro, Hayle & Helston
CORNWALL CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Clinics in Truro, Hayle & Helston

OXYGEN HEALTH CLUB
For all your health needs.

WEST CORNWALL COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
Self catering holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

CHASS
Chess with a Twist

Squashbox Theatre aims to bring quality performances to schools, involving puppetry, storytelling, live  music and comedy.

SQUASHBOX THEATRE
Puppetry, storytelling,
live music and comedy

LESWIDDEN BUILDING SUPPLIES
For all your Building, Plumbing and Timber supplies

CELTIC TURF
T
he finest quality turf , topsoil and sedum roofing

CSH
A specialist self catering holiday accommodation letting company based at St Just.

COASTWISE DOUBLE GLAZING
Over 21 years experience in double glazing

CELTIC CROSS JOINERY
Specialist company offering a comprehensive joinery service.

CARE IN CORNWALL
Nursing home and providers of home care service.
 

GUIDED WALKING TOUR THROUGH PENZANCE TOWN
No Booking  Reqiured

 

 

 

 

 

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