is the regional centre of West Cornwall.
This attractive town stands on the south
facing shores of Mounts Bay. The bay
itself is dominated by the granite heights
of St Michaelís Mount.
is an ancient market town which has
kept much of its character and originality.
Its location, close to a multitude of
attractions makes it an exciting holiday
is the most southern large seaside town
of Britain as such it has an almost unique
climate. Penzance is on a peninsular almost
completely surrounded by the sea. This
in conjunction with the Gulf Stream, reduces
the range of temperate changes.
more equable temperature enables sub tropical
plants to thrive and makes it inviting to
visit even outside the usual holiday season,
when temperatures in other areas of the
UK are not so welcoming.