Penzance attractions

Penzance attractions

PenzanceFrom Penzance you can explore both the north and south coasts of Cornwall in this narrow neck of land stretching down to Land's End. Cornwall is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the coastline is battered by the Atlantic ocean. Fishing ports, little harbours, seaside resorts at Newquay, Falmouth and St Ives and the craggy coastline give Cornwall a character of its own, while inland the countryside is dotted with remnants of its past mining industries.

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Attractions Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7EW. Tel: 01736 788662. The largest preserved mining site in the UK. In the far west of Cornwall, on the Atlantic Coast. Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with many surface buildings, a guided underground tour through 18th / 19th century workings, a shop and a cafe. About 7 miles west of Penzance.

Geevor Tin Mine

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Attractions Lands End is the most westerly point in mainland England and the most visited outdoor tourist attraction in the County. There is lots for all the family to see and do, and you can have your photograph taken at the fingerpost. About 8 miles west of Penzance.

Lands End

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Attractions The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and life’s work of Rowena Cade. Sub-tropical rockeries. Come and enjoy the wealth of photographs, models and audio-visual displays. Coffee Shop. If you are coming to a performance at the theatre, we offer simple take-away meals. About 7 miles south west of Penzance.

The Minack Theatre

Attractions Trengwainton Garden, Madron, nr Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8RZ. Tel: 01736 363148. Visitors can now access previously closed sections of the walled gardens, incorporating a viewing platform to take in the scale of these unique structures, mysteriously built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrea Jones). About 1 mile west of Penzance.

Trengwainton Garden

Attractions St Michael's Mount, Marazion, nr Penzance, Cornwall TR17 0EF. Tel: 01736 710507. Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community. One of England's most famous and dramatic coastal attractions. Enchanting medieval castle and church perched upon a craggy island. Victorian underground railway travels from the village to top of the hill. Visit by causeway at low tide or take a boat trip. National Trust. Charges apply. (photo David Noton). Just off the coast of Penzance.

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Attractions Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AD. Tel: 01736 796226. Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings. Location: About 7 miles north of Penzance.

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Attractions Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG. Tel: 01736 796226. The Gallery overlooks Porthmeor Beach. The Gallery is a three storey building backing directly into the cliff face. The site is dramatic - it drops 50ft from cliff-top to beach and there are entrances to the Gallery at both levels. Tate café. With spectacular views over the old town of St Ives. ramp and lift access suitable for wheelchair users to all floors at Tate St Ives. Location: About 7 miles north of Penzance.

Tate St Ives

Attractions Levant Mine and Beam Engine, Trewellard, Pendeen, nr St Just, Cornwall TR19 7SX. Tel: 01736 786156. Steaming again after 60 idle years, Reminder of Cornwall's industrial past, Underground tours. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo copyright National Trust). About 7 miles west of Penzance.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Attractions Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RE. Tel: 01736 763194. Godolphin is a 15th century house, built by the The Godolphin family, who made their fortune from the local tin-mining industry. - with its linen-fold panelling and early 16th century carved beams. A painting on the Dining Room wall is dated 1731. (Photo copyright National Trust / Aerial-Cam). About 9 miles east of Penzance.

Godolphin House

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