Local attractions

West Cornwall is a beautiful part of Britain. It is the perfect place for a holiday with friends and family, a romantic retreat from the rat race or ideal for the solo traveller wanting to experience the beauty of truly rural westcountry.

Penzance is a historic and easily accessible base to explore the local countryside from. We have direct connections to and from the rest of the country by both bus and train. You can get to the Isles of Scilly from here and there are many great restaurants, a town centre with interesting independent shops and weekly local markets to poke around in and a long, lively and exciting history that you can explore.

Here be pirates, yaaar! There is also a rich selection of local festivals, traditions and celebrations happening at different points in the year so check the diary before you book in! Penzance receives many visitors from all over the world so if you’re keen to explore some gorgeous countryside, walk the beautiful coastal paths, visit ancient and historic locations, get active and adventurous, laze around on a pristine beach soaking up the sun or surf some of the best swell Britain has to offer then hurry on down!

Gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell
Pencarrow, between Bodmin and Wadebridge
St Michael's Mount, Marazion
Trebah, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth
Trevarno, Helston
National Trust Gardens
Cotehele, Nr Saltash; Glendurgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth; Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin; Trelissick, Feock,  Truro; Trengwainton, Penzance; Trerice, Nr Newquay

Animal attractions

National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
Paradise Park, Hayle
Springfields, St Columb Major
Cornwall's Crealy, Tredinnick, Wadebridge
Newquay Zoo, Newquay
Dairyland, Newquay
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly Travel

Other attractions

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
Cornish Cyder Farm, Truro
Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
Land's End, Land's End
Country Skittles, Townshend, Hayle
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Tintagel Castle, Tintagel
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno
Tate Gallery, St Ives
Shipwreck Rescue & Heritage Centre, Charlestown
The Eden Project, St Austell