Cornish Coastal Path West: St Ives to Penzance
Walk on the Cornwall Coastal Path West from St Ives to Penzance.
Housed in Penzance's former telecoms building, this cool gallery hosts regular exhibitions of contemporary art. The pulsating light...
More urban chic than olde worlde, this open-plan bar also boasts the town's best beer garden.
This attractive double-floored diner is tucked down an alley off Chapel St. Food is filling and unpretentious: fish served with...
As with Truro and Falmouth further east, Penzance's wealth was founded on the import-export trade, and most of the town's Georgian and Regency town houses were built for the merchants and sea captains who once plied their trade out of the harbour. The best examples can be seen along Chapel St and Queen St; look out for the extraordinary Egyptian House.
The Egyptian House looks like a bizarre cross between a Georgian town house and an Egyptian sarcophagus and was originally built for a wealthy mineralogist, John Lavin, as a geological museum.