Top Choice Landmark in Penzance

St Michael's Mount

Looming in the middle of Mount's Bay and connected to the mainland via a cobbled causeway, this abbey-crowned island is an unforgettable sight – and one of Cornwall's most iconic images. Initially a Benedictine mona…
Architectural in Penzance

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.
Gallery in Penzance

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penzance's historic art gallery displays paintings by artists of the Newlyn School (including Stanhope Forbes and Lamorna Birch) and hosts regular exhibitions. The nearby Penlee Gardens are well worth a stroll.
Gallery in Penzance

Newlyn Art Gallery

On the edge of Newlyn, this historic gallery was founded in 1895 to display the work of the artists of the Newlyn School, but since 2007 the gallery's focus has been on contemporary art.
Gallery in Penzance


Housed in Penzance's former telecoms building, this gallery hosts regular exhibitions of contemporary art. It's the sister gallery to the Newlyn Art Gallery, a mile west along Penzance's prom.
Gardens in Penzance


Two miles north of Penzance near Madron is the walled garden of Trengwainton, which has a subtropical collection of ferns, shrubs, magnolias and rhododendrons.
Statue in Penzance

Statue of Humphry Davy

This statue honours Penzance's most famous son, the chemist and inventor Humphry Davy, who invented the miners' safety lamp and discovered the elements potassium, sodium and calcium.
Gardens in Penzance

Tremenheere Sculpture Garden

This inventive garden opened just outside Penzance in 2012. The landscaped gardens sit in a sheltered valley awash with artworks and installations: look out for a 'sky-view' chamber by James Turrell, a 'black mound'…
Historic Site in Penzance

Chapel St

The cream of Penzance's heritage architecture can be seen along Chapel St, which is lined with a wealth of beautifully preserved Georgian buildings.
Historic Building in Penzance

Union Hotel

A historic pub on Chapel St, the first place in England to hear news of Admiral Lord Nelson's death after the Battle of Trafalgar.