Low tide in Mousehole’s harbour.

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Overlooking the majestic sweep of Mount's Bay, the old harbour of Penzance has a salty, sea-blown charm that feels altogether more authentic than many of Cornwall's polished-up ports. Its streets and shopping arcades still feel real and a touch ramshackle, and there's nowhere better for a windy-day walk than the town's seafront Victorian promenade.


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PENZANCE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Members of a local family with a long history of using the Jubilee Pool Lido become the first people to experience the Lido's new geothermal pool on August 28, 2020 in Penzance, England. The first of its kind in the UK, the new geothermal pool will treat visitors to a unique alfresco experience where fresh seawater will be geothermally heated to 35 degrees.  (Photo by Hugh R Hastings/Getty Images)

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