Penzance & Mounts Bay
The last stop on the line with a beautiful bay!
Only 8 miles or 20 mins by car. The commercial centre of West Cornwall with day trip Ferries to the Isles of Scilly.
Penzance, from the Cornish Pen Sans, meaning holy headland, had long been the commercial hub of the Land’s End peninsula. The narrow streets wind down to the harbour where luxury yachts moor alongside the smaller fishing boats. Chapel St. the most historic part of Penzance is home to the Egyptian House, the Georgian Theatre, possibly the oldest remaining Georgian theatre in the country, the Turk’s Head, believed to be the oldest pub in the town and much more. The Dolphin Inn near the harbour is thought to be the first place in Britain where tobacco was smoked.
There is a regular ferry service from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly and also air links from Land’s End Airport. A great idea for a day out.
Further along is Newlyn, home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the United Kingdom. Watch the large fishing boats and trawlers pull up alongside to unload the catch.
Across the waters of Mounts Bay rises St. Michael’s Mount, a small tidal island crowned by a medieval church and castle. Take a few hours and explore this island world and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history.