Penzance (Cornwall) is a large town and port, about ten miles away from Lands End. Sheltered on the shores of an area of water called Mounts Bay, Saint Michaels Mount is the outstanding feature in this mass of water, a part of the English Channel. It is endowed with a temperate climate due to its location. There is a train station, a heliport and a ferry which operates from the harbour. There is also a bus and coach station as well as a taxi service in no time.
Penzance has an amazing array of shops and businesses that service the towns, villages and rural countryside in the surrounding areas. There is no doubt that if you were looking for something you would find it in this glorious shopping area. This may be a shoppers dream come true, and for the tired shopper there are cafes, restaurants, takeaways, coffee shops and lounges, and fish and chip shops.
Public transport is available around the town for convenience of visitors and shoppers. A Farmers Market day is held once a week on a Friday with various stall holders attending. This is a great place to visit to see the local culture and meet the friendly locals of Penzance.
For garden lovers there are three acres of the Morrab Gardens, Penzance which is an area of sub tropical beauty. A short distance away is the Penlee Memorial Park which includes fifteen acres of impressive parklands, which is host to an open air theatre, an area where children can play, a number of tennis courts, a football field and an adventure park. There is a museum as well within the park that visitors can take a look at while there.
On the outer edges of the town is a large mansion and the National Trust Gardens of Trengwainton. This is a beautiful place with plants from all around the world. There are also museums, art galleries and the oldest pub and restaurant which smugglers and pirates once used in Penzance.
Penzance offers a great holiday away with the family. These are just a few of many things you can see and do in this beautiful place.
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