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  Monday, July 25, 2016

Penzance- The Holy Headland

Penzance is an historic port of Mount's Bay. Penzance is located in Cornwall and is 300 miles of London. The city is a unique place, special by its authentic charm that other seafront towns don't have. The abundance of palm trees and gardens full of sub-tropical plants makes it a magical place to be.


Penzance has fantastic beaches such as Paar Sands Perranuthnoe, Kenneggey Sands and Lamorna Cove ideal for long walks. Penzance is also near to St Michael’s Mount, beautiful castle home of colourful tropical gardens. The Morrab Gardens will enchant flowers lovers with its subtropical plant species. For those feeling the soul of an artist, the Penlee House Museum offers the collection of paintings by the Newlyn School of Artists and displays of local antiquities and the Exchange Gallery features national and international works.
Constructed in 1930 with its particular design, the art deco Jubilee lido swimming pool is perfect to have a plunge. If you want to discover jewels of cinematographic art, the Penzance’s Savoy Cinema shows some of the best independent films from the UK and around the world. The Chapel Street is an outstanding architecture heritage of beautiful Georgian buildings where you can find the Egyptian House, the Union Hotel which is the first place to receive news of Nelson's death after the Battle of Trafalgar and the house which belonged to the family of Maria Branwell, the mother of the Brontë sisters authors of the novel Treasure Island.


The city has various bars, pubs and restaurants for magical nights. You can have the best dinner ever to the inevitable Bay restaurant. Penzance hosts each year many festivals throughout the year including the Golowan Festival and the Golowan Maritime Festival, the Lafrowda Festival, Cornwall Film Festival and the Trereife Summer Festival. There is also the Rotary Club Firework Display for illuminated nights.


Penzance has 400 boutiques and antique shops. You can go to the Wharfside Shopping Centre or to Seasalt Clothing, one of the best clothing shops.


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Penzance's climate is a mild climate. The rainfall in Penzance is significant and the average temperature in Penzance is 10.2 °C.

Public transportation

To move through the city, the Penzance railway station is at the eastern end of Market Jew Street. Most services are operated by Great Western Railway and The Night Riviera train offers an overnight sleeping car service. Local bus services run by First South West connect Penzance with most major settlements in Cornwall. A ferry service is operated between Penzance Harbour and the Isles of Scilly.


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