Famed for its history of swashbuckling pirates, Penzance makes an ideal base for exploring Lands End and the Penwith Peninsula. It is very popular with tourists even though there isn’t a great deal to do in the town centre.
Many people come here to visit St Michael’s Mount, which off the coast of Marazion just 5km (3 miles) from Penzance.
Penzance is England’s most southeasterly town of any considerable size and, as such, the terminus for many long-distance coach and rail routes.
From Penzance railway station there direct trains to London and as far afield as Aberdeen in Scotland as well as more frequent services to Plymouth.
Penzance also enjoys excellent bus and coach connections to other parts of Cornwall and direct coach services to other towns and cities in England.