Penzance is the ideal place to centre your holiday. The peninsula of Penwith is renowned for its tucked away coves, sandy beaches and ancient Celtic historical sites and they are all within easy reach of Penzance, either by car, train or on one of the many coach trips which start from the bus station in the town.
More energetic types can sail or wind surf in the bay or take a walk over the coastal footpaths which are famous for their rugged beauty, wild flowers and the occasional school of dolphins cavorting out at sea.
The famous Minack open-air theatre is on the cliffs at Porthcurno where, between May and the end of September, many a pleasant evening can be spent watching a variety of plays and musicals.
Take a day trip to the peaceful Isles of Scilly - both the helicopter and the SS Scillonian leave from Penzance. Last, but not least, there is St. Michael's Mount, rising out of Mounts Bay, owned by the National Trust and well worth a visit. Take a boat or, at low tide, it is possible to walk to the island across the causeway.
Other local places of interest include Lands End, Newlyn fishing village, Mousehole, Marazion, Chysauster bronze age village, St Ives, etc. A little further afield (1-1½ hours driving) finds attractions including the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Tintagel Castle, Geevor Tin Mine and many more.
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