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Penzance is a well-known town and port in Cornwall, England, renowned for its fine weather and excellent attractions. Amongst these are the large sections of the Penzance Parish, which are classified as conservation areas under the Penwith local plan. A number of Georgian and Regency buildings are still present within the town, however a number of the other buildings within the town are of mixed date, including several 20th Century buildings. Amongst the many beautiful areas of relaxation situated in the area are the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, which feature a large collection of tender trees and shrubs, many of which cannot be grown outdoors anywhere else in the UK.


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The seafront of Penzance is home to a promenade and open-air seawater Jubilee Bathing Pool, which is one of the oldest surviving Art Deco swimming baths in the country. Penzance promenade was destroyed in several parts by storms; however it is still an interesting feature to visitors of the area.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum
The Newlyn School of Art display their artists works here. There are also many temporary exhibitions of Cornwall art.

Castle on St Michaels Mount
An island in high tide, but reachable in low tide is this 17th century castle located 3miles east of Penzance. Here you can view armour and antique furniture, as well as dine in the tea garden or at the National Trust restaurant. (01736 710 507)

Minack Theatre
Cut into a Cornish hill is this open air amphitheatre, located 9miles southwest of Penzance. It has a reputation for hosting some of the finest performances in England, with Shakespeare, comedies and musicals all performed here. 750 people can be seated, either on the grass or rocky seats. (01736  810 694)

Trinity House National Lighthouse Centre
Tells how many shipwrecks have been averted due to the work of the lighthouses and keepers. It also tells of the ones that were not averted. (01736  360 077)







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