Echiums in Cornwall
A holiday in Cornwall provides so much to see and do but ultimately it is a great place to unwind and relax. Click here
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If you bring your car you can easily explore the western end of the peninsula. If not, we can arrange to collect you from Penzance Station and occasionally give you rides into town. You can also explore on foot, bicycle (if you bring one), or by bus. Here are a few ideas.
There are prehistoric sites such as a stone circle, the ‘Merry Maidens’ and standing stones known as the ‘Pipers’.
Walk the coastpath either into Mousehole or over to St Loy. Mousehole is a pretty harbour village with galleries and gift shops and tearooms, a good pub and excellent restaurants.
There are some spectacular beaches such as Porthcurno, and the famous Minack Theatre built into the cliff, or to a long stretch of sandy beach at Marazion and the National Trust island of St Michael’s Mount.
There is a good bus service and in the summer season there is an open top bus which goes round the entire peninsula.
The still active fishing port of Newlyn and the working town of Penzance. A pleasant afternoon can be spent wandering around the shops which sell antiques, second hand books, vintage clothes, or browsing the small contemporary galleries. There are lots of teashops and good restaurants. There is a small theatre and leisure centre and a 1930s outdoor swimming pool.
‘Penlee House’, a gallery and museum set in the park in Penzance and has a good cafe with outdoor terrace. The other public art galleries include ‘Tate St Ives’ showing artists who have had some connection with the area, and ‘Newlyn Gallery’ and ‘The Exchange’, showing contemporary art.
St Ives is a must see for many as it boasts a good number of beaches,galleries and cafes. And the sunset atSennen is a perfect end to a summer's day, with a great beach cafe for dinner.