Hotels in Penzance

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What to do in Penzance

How can I find hotels in Penzance?

While Cornwall comes into its own in the summer, a visit at any time of year is enjoyable. Choose a hotel in Penzance and explore the town or make it your base for a longer Cornish visit. Use the eDreams search filters to find cheap hotels and other budget-friendly accommodation in the town. Penzance, with its old harbour, has an old-world charm that speaks of fishing and smuggling. Whether the sun is shining or sea breezes are blowing, a walk along the Victorian seafront promenade captures this sense of the town's history. The centre of Penzance is a place where you'll always find good hotel deals at eDreams. Look on the main streets of Wharf Road, Station Road and Market Jew Street. Close to the seafront, these streets are home to a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants especially if you fancy lunching on some traditional fish and chips. Leading off from here is Chapel Street that winds its way down to the harbour, taking you past many historic buildings. If you want to shop for souvenirs, you'll find global names as well as quirky vintage and local craft shops. As well as your fish and chips, other local delicacies to sample include Cornish pasties, Cornish cheese and, of course, a Cornish cream tea with clotted cream!

What to see in Penzance?

While Penzance has many of the delights of a typical British seaside resort, with something for all ages, when you book a hotel in the town centre you are ideally placed to start your visit with a boat trip. Local skippers are experts in the area's marine wildlife and will steer your boat to the best places where, if you are lucky, you may spot seals, dolphins, puffins, sea-basking sharks and possibly a whale or two during the summer months. If the sun is shining, take a dip in the Jubilee Pool. This is one of the few remaining seawater lidos in England and has just been brought back to its original Art Deco glory. In the summer, the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens puts on a wonderful show of colour including flowering lily pads in its pools. Near to Morrab Gardens is Penlee House which takes you back in time to aristocratic life in a Cornish country home. If you want to escape the sun (or the rain) pop into the Exchange Art Gallery. This small gallery has constantly changing exhibitions of local talent as well as creative activities for children.

Where to stay in Penzance?

When you book a hotel in Penzance you are ideally placed to explore the Land's End peninsula. Look for hotel deals in local districts such as Chyandour, Newlyn or Tremethick and you're just half an hour's drive from the Land's End Landmark Attraction with its stunning scenery, children's playgrounds and interactive experiences. If you want the attractions of the town and the beach while staying somewhere a little quieter, then look for cheap hotels near the Penlee Memorial Park. This large green area provides an alternative to sandy beaches for picnics and children's games while being on the doorstep of the Penlee House Art Gallery and Museum. If the Cornish landscape sounds like the ideal place for a holiday then browse eDreams for a hotel in Penzance. Search by location, accommodation type, price and date and then when you are ready we make it easy to book a hotel that's perfect for you. 

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