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11 Best Things To Do In Penzance, Cornwall – Hand Luggage Only

Best Things To Do In Penzance, Cornwall Jubilee Pool Swim

The gorgeous town of Penzance is one of the top places in Cornwall to visit whilst in the southwest of England. Tucked away on the shores of the south coast, it’s absolutely idyllic to spend a few days visiting. Not only that, there are heaps of the best things to do in Penzance dotted across the town and the wider area. This all makes Penzance a perfect base to explore the westerly fringes of Cornwall; which is beautiful, by the way. 

Over the years, we’ve visited Cornwall’s coastal gems many times. We love the beautiful Cornish beaches, the stunning castles and the Cornish pasties. The latter are so tasty and you honestly have to have them on whilst you’re in Penzance.

So, to give you a running start on the top things to see in Penzance, I’m sharing our very favourite spots which we love. It’s an incredible Cornish town and you’ll have bags of fun! 

1.) Jubilee Pool

The Jubilee Pool is totally easy to spot whilst you’re strolling around Penzance. It’s right on the coastline and is absolutely gorgeous to visit on a warm sunny day.

Now, this art-deco pool is open to all; which means it can get pretty busy at peak times. That being said, it’s well worth heading here if you fancy a saltwater dip, without dealing with any of the surf or riptides in the sea itself. 

Best Things To Do In Penzance, Cornwall Jubilee Pool Visit

On most days, the main pool is able to accommodate walk-ins, in case you’re choosing to visit on a whim.

That being said, You will need to book their geothermal pool if you want access to this one as spaces fill up fast. If you fancy that geothermal heat, then book these tickets at least a few days (or weeks) in advance. 

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2.) Chapel Street

Best Things To Do In Penzance, Cornwall Chapel Street

If you’re fancying a stroll through Penzance, then make sure to head to Chapel Street. You see, Chapel Street has a little bit of everything and is well worth visiting around lunchtime, especially at Admiral Benbow.

Best Things To Do In Penzance, Cornwall Admiral Benbow, public house

You see Admiral Benbow, is a cosy Cornish pub that’s been going since the 1600s, where it once was the frequented watering holes of pirates, smugglers and other people you really wouldn’t have wanted to bump into back in the 17th Century.

Thankfully, today, the clientele is much different! Just make sure to order their Wild Cornish Mussels or. their homemade fish pie. They’re so tasty. 

Afterwards, head further up Chapel Street and spot Egyptian House with its sphinx-like ornaments and colourful design before having a nightcap at…

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