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Dock Cottage (Penzance)
"We have had a lovely time. We have fallen in love with Dock Cottage." Ruth, Ben, Ami and baby Jenson
What's Penzance Like?
Penzance is well known for being the most westerly major town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles west of Plymouth. The town's location gives it a temperate climate, milder than most of the rest of Britain. Every June since 1991 the Golowan Festival (which includes Mazey Day) has been held in the town. Also of interest is the seafront with its promenade and the open-air seawater Jubilee Bathing Pool (one of the oldest surviving Art Deco swimming baths in the country). Penzance is home to the new Newlyn Art Gallery establishment "The Exchange" which opened in 2007. Penzance is also home to Penlee House, an art gallery and museum notable for its collection of paintings by members of the Newlyn Art School.
There's a high street with many of the usual national stores but what's really interesting is the many independent restaurants, cafes and specialised food shops around the town as well as some pubs with hundreds of years of colourful history. Chapel Street is a cultural hub in Penzance. St Mary's Church boasts the best peel of bells in Cornwall and hosts classical concerts during the summer months. The National Trust 'Eygptian House' is at the top of the Street and The Penzance Art Society is at the foot. The local hostelry (The Union Hotel) was the first in UK to learn of and publicly announce the death of Nelson at Trafalgar. It also hosts live music events. The oldest pub in Penzance can be your local, or you may wish to visit the many art galleries and cafes also on Chapel St.
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