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Penzance
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Penzance

Penzance is a town in the far west of Cornwall, England. It lies within Mount’s Bay and is the most westerly town in Great Britain. The town is built on a steep hill that overlooks the bay and is a popular seaside resort.

Penzance is known for its mild climate and is home to many sub-tropical plants, such as palm trees. The town is also known for its picturesque harbour and its long sandy beach. It is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the beaches, the local culture, and the mild climate.

The town was first established in the 12th century as a fishing village. It grew in importance over the centuries and became a major port in the 18th century. During this period, it was an important trading port for ships travelling to and from the Americas. The town also served as a base for the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars.

In the 19th century, Penzance became a popular holiday destination for the wealthy. The town was home to many grand hotels and was a popular spot for artists and writers.

Today, Penzance is still a popular holiday destination. It is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The town is also home to the Penlee House Museum and Gallery, which houses a collection of works by local artists.

Penzance is a beautiful and historic town with much to offer visitors. It is a great place to explore, relax, and enjoy the mild climate and stunning views of Mount’s Bay.

Excursion tips for a day in Penzance

Penzance is a beautiful coastal town in Great Britain that offers plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do in Penzance on a day trip:

1. Visit St. Michael's Mount, a picturesque castle located on a small island off the coast of Penzance.

2. Take a stroll along the promenade and admire the stunning views of Mount's Bay.

3. Explore the town's historic harbor and browse the many shops, restaurants and cafes.

4. Visit the Penlee House Gallery and Museum to learn more about the town's history and culture.

5. Take a boat tour around the bay and spot local wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and seabirds.

6. Enjoy some of the area's best beaches, such as Sennen Cove and Porthcurno.

7. Take a day trip to the nearby town of St. Ives, known for its stunning beaches and art galleries.

8. Visit the iconic Land's End landmark for breathtaking views of the sea.

9. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path, which offers stunning views of the Cornish coastline.

10. Sample some of the local seafood and other traditional dishes in one of the many restaurants in Penzance.

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The climate in Penzance

Penzance in Great Britain has a mild climate throughout the year with temperatures rarely reaching extremes. In the summer months, temperatures range from 17-20°C and the days are usually sunny and warm. In the winter, temperatures range from 4-10°C and there are usually more cloudy days. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and November. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C.

Cruise weather for Penzance

Our weather forecast for Penzance helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 16 °C
27.7 m/s
43.2 m/s
96.1 %
15.5 m
94.5 %
1,007 hPa
05:35:38
21:20:50
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 15 °C
28.8 m/s
41.8 m/s
95.0 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,014 hPa
05:36:53
21:19:40
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 16.1 °C
28.1 m/s
40.3 m/s
85.0 %
23.7 m
89.1 %
1,016 hPa
05:38:09
21:18:27
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 14.7 °C
17.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
51.2 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,023 hPa
05:39:26
21:17:12
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 13.1 °C
14.4 m/s
12.6 m/s
30.6 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,024 hPa
05:40:44
21:15:55
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 16.4 °C
31.3 m/s
44.3 m/s
96.2 %
21.2 m
83.2 %
1,019 hPa
05:42:04
21:14:36
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 16.1 °C
23.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
86.4 %
24.1 m
80.4 %
1,016 hPa
05:43:24
21:13:15
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 15.7 °C
22.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
28.4 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,020 hPa
05:44:45
21:11:51
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 15.7 °C
14.0 m/s
16.2 m/s
84.6 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,021 hPa
05:46:06
21:10:26
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 17.1 °C
11.5 m/s
12.6 m/s
92.5 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,024 hPa
05:47:29
21:08:59
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 16.6 °C
12.8 m/s
13.7 m/s
26.7 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,025 hPa
05:48:52
21:07:30
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 17.5 °C
25.2 m/s
37.4 m/s
46.1 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,022 hPa
05:50:16
21:05:59
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 17.3 °C
18.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
32.1 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,020 hPa
05:51:41
21:04:26
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 16.3 °C
34.6 m/s
42.5 m/s
35.5 %
24.1 m
89.6 %
1,019 hPa
05:53:06
21:02:52
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 15.8 °C
28.0 m/s
38.5 m/s
81.3 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,019 hPa
05:54:31
21:01:15

Cruises to Penzance

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Scheduled ship calls in Penzance, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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